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“Managing Difficult Clinical Encounters i.e. ‘The Angry Patient”

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Speaker:   Dr. Michael Cord, HBSc, M.D,CATPP (TPS), MCFP

 

To register, please contact Ada/Anna at pcmhsection@gmail.com or (416)229-2399 Ext 125.

Approved for 2 hours of MDPAC Group CE Credits

 

Who is invited: All Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students
Registration: Free for all Physicians, Residents, and Medical Students, hosted by the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

This talk is free of charge and hosted by the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health.

Dr. Michael Cord, M.D. is a family physician with a practice focused on psychotherapy and psychotherapy supervision. He supervises colleagues beginning therapy practice for the CPSO Change of Scope program, is a Mentor within the OCFP Collaborative Mental Health Network (CMHN) and a psychotherapy Supervisor for the Mount Sinai Psychotherapy Institute.

During this session, you will:
1. Understand how the “intense clinical moment” evolves.
2. Understand the risks involved.
3. Understand the most common clinical responses to difficult physician-patient encounters.
4. Learn to manage such difficulties in order to manage risk and provide benefit for the patient.
5. Learn to recognize one’s own emotional reactions to the patient in a difficult interaction.
6. Learn to “metabolize” the intensity of difficult clinical encounters.
7. Learn to use one’s emotional reactions to a difficult encounter to respond professionally.

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What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 ? 

 

What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 ?

(That we didn’t know in 2016)

Date :  November 21, 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road)

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

For inquiries only about the Caring for Self series, contact Dr. Harry Zeit at harryzeit@sympatico.ca

Please visit our supporting Facebook page and community at : https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

Conversations about burnout, clinician well-being and the effects of toxic stress increasingly dominate discussions within the health care field. These crucial conversations exist on many levels, from the physiologic and individual, to the collective and political.

Sometimes the conversation is about medical errors, and sometimes it is about clinician suicides. There are many faces to this contemporary dialogue, and most of them share tragedy and a sense of collective helplessness and bewilderment as a common thread.

We last summed up the state of knowledge and awareness of burnout in season four of our series. We felt that this year – with discussion on burnout and moral injury so much in the forefront – that we revisit the topic and summarize what advances and shifts we’ve observed in this rapidly evolving area.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

A more holistic approach that integrates the embodied, subjective and social environment

About advances in understanding the relationship between subcortical neurophysiology, burnout and trauma

More about why burnout, behavioural sequelae and addiction reflect traumatic stress and not depression.

How conversations about burnout cannot take place without a deeper understanding of moral injury, betrayal theory and dignity.

Barriers to the implementation of effective responses to the burnout and moral injury crisis.

 

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Caring for your Patient-What not ! to do

Women’s College Hospital and the Education Committee of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health are pleased to present this Program free of charge:

Presenters:  Dr. Lynn Marshall, M.D. and other members of MDPAC Guidelines Task Force

Time:  Wednesday  October 24, 2018     7:30-9:30 pm 

Location: Women’s College Hospital room 6214  (6th Floor)

Please RSVP to Ada and Anna at michaelpare@rogers.com or 416-229-2399 x 125

A collaborative video by the Guidelines Task Force of the MD Psychotherapy Association of Canada (Drs.Carol Brock, Larry Nusbaum, Joan Barr, Lynn Marshall, Karyn Klapecki), followed by discussion with the audience. The program will finish with a song by Dr. Larry Nusbaum, dedicated to the late Dr. David Cree.

The goals are: to re-emphasize what TO DO as physicians practising high quality psychotherapy, based on medical ethics that allows for a variety of approaches, and focuses on maintaining professional development. The objectives are to focus on what NOT TO DO regarding competence, conduct, and environment/record-keeping.

 

Come up to the 6th Floor via the Main elevators from the parking garage or lobby. Turn left, go though the door and room 6214 is directly on your right.

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Living and working in the Age of Overwhelm

Caring for Self while Caring for Others Series

Date: October 17, 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road)

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

For inquiries only about the Caring for Self series, contact Dr. Harry Zeit at harryzeit@sympatico.ca.      

Please visit our supporting Facebook page and community at : https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

 

We live in an age of overwhelm, in a time when we are driven to both overdrive and distraction. How do we function in the face of unremitting stress without becoming overwhelmed in the process?   And, in conditions that feature a scarcity of care and support, where can we safely discuss our sense of fatigue and fear and overwhelm?

This presentation is deeply informed by the work of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and her most recent book: The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul. She writes: “When we’re overwhelmed, we must, must determine how to metabolize and internally transform whatever is arising in us. Otherwise, it erodes us, or we cause external harm, or both.”

We all come with some degree of human need to be validated and held, to effectively and mindfully respond to challenges. Otherwise, we act out of mindless desperation, or numb out and don’t act at all, placing ourselves, our families and our communities at risk.

In this presentation, attendees will learn to:

Identify major factors at work in creating conditions of overwhelm.

Access more personal agency in the face of chronic stress.

Mitigate harmful effects of overwhelm while finding helpful steps forward.

Cultivate hope, well-being and integrity in the face of collective challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OMA Primary Care Mental Health Series- Save the Dates

Below are the Dates for our OMA Primary Care Mental Health Series ( Previously “Wednesday Night Series”)

We changed the name as the talks are now on different Weeknights

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

 

October 23rd, 2018   Please note DATE CHANGE!!!!!    now Wednesday October 24,2018

November,28th 2018- Outreach to new Graduates and Young Doctors

December,13th 2018

January 22nd ,2019

February 13th, 2019

March 14th, 2019

Information concerning topics for the dates will be posted shortly.

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Welcome to “Caring for Self while Caring for Others” – Seventh season

Facilitators: Harry Zeit, M.D. and Irina Dumitrache CYT

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road) Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health
Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Save the dates:

Wednesday October 17, 2018: How to Live and Work in an Age of Overwhelm.

Wednesday November 21, 2018: What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 (that we didn’t know in 2016).

Wednesday January 16, 2019: Resilience: Beyond the Hype and Towards an Attitude of Hope.

Wednesday February 20, 2019: How to Cultivate an Open Heart in a Time of Uncertainty and Bewilderment.

Wednesday March 20, 2019: From Survival to Resistance; from Resistance to Empowerment.

More details to follow.

For further information about the series, please contact Dr. Zeit by email at harryzeit@sympatico.ca

 

Please visit our supporting Facebook page and community at :   https://www.facebook.com/WhileCaringForOthers/

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Building and Modeling Resilience Through Self-awareness

 

Date: Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, ON

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext. 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

 

Speaker: Mr. Allan Sheps MSW, RSW, FCGPA

Mr. Allan Sheps MSW, RSW, FCGPA, Private Practice, Thornhill, Ontario.

Co-Director Toronto Institute of Group Studies.

 

Although group therapy provides the frame for this seminar participants will find the counter-transference and self- awareness themes relevant to all areas of therapeutic practice. Experiential exercises and discussion, will help participants explore their awareness of their counter-transference and how these issues might emerge in practice. Finally we will consider ways participants can work through and use their counter-transference responses therapeutically.

 

Learning Objectives:

1.    Participants will understand current theory of counter-transference as presented in the group therapy literature.

2.   Participants will have an increased awareness of their own counter-transference issues.

3.    Participants will be better able to use their understanding of their counter-transference responses therapeutically.

 

 

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