September 11, 2020 - June 20, 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. While there are many models of therapy, it has become more apparent and empirically researched that the most important factor in healing is the therapeutic alliance or relationship. This program will focus on the basic core skills required to foster, manage ruptures of, and create safety within this relationship, while also learning ways to care for ourselves while caring for others.
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 five online group supervision sessions throughout the year.
More aware of my own responses in therapy and impact of transference both directions
Building community within the participants
It gave me core "soft skills" outside of the specific therapeutic techniques that I need to practice competently, safely, effectively.
The program takes place over five weekends from September 2020 to June 2021 with the following topics:
MODULE 1: September 11-13, 2020 at Geneva Park
Topic: Initial Assessment and Intake & the Therapeutic Alliance;
MODULE 2: November 13-15, 2020 at BMO
Topic: Therapeutic Presence & Providing Patient Safety;
MODULE 3: February 5-7, 2021 at BMO
Topic: Ethics, Record Keeping, Medical/Legal Issues & Psychopharmacology;
MODULE 4: April 16-18, 2021 at Geneva Park
Topic: Boundaries, Transference, and Countertransference;
MODULE 5: 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
$4200 includes meals, accommodation and supervision.
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.
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, no refunds, however a $500 credit may be used for another MDPAC program within the next 12 months.
There is an airport shuttle available to Geneva Park. Visit their website or contact them directly for pricing information.
Tel: 705 728-1148 or 1-800-461-7529
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).
|MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program||September 11 - 13, 2020|
|MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program||November 14 - 16, 2020|
|MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program||February 5 - 7, 2021|
|MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program||April 16 - 18, 2021|
|MDPAC Psychotherapy Training Program||June 18 - 20, 2021|