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Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Dear Potential Participants,

As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have met the challenge to get our courses to on-line versions. We are happy to announce that all courses are available via Zoom® through June. We will reassess heading into July.

Because our courses are highly interactive and have small group activities and role plays, you MUST have appropriate technology and working internet to participate. All course materials are printed and shipped to participants prior to the start of the on-line course.

If you have any questions, please call or contact us via email. Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Dr. Dewey and The CPH Team

(Rev. May 26, 2020)

 

These courses will be offered online:
June 10-12 Prescribing Controlled Drugs
June 24-26 Program for Distressed Physicians

Required computer technology and expectations: 

  • A laptop or desktop computer with video and audio capability – a built-in or detachable camera and speaker/headphones (this may also be a cell phone but we do not suggest that as the best option due to the small size of the screen).  iPads are also appropriate.
  • We will send you an email invitation to a Zoom meeting. The course will begin at 8 am CT and end at 5 pm CT Wednesday through Friday. Sessions are NOT recorded.
  • Your time commitment will be the same as attending the course onsite and you cannot leave the meeting for the duration of the sessions each day with the exception of lunch. However, significant discussions happen during lunch at our live courses so we encourage you to continue participating and engaging with each other even during lunch and breaks.
  • You will need to complete assignments via web-based surveys and homework assignments as outlined in the course syllabus. These will be reviewed at the start of the session and at the end of each day.
  • You will receive your instructions to join the meeting via email.  The course binder will be mailed to you.
  • The schedule allows for breaks and lunch times. You will have to provide your own snacks, beverages and meals during the video conferencing.
  • One of the best aspects of the Center for Professional Health Courses is the interactions between the participants and the teaching faculty and each other. While the video/web-based process may feel uncomfortable at first, please realize that the more you stay engaged the better the process will work.
  • CME credits will be provided in accordance with your participation; meaning the full course and full credit. 

If you feel you cannot participate on-line, please call us to reschedule to a future live-training date.


Maintaining Proper Boundaries

2020 Course Dates

May 13-15 FULL (This course will be conducted online, please see more information above.) 

August 5-7

September 9-11

 

 

Course Information


Price:

The cost is $2700 (includes continental breakfast, lunches, and CME fees). A deposit of $300 is required to confirm a space in the course. You may pay by credit card or by check. The balance of the fee may be paid on the first day of the course. Please make checks payable to VUMC. Credit card payments must be made online. We cannot accept credit cards on site. There is a $25 surcharge when paying with a credit card.

Course enrollment is limited to 14 participants. Please complete the enrollment form online or mail or fax (615.936.0676) to the CPH. Please contact us to confirm availability.

 

Location and Parking: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Center for Professional Health

 

Course Logistics: 

  • All sessions are held at Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
    Room 1107, Oxford House, 1313-21st Ave S (corner of 21st Avenue S and Dixie Place) 
  • Click here for directions.
  • Numerous Hotel Options are available.
  • Lunch is provided at no additional charge.
     

Course Goals:

  1. Differentiate among several types of professional boundary problems.
  2. Identify motives/causes for current or potential boundary problems.
  3. Confront personal and systemic barriers that influence relational binds.
  4. Produce a plan for improving professional boundaries in his/her practice of medicine.

 

Course Objectives: After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  1. Techniques for assessing personal potential for sexual boundary violations
  2. Strategies for recognizing the potential for sexual boundary violations in professional settings
  3. Approaches to avoiding sexual boundary violations


Target Audience:
Physicians and other health care professionals referred to the course by State Medical Boards and Physicians Health Programs for boundary violations and those interested in increasing knowledge regarding State and Federal regulations regarding appropriate professional boundaries.
 

Course Faculty:

Caroline Post Cone, M.S.N., APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
 
Douglas R. Herr, Psy.D.

Health Psychologist, Private Practice, Nashville, TN
 

Accreditation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Outline

Wednesday

8:00 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast/Complete Pre-test & How Did I Get Here form for Session 1

8:30 am -Introduction / Welcome - Caroline Post Cone, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC

9:15 am - Session 1 | Tension in the Physicians' World - Caroline Post Cone

11:00 am - Session 2 | Shame & Guilt - Caroline Post Cone

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 pm - Session 3 | Professional Boundaries in Medical Practice - Caroline Post Cone

2:15 pm - Break

2:30 pm - Mindfulness/Stretching Exercise - Doug Herr, PsyD

2:45 pm - Session 4a | Understanding the Family System - Doug Herr

3:45 pm - Session 4b | Self-Assessment Tools/ Optional letter - Caroline Post Cone

