CBT Tools: Canada's #1 CBT workshop (2023.01.18; via Zoom)

CBT Canada
Meeting Description: 

This three-credits-per-hour workshop is for clinicians wishing to integrate more of CBT's tested tools into their daily work with general medical patients.

Veteran presenter Dr. Greg Dubord and CBT Canada faculty explain the key features of over 26 tools used to change patients' maladaptive beliefs and behaviors. You'll then see step-by-step demonstrations of how to best integrate each tool into ten-minute medical appointments. Participants gain familiarity and comfort with the tools through the coaching received while practicing in dyads.

This sleeves-up workshop emphasizes practical assessment tools, homework compliance enhancers, and change-oriented charting. The focus is on the most strategic interventions that can be integrated into routine (e.g., 10 minute) clinical appointments.

Learning objectives

1. Discover the incredible utility of persuasion tools in medicine

2. Gain comfort with the most versatile tools for your practice

3. Implement the appropriate tool(s) in a given situation

4. Use newly acquired tools under direct supervision

5. Formulate more effective ways to motivate patients

6. Recognize and address "empathy addiction"

7. Learn more effective ways to get the patient “on side”

8. Discover how to non-negotiably orient patients towards action

9. Recognize ways to harness strong complaining for change

10. Learn to overcome many vexing blocks to compliance


Case studies

1. Mary, 35, wants antibiotics yet again—but doesn’t need them

2. James, 56, is doing almost nothing to control his diabetes

3. Patricia, 44, insists she’s not an alcoholic, despite two blackouts

4. John, 61, wants yet another note for time off work

5. Linda, 36, demands that all tests be repeated to rule out MS

6. Robert, 53, refuses medication for his significant hypertension

7. Jennifer, 16, has started cutting herself when distraught

8. William, 43, has poorly controlled epilepsy but feels safe to drive

9. Elizabeth, 68, still smokes despite many health complications

10. David, 54, is still not exercising despite your best efforts

11. Barbara, 31, wants another questionable pain medication refill

12. Richard, 57, says his naturopath advises against the flu vaccine


Head instructor Greg Dubord, MD is the CME Director of CBT Canada, and the prime developer of medical CBT. He has presented over 500 workshops, including over 50 for the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and is a University of Toronto CME Teacher of the Year. 

Accreditation is three-credits-per-hour by the College of Family Physicians of Canada*. The workshop is 6.0 hours in length, for 18.0 Mainpro+ credits. The Royal College accepts Mainpro+ credits as equivalent (1:1) to MOC credits for Section 1 (i.e., Group Learning). As such, this 6.0 hour, three-credits-per-hour module counts for 18.0 credits in MAINPORT. 

*American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members are eligible to receive up to 18.0 Prescribed credit hours for attendance at CBT Canada's 6.0 hour (/18.0 Mainpro+ credit) workshops due to a reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians (AAFP, 2016).

Family Medicine
Family Medicine/Preventative Medicine
Family Practice
General Practice
General Preventive Medicine
Physician MD
Physician DO
Nurse Practitioner
Registered Nurse
Other Allied Health
Medical Student
Event Venue: 
virtual (via Zoom)
Canada (Show on map)
Greg Dubord, MD
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CBT Canada
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Start Date: 
9:00 AM
Finish Date: 
4:30 PM
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