The Program for Distressed Physicians
The Program for Distressed Physicians is a three-day CME course (with three additional 1-day follow-up sessions) developed to address the specific needs of physicians whose workplace behavior has become problematic. This course combines didactic presentations, role-play with focused feedback, group feedback from peers and colleagues, plus review of workplace/family complaints. Participants will receive training in alternative behaviors and explore cognitive distortions that relate to their problems. The course will focus on the problems identified by specific complaints. The solutions are reinforced by role-play, feedback, testing, and group accountability. This three day course includes components examining:
- Teach new skills in the recognition and expression of emotions that lead to disruptive behavior.
- Provide a syllabus of selected readings and resources for the distressed physician.
- Teach the range of disruptive behavior.
- Provide strategies for the prevention of inappropriate behavior.
- Provide follow-up and support in maintaining behavior changes.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the course based on feedback from the workplace monitoring system.
Dr. Martha Brown, Dr. Elizabeth Jenkins & Dr. Karen Nicholson declare that they do not have any financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control the content of this activity has any financial relationships to disclose.
Upon the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
- Know and understand the issues around disruptive behavior and promote prevention treatment of physicians.
- Discuss healthy boundaries and appropriate expression of emotions among staff colleagues and patients.
- Identify the risk factors and development of the distressed physician.
- Understand the socialization of physicians and medical school and residency that contribute to maladaptive behavior patterns.
- Identify family or origin issues that may contribute to behavior problems.
- Identify personal risk factors by completing assessment instruments.
- Identify relapse prevention strategies.
Discuss disruptive behavior from the viewpoint of staff, patients, colleagues, and administrators.
The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you must cancel your registration, the UF CME office will refund your registration fee, less $500.00, provided you notify us 30 days prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be made after that time. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for justifiable emergencies. Registration may be transferred to another course date provided the request is made more than 30 days prior to the start of the course you are registered for. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, registration fees will be refunded in full. UF is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets, or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity .
|8:00||Registration, Continental Breakfast Available|
|8:30||Introduction / Welcome, Logistics|
|9:15||Session 1: Group Exercise, Tension in the Physician’s World.Group discussion about confidentiality, and group process. Participants will discuss why they were referred and establish goals for the course.|
|11:00||Becoming a Physician – A lecture and discussion about the process involved in physician training as well as some common personality traits.|
|12:00||Lunch – provided on site|
|1:00||Session 3: DVD – Permission to be Human|
|2:00||Session 4A: The Power of Shame – A lecture that will focus on the powerful affect of shame and how it influences behaviors.|
|3:00||Session 4B: Family of Origin – Connections Between Past and Present|
|4:30||Session 4C: Homework: Genogram Exercise, ALTER – Cost of Anger (Chapter 2 – The Anger Control Workbook), and Baugh Relationship Index (BRI)|
|5:00||Complete evaluation, Adjourn|
2 hours evening homework required – Complete Genogram Exercise ALTER – Read Costs of Anger – (Chapter 2 in The Anger Control Workbook), and Baugh Relationship Index (BRI)
|8:00||Continental Breakfast Available|
|8:30||Session 5: Group Exercise – Emotional Check-Up Go Around – ALTER/CALM/Costs of Anger Discussion|
|9:00||Session 6: Group Exercise – Genogram (includes 15 minute break)|
|12:00||Lunch – Provided on site|
|1:00||Session 7: Identifying Specific Triggers & Maintaining Behavior Change|
|Session 7A: Grounding Skills|
|Session 7B: Communication Techniques|
|Session 7C: Role Play|
|(Includes 15 minute break)|
|4:30||Session 8: Intend to Change Exercise (Homework Assignment)Intend to Change and Flooding Exercises (Homework assignment)Return Self-Assessment Instruments (FACES II, ACE); Explanations – consent form; CME credits.|
|5:00||Emotional Check-Up/ Begin Role-Play Exercise|
|5:30||Adjourn2 hours evening homework required – Complete Intend to Change and Flooding Exercises/Review Self-Assessment Instruments|
2 hours homework required
Indend to Change Exercise/Review Flooding, TSI
|8:00||Continental Breakfast Available|
|8:30||Session 9: Group Discussion – Emotional Check-Up Go Around-ALTER/CALM|
|9:00||Session 10: Role Play Exercise – Role-Play Exercise (continued from Day Two)|
|11:00||Session 11A: Assertiveness II|
|Session 11B: Relapse Prevention|
|12:00||Working Lunch – Provided on Site|
|Session 12: Thriving Despite it All: Physician Stress Management|
|1:00||Session 13: Intend to ChangeWritten Exercise – Experiential exercise in which the participants review three behaviors they wish to change as a result of the course.||3:30||Course Evaluation and Adjourn||
Homework required for follow-up group session
*Required 3 Follow-up Group Session TBS
Click here to see Follow-up Group Session Schedules
* Agenda is subject to change
For more information on this or other programs please call: 352-265-5300 or email Natalie Brown