Webinars - via ZOOM

 

 

MAiD and MD Psychotherapists: A Primer

8:00 PM, May 18, 2021

As Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) comes to affect ever greater numbers of Canadians, this webinar provides guidance by a MAiD provider and MD psychotherapist — for MD psychotherapists.

We will review the basics of the eligibility assessment process and procedure as well as the unique psychotherapeutic issues that arise in the context of a MAiD death versus a natural death for patients, families, and health care providers.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Melissa Melnitzer is a family physician and MAiD provider practising home visiting palliative care with the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care at Sinai Health System. Prior to this, she practised psychotherapy and worked for 15 years as part of an interdisciplinary team serving people experiencing homelessness. She facilitates Balint groups for her peers as well as therapeutic writing groups more broadly. She also provides burnout prevention workshops for health care providers and others in caregiving roles.

 

 Approved for 1 hour of MDPAC Group CE credits

NOTE: Non-Members who register will have their status as a licensed/registered health professional verified prior to the webinar. If we are unable to verify your status, the registration fee will be refunded.

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Brain Health & Aging

June 1, 2021, 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Learn the essential lifestyle changes for optimal brain health, and how to develop the enabling mindset to sustain them.

You know what you need to do to live a brain-healthy life:

  • Move your body.
  • Eat healthy and nourishing foods.
  • Minimize stress + overwhelm.
  • Get adequate sleep.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Manage blood sugar.
  • Challenge yourself mentally.

But the truth is, you are not executing on the healthy behaviours you know you should be to optimize the health of your brain and body. Using a four key pillars of brain health framework, Dr. Andrea Wilkinson will be sharing insights on how the brain changes with age and what you can do about it. She will unpack the powerful impact small shifts in lifestyle and mindset can have on your well-being, vibrancy, and energy as you age.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Dr. Andrea Wilkinson has a PhD in Psychology, with a specialization in Cognitive Aging. She has been researching brain health and cognitive maintenance for over 15 years. Dr. Andrea founded the Brain Vitality Blueprint - her signature methodology for adults who want to increase their mental vibrancy + physical energy as they age. She is the founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca and host of the BrainShape Podcast –  a weekly show about the latest brain health research and interviews with experts in the field of health and aging.

 

 Approved for 1 hour of MDPAC Group CE credits

NOTE: Non-Members who register will have their status as a licensed/registered health professional verified prior to the webinar. If we are unable to verify your status, the registration fee will be refunded.

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Introduction to ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

June 4, 2021, 12:15 - 1:15 PM

OBJECTIVES

1. Describe the therapeutic processes underlying the ACT model

2. Consider points of overlap and departure between ACT and other models of therapy 

3. Reflect on patient formulation from an ACT perspective

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

 Dr. Sheri Turrell C. Psych, came to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy somewhat accidentally. After a ten-year career as a Registered Nurse, followed by a shift to graduate school at OISE / University of Toronto and working in various hospital settings as a Psychologist, she took part in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program (MBSR). After completing the MBSR course, Sheri was curious as to how the mindfulness practice that helped her could be of use to her clients. This exploration lead to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Therapy (ACBS) website and news of a two-day workshop with Kelly Wilson in Toronto almost ten years ago. After attending that workshop, incorporating mindfulness into her existing behavioral therapy practice became slightly clearer – only slightly because ACT invites us to never stop learning and growing. Sheri embarked on her current journey, fueled by her passion for ongoing learning and dedication to helping her clients, and immersed herself in “all things ACT.” Over the past ten years, she has co-authored two ACT texts, supervised graduate students and mental health professionals, and facilitated workshops internationally. Now, as Canada’s first female ACBS*Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, Sheri is bringing her experience and skills as both a clinician and trainer, into partnership with Nikolay Pavlov to fill a gap in learning ACT – how to continue learning when the workshops are over?

 

Approved for 1 hour of MDPAC Group CE credits

NOTE: Non-Members who register will have their status as a licensed/registered health professional verified prior to the webinar. If we are unable to verify your status, the registration fee will be refunded.

 

 

 

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