Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness (CBTm) for Physicians and Medical Learners is a set of courses designed to offer education and skills training in evidence-based self-management strategies to support the mental wellbeing of physicians and medical learners, delivered in a supportive peer environment. The classes and workshop are facilitated by Dr. Tanya Sala, a psychiatrist with a special interest in physician and student mental health. There is no charge for any of these courses and participation is confidential.

After participation in any one of the courses offered, participants will have an increased ability to:

  • Observe and manage unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving, and feeling that increase emotional suffering.
  • Use CBT and mindfulness skills to manage life stresses at work and at home.
  • Make a choice about how to respond to life stresses rather than reacting.

As an additional benefit, participation in one or more of these courses will enhance your knowledge about using CBT techniques with your patients.

Two different course options are included to provide as much flexibility as possible in scheduling and accommodate individual needs. You are encouraged to choose the course option that best fits your scheduling and learning needs.

  1. A set of five 90-min virtual facilitator-led classes. Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:30pm, February 28 – March 27 2024 inclusive.
  2. An online self-directed course with five modules, mirroring the facilitator-led classes but offering more scheduling flexibility. 

The facilitator-led program is approved for the MOC accreditation and Group Learning Mainpro+ credits and it is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

The web-based program is approved for the MOC accreditation and Group Learning Mainpro+ credits and it is an accredited Self-Assessment Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CPD Medicine Program, University of Manitoba. The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME).

Each course includes reflective exercises and skills practice between sessions. 

Download a poster for the courses here and register for one of the courses here.

Disclaimer: Doctors Manitoba is supporting The CBTm Hub and the University of Manitoba to provide virtual mental health services to physicians, residents and medical students. A key component of this is initiative is evaluation to determine program effectiveness and to receive feedback from physicians and medical learners. All demographic and mental health information gathered as part of the program will be stored in a highly secure and confidential manner by the CBTm Hub, approved by and exceeding ethical standards set by the University of Manitoba. Doctors Manitoba will not have access to any information provided by individuals as part of this process.