Worry Management: CBT for GAD (2023.04.19; via Zoom)

CBT Canada
Meeting Description: 

Anxiety impairs not only our patients, but many of our colleagues, family, and friends as well.

Today’s stressors are objectively significant. Who among us is genuinely immune to the compounding influences of COVID-19, social media, populist politics, the housing crisis, global competition, artificial intelligence, etc.? Another stressor is of course climate change, which has given rise to the new disorder of “eco-anxiety”. According to a recent Yale University study, 69% of us are at least “somewhat worried” (and 29% “very worried”) about climate change.

Our young are particularly afflicted with anxiety: an astounding 23% of boys & 46% of girls in Ontario live with “high levels of distress” (OSDUHS).

Some patients feel compelled to ruminate essentially all day long. And then, at their hora somni, the rumination haunts them still. For many, “not coping” has become the new normal.

In this Age of Anxiety, those who “hack” their psychology to remain calm & focused don’t just feel better—they have a significant competitive advantage in school and at work. And at home? Home becomes more home-y, and relations become more harmonious.

But besides drugs (+/- a stern recommendation to relocate to an isolated Hawaiian island), what tools do you have to help the anxious find calmness and focus?

CBT’s tools can help. CBT is by far the most evidence-based non-pharmacologic approach to anxiety, and important components can be effortlessly integrated into normal primary care appointments.

This highly-practical, three-credits-per-hour CME works through family practice case studies of excessive worry, generalized anxiety disorder and common contemporary fears. The focus is on cognitive & behavioral techniques that take ten minutes or less. Participants are encouraged to discuss real-life cases.

Note: Many of the non-pharmacological tools taught in this CBT Canada workshop are very important to the resilience of physicians, and can be passed along to children and other family members—all while fully respecting their boundaries.

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 3.0 hours in length, for 9.0 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 3.0 hour, three-credits-per-hour module counts for 9.0 credits in MAINPORT.

*American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) members are eligible to receive up to 9.0 Prescribed credit hours for attendance at CBT Canada's 3.0 hour (/9.0 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
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virtual (via Zoom)
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CBT Canada
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Start Date: 
12:00 PM
Finish Date: 
3:30 PM
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