4:30 pm - Adjourn

2 hours of evening homework required Family Questionnaires/self-assessment tools

Thursday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast / Turn in completed homework folder

8:30 am - Session 5 | Check-in. Risk Factors of Boundary Transgressions - Doug Herr

9:30 am - Break

9:45 am - Session 6 | Understanding the Family System Group Exercise - all faculty

11:00 am - Session 7 | Hazardous Affairs/Gift exercise 

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Session 8A | ​The Healing Process - Caroline Post Cone

2:00 pm - Session 8B | Forgiven Exercise - Small groups - all faculty

3:15 pm - Mindfulness/Stretching Exercise - Doug Herr

3:30 pm - Session 9 | Assessment Results/Consent form/Intent to Change - Caroline Post Cone

4:00 pm - Adjourn

2 hours evening homework required

Friday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Session 10 | The State Boards of Medical Examiners and Ten Ways to Avoid Losing Your License - Doug Herr

9:30 am - Break

9:45 am - Session 11 - Assessment Data/Group Exercise/Intent to Change Exercise - Caroline Post Cone

10:15 am - Session 12 | Professional Boundaries Practice - Role Play and Workbook Exercise

12:15 pm - Lunch

1:15 pm - Session 13 | Discuss Bridge Story / Feedback on the Hazardous Affairs Pre/Post Knowledge Tests / Collect Post-Test, Consent & Evaluation / How to claim CME credits

3:15 pm - Adjourn

Cancellation Policy: Course registration must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course to receive a refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the course. You may transfer to another course date. In the event Vanderbilt must cancel or reschedule this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University will refund the registration fee in full. Vanderbilt University is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity. Failure to appear for the event will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.


 

Prescribing Controlled Drugs

2020 Course Dates

April 15-17 FULL (This course will be conducted online, please see more information above.)

June 10-12 (This course will be conducted online, please see more information above.)

August 19-21

October 21-23

November 18-20

 

 

Course Information

 

Price:
The cost is $2700 (includes continental breakfast, lunches, and CME fees). A deposit of $300 is required to confirm a space in the course. You may pay by credit card or by check. The balance of the fee may be paid on the first day of the course. Please make checks payable to VUMC. Credit card payments must be made online. We cannot accept credit cards on site. There is a $25 surcharge when paying with a credit card.

Course enrollment is limited to 14 participants. Please complete the enrollment form online or fax (615.936.0676) to the CPH. Please contact us to confirm availability.

 

Location and Parking: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Center for Professional Health

Course Logistics: 

  • All sessions are held at Center for Professional Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
    Room 1107, Oxford House, 1313-21st Ave S (corner of 21st Avenue S and Dixie Place)
  • Click here for directions.
  • Numerous Hotel Options are available.
  • Lunch is provided at no additional charge.

 

Course Goals:

  1. Teach new skills in substance abuse identification
  2. Teach appropriate prescribing practices
  3. Facilitate the healthcare professional's understanding of his/her motivations in the patient encounter as understood within the framework of family systems theory. Understanding of personal motivations in the patient encounter are explored through:
  • Discussion of the family system
  • Discussion of personal responsibility with patients
  • Brief group experience focused on encounters with patients

Use the group experience to:

  • Reduce the initial anxiety participants feel at the beginning of the course
  • Encourage the use of peer support in dealing with difficult cases

Course Objectives:
After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  1. The drug-seeking patient
  2. Chemical dependency using SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)
  3. Risky prescribing practices of controlled substances
  4. Current information on proper prescribing practices of controlled substances
  5. Strategies to avoid risky prescribing behaviors
  6. Information on participants own state prescription drug monitoring program.

 

Target Audience:
Healthcare professionals who prescribe controlled substances especially those individuals who have been cited for inappropriate prescribing.

 

Course Faculty:
Caroline Post Cone, M.S.N., A.P.R.N., P.M.H.C.N.S., B.C.
Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP Vanderbilt University Medical Center Division of General Internal Medicine & Public Health

Ron Neufeld, BSW, LADAC Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Addiction Psychiatry Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program (VCAP)

 

Accreditation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Outline

Wednesday

8:00 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Introduction / Logistics

8:45 am - Course Overview - Review of Syllabus & Toolkit

9:10 am - Session 1 Part 1: Introductions, Reflections and Sharing

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am - Session 1 Continued - Part 2: Introductions, Reflections and Sharing

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 pm - Session 2 - CPD Rules and Regulations: The DEA and the Physician/The State Medical and Nursing Boards – Charlene M. Dewey, M.D., M.Ed.

