Panic & Phobias: Conquering fears with CBT (2023.05.03; via Zoom)

CBT Canada
Meeting Description: 

Physicians trained in CBT derive significant professional satisfaction from treating panic disorder and the phobias. Most patients respond relatively quickly, and relapse rates are reassuringly low.

Part 1. Panic disorder can be treated either the British way (pioneered by Oxford's David Clark) or the American way (pioneered by Boston U's David Barlow). We're Canadian, so naturally we hono(u)r and teach both.

The British model has proven helpful for many other problems, and cases reviewed include the following:

Dementia worry
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Migraine headaches
Perimenopausal symptoms
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD)

Part 2. Phobias are surprisingly common: about 10% of your patients have at least one, and about 20% of those patients are rather debilitated. As you know, many phobias have fancy names. The most common phobias include acrophobia (fear of heights), agoraphobia (literally, "fear of the marketplace"), aerophobia (fear of flying), arachnophobia (fear of spiders), astraphobia (fear of thunder and lightning), autophobia (fear of being alone—presumably especially in automobiles), claustrophobia (fear of confined or crowded spaces), hemophobia (fear of blood), hydrophobia (fear of water), ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), and zoophobia (fear of animals).

Special phobias reviewed include the following:

OCD-related avoidance
PTSD-related avoidance
public speaking anxiety
selective mutism
separation anxiety
social anxiety
test anxiety
Most phobias are very treatable. Overcome your workshop-o-phobia and register today!

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)
Canada (Show on map)
Greg Dubord, MD
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CBT Canada
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Start Date: 
12:00 PM
Finish Date: 
3:30 PM
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