MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program

Five experiential weekends & five supervision group sessions

$4200 includes meals, accommodation and supervision

NOTE: This program is designed for physicians only.

September 2020 to June 2021

The MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program is a year-long training course for physicians wishing to develop a focused practice in psychotherapy or to increase their skills in providing psychotherapy in the context of a comprehensive family practice setting or wanting to develop a psychotherapy practice. 


The program takes place over five weekends from September 2019 to June 2020 with the following topics:

September 11-13, 2020 at Geneva Park
Topic: Initial Assessment and Intake & the Therapeutic Alliance;

November 14-16, 2020 at BMO
Topic: Therapeutic Presence & Providing Patient Safety;

February 5-7, 2021 at BMO
Topic: Ethics, Record Keeping, Medical/Legal Issues & Psychopharmacology;

April 16-18, 2021 at Geneva Park
Topic: Boundaries, Transference, and Countertransference;

June 18-20, 2021 at Geneva Park
Topic: Trauma, Self Care, and Burnout Prevention

Each residential weekend will consist of both didactic and experiential components with adequate opportunities for feedback and interaction with presenters and colleagues.

Participants are expected to attend each weekend and attend five online group supervision sessions throughout the year.


Geneva Park, Orillia, On- located about 90-120 minutes from Toronto on the shores of Lake Couchiching. This is a YMCA camp facility, with modest accommodations.  All rooms have a separate bathroom, fridge, coffeemaker, toiletries and linen provided.

The BMO Institute for Learning (BMO) is a residential setting in north Toronto, at 3550 Pharmacy Ave, more elaborate facilities. This venue was chosen as it is closer to Toronto due to more chance of inclement weather at these times.


While the specific timing of each weekend has not been specified, the estimated times are as follows: 

FRIDAY - Check-In anytime after 4:00 p.m.

Dinner will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. buffet style in the dining hall of the main building

Program begins 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY - Program resumes 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

10:30 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 - 8:00 pm Program Resumes

SUNDAY - 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Program resumes

10:30 am – 10:45 am – Refreshment Break

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch/Departure  


  • A deposit of $500 is required at time of registration.
  • EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT AVAILABLE! Final balance of $3450 if paid in full by July 13 2020.
  • Balance of $3700 due by August 13 2020.


  • A deposit of $500 is required at time of registration.
  • Shuttle service from Pearson International Airport to the Geneva Centre, if required, is not included. Visit their website or contact them directly for pricing information: Simcoe County Airport Service | Taxi | Transportation
    Tel:  705 728-1148 or 1-800-461-7529


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balance ($3700) due by August 13, 2020
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  • Cancellations must be received in writing or via email to the MDPAC Office.
  • Cancellations received prior to August 13 2020 are subject to an administration fee of $100
  • Cancellations received after August 13 2020, will have no refunds, however a $500 credit may be used for another MDPAC program within the next 12 months.


This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 28 Mainpro+ credits which includes supervision for Module 1.


Approved for 12 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits per Module and 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (the latter automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours).

Also Approved for 2 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the Supervision after each  Module (these must be submitted directly)

TOTAL:  60 hours of MDPAC Group CE credits per 5 Modules and 10 hours of MDPAC CCI credits (automatically calculated when MDPAC member submits Group CE hours) for the whole 5 Module Course and 10 hours of MDPAC CCI credits for the Supervision (submitted separately).


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