Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Physician Wellness Group Training Course

We are happy to share that UBC CPD, in collaboration with Victoria Divisions and Shared Care, will be offering eight-week virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Physician Wellness Group Training in fall 2023.
The 8-week virtual accredited course (2hr/week) will teach you concepts and strategies that will enhance your capacity to:

  • Practice resiliency amidst the complexities of modern work and life.
  • Understand and manage unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving – yours and your patients’!
  • Choose how you respond to stressors, rather than react.
  • Share these pertinent and practical skills with your patients.
  • Connect with your peers in an authentic and supportive way.

This course for physicians is based on the CBT Skills group program for patients with mild-moderate anxiety and depression, which has treated more than 6000 patients in Victoria and Vancouver since 2015. The MSP-covered groups are now virtual, and available to all BC residents. You can learn more about referring your patients by participating, and by visiting

Next Steps
We are currently planning group delivery for fall (September-October start) 2023 with various time offerings. It would be great to see who is interested and what the preference would be: a late afternoon 2hr session (4-6pm) or evening (around 6-8pm or 7-9pm). We can accommodate a group of 12 or 22 that would be only open to the NS Division and LGH physicians. We will connect with anyone expressing interest to participate once the group opens this summer.

waitlist is currently full.

PQI Funding Opportunities

Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) is a partnered initiative with the SSC (Specialist Services Committee) to increase physician participation in QI activities and enhance dedicated QI supports.

The program at VCH/PHC, the PQI program is evolving to explore other opportunities for physician participation. Please refer to the attached 1-pager for these opportunities.

Physician Quality Improvement Initiative

To support Family Physicians and Specialists in the development of their leadership and quality improvement skills, the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) and Shared Care Committee (SCC) provides funding support for tuition, travel and accommodation for physicians wishing to access leadership and/or quality improvement training through accredited training organizations.

Maximum funding of up to $10,000 per physician is available each fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). Physicians who wish to partake can contact their Department Head or other administrative head within VCH. For more information about criteria, funding restrictions and the application process, click here.

Physicians demonstrating the system will be remunerated at sessional rates for time spent delivering the session along with up to 1 hour of preparation time.


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