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Ten-Minute CBT: A three-credit-per-hour workshop

Type: Mainpro+ Workshops (Mainpro-C)
Thursday May 10
9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Room 103
Credits: 9 Mainpro+
Price: $495+HST

  • Description

    Medical CBT is specifically designed for the ultra-brief appointments typical of primary care. In this workshop you'll learn many practical tools that may fundamentally change how you deal with the often-frustrating psychological side of medical practice. You’ll learn flexible medical CBT tools to enhance your existing approaches to common psychiatric disorders (addictions, anxiety, and depression), chronic medical conditions (eg, asthma, diabetes, chronic pain), and disease risk factors (eg, obesity, lack of exercise, poor stress management). We begin our journey by exploring the key concept of empathy addiction and the clinical implications of patient immaturity. We then practice goalification (the conversion of complaints into goals), and sanity-saving non-compliance retorts. In the second part of the session, we examine how to pinpoint the pathogenic beliefs (cognogens) at the root of common emotional and behavioural problems. We continue on to explore the missing piece in most practices: the core clinical skill of persuasion. All physicians will reply that they know persuasion is central in clinical medicine. However, few physicians can name and describe which specific tool(s) of persuasion they’re using at any given moment. The common consequences of not knowing what you are doing are patient stagnation and physician frustration. We discuss, demonstrate, and practise over a dozen flexible and effective tools. And because life is terrifyingly short, we make the learning fun. After completing their medical CBT training, many physicians express significant regret that they’d not taken it earlier. Why? They report that medical CBT prevents burnout and brings joy back to the practice of medicine!

    Learning Objectives
    • Learn to break patients away from their "empathy addictions.
    • Learn to structure ten-minute appointments to maximize impact.
    • Learn the vital importance of not working harder than most patients.

  • Speakers