Revitalizing ourselves:Re-awakening our Aliveness

The Caring for Self While Caring for Others Series – Season Six Facilitators: Harry Zeit MDPAC(C) and Irina Dumitrache CYT

Date: Wednesday, March 21st, 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.
The session is complimentary.

Approved for 2 hrs CE by MDPAC
RSVP: by phone: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com

Upon the arrival of spring, let’s meet and reflect on the ways we cultivate vitality and aliveness in our lives.

From working with our body, to working with our emotions; from rekindling our relationships to utilizing mindfulness and neuroplasticity, how do we invoke pleasure and invite renewal?

We will watch some video of well-known contemporary clinicians and writers as a stepping off point to explore our own possibilities for transformation and deeper fulfillment in life.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is vitality? How is it defined? How do energy and vitality differ?
  • Explore various social determinants of vitality and aliveness.
  • Identify somatic determinants of vitality and aliveness.
  • Explore the role of neuroplasticity in movement towards vitality.
  • Learn a somatic practice for increasing our sense of aliveness and vitality.


    Upcoming Presentations:
    April 11th, 2018 – Beyond Burnout: Cultivating Hope and Humanity in Challenging Times. With guest co-facilitator Shailla Vaidya MD

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Standards and Guidelines

What is the Standard of Care in the Practice of Primary Care Medical Psychotherapy?

Date: Wednesday, February 28th  2018


Speaker: Dr. Michael Paré, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.D.General Practice Physician with a focused practice of psychotherapy

Chair of OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health


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


Learning Objectives:

The purpose of this talk is to help Primary Care Physicians and/or Physicians providing medical psychotherpy in Canada become better acquainted with expectations concerning the standards of psycotherpay in the practice of our focused area of medicine. This session covers a few centrally important and yet rarely discussed essential elements of successful ethical psychotherapy: such as confidentally [and its limits], obtaining

  1. The participant will have increased knowledge of the Standards and the Guidelines for Psychotherapy and issues of confidentially, Record Keeping, Informed Consent, Boundaries, and Diagnosis suicide assessment, etc.
  2. What are the common countertransference reactions (positive and negative) to patients.
  3. Learn the several components of a suicide risk assessment.