UFHealth Program for Distressed Physicians (December)



This 3-day CME course with 3 1-day follow-up sessions in 2022 on January 7, March 4, June 3, presented by Dr. Martha Brown and colleagues from UF College of Medicine, but originally developed by Dr. Andy Spickard and colleagues at Vanderbilt Medical Center, is designed to address specific needs of physicians whose workplace behavior has become problematic, identified by specific complaints. The course will provide training in alternative behaviors and explore related cognitive distortions.

This course will:

  • 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
  • Discuss healthy boundaries and appropriate expression of emotions among staff colleagues and patients
  • Help identify personal risk factors by completing assessment instruments
  • Provide strategies for the prevention of inappropriate behavior
  • Provide follow-up with relapse prevention strategies and support in identification of specific triggers and maintaining behavior changes along with workplace monitoring
On the agenda:
  • A lecture and discussion about the process involved in physician training as well as some common personality traits
  • A lecture that will focus on the powerful affect of shame & how it influences behaviors
  • Emotional Check-Up Go Around—ALTER/CALM/Costs of Anger Discussion
  • Genogram
  • Thriving Despite It All: Physician Stress Management
  • Experiential exercise in which the participants review three behaviors they wish to change as a result of the course
Format: Didactic presentations, role play exercises with focused feedback, group feedback from peers and colleagues, plus review of workplace/family complaints.

48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum

Venue: UF Springhill Health Center


December 1-3, 2021


Gainesville, Florida 32606, United States