3:30 pm - Break

3:45 pm - Session 3 - Shame & Guilt - The Power of Shame and Understanding the Family System

Homework Review
Homework – Family Questionnaires/BRI/MBI/ACE
Optional letter of attendance-Authorization Form & Sample letter

4:45 pm - Adjourn

2 hours of homework, working independently during the evening required

Thursday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
8:20 am - Session 4 |  Family Systems and Prescribing Behaviors (small group activity)

9:45 am - Session 5 | Substance Use Disorders: Case Discussions

11:45 am - Break and pick-up lunch

12:10 - Lunch -State Medical Boards and Supervising Roles

1:10 pm - Break

1:20 pm Session 6 | Stages of Change/SBIRT & Motivational Interviewing

3:00 pm - Break

3:10 pm - Session 7 | The 12 Steps: AA, NA, Others

4:00 pm - Session 8 | Assessments, Homework and Mindfulness

5:00 pm - Adjourn

1-1/2 hours of homework, working independently during the evening required

Friday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Session 9 – Protecting You – Protecting Patients

10:00 am - Break

10:15 am - Session 10 | Instructions for Simulation Training | SBIRT and MI Simulation Training

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - Sessions 11 Intend to Change and B-A-SMART-E-R Exercise (small group activity)

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm - Return Documents: Course evaluation and post-test; Distribute letters and collect folders; How to claim CME

3:00 pm - Final Feedback Session and Bridge Story Discussion

3:30 pm - Adjourn

Cancellation Policy: Course registration must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course to receive a refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the course. You may transfer to another course date. In the event Vanderbilt must cancel or reschedule this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University will refund the registration fee in full. Vanderbilt University is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity. Failure to appear for the event will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.


 

Program for Distressed Physicians

2020 Course Dates

January 15-17 (FULL)

February 19-21 (FULL)

May 27-29 (FULL) (This course will be conducted online, please see more information above.)

June 24-26 (FULL) (This course will be conducted online, please see more information above.)

July 22-24 (rescheduled from March 25-27)

September 23-25

November 4-6

 

Course Information

 

NOTE: A phone interview with Caroline Post Cone, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC is required prior to registration. Please call 615.936.0678 to schedule. After you speak with Ms. Cone, you will be provided information about course registration.

Price:
The cost is $4750 for the three day course and three one day follow-up sessions (includes continental breakfast, lunches, and CME fees). A deposit of $2375.00 is required to confirm a space in the course.

**Please note, the Program for Distressed Physicians course fee will increase to $5,200 effective July 1, 2020. Previously enrolled registrants will be not incur the increase.**

You may pay by check or credit card. If paying by check, make your check payable to VUMC. The balance of the fee ($2375) may be paid by check at the course. Credit card payments must be made online. We cannot accept credit cards on site. There is a $25 surcharge when paying with a credit card.

Course enrollment is limited to 6 participants. A phone interview with Caroline Post Cone, M.S.N., APRN, PMHCNS, BC or William H. "Bill" Swiggart, MS is required prior to registration. Please call 615-936-0678 to schedule. Registration link will be provided after your interview.

 

Location and Parking: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Center for Professional Health

Course Logistics:

  • All sessions through the end of June are conducted via Zoom.

Course Goals: 

  1. Teach new skills in the recognition and expression of emotions that lead to unprofessional behavior.   

  2. Provide a syllabus of selected readings and resources for the distressed physician.
  3. Teach the range of inappropriate behaviors.
  4. Provide strategies for the prevention of inappropriate behavior.
  5. Provide follow-up and support in maintaining behavior changes.
  6. Evaluate the effectiveness of the course based on feedback from the workplace monitoring system.

Course Objectives:
After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:

  1. Personal potential for unprofessional behavior
  2. Potential for unprofessional behavior in professional settings
  3. Circumstances that contribute to inappropriate behavior in professional settings.

 

Target Audience:
Physicians and other health care professionals referred to the course by State Medical Boards and Physicians Health Programs for unprofessional behavior and those interested in increasing knowledge and skills in the recognition and expression of emotions that lead to unprofessional behavior.

 

Course Faculty:
Caroline Post Cone, M.S.N., APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Douglas R. Herr, Psy.D. Health Psychologist, Private Practice, Nashville, TN

Ronald E. Neufeld, B.S.W., L.A.D.A.C. Program Director Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program for Professionals (VCAP) Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

William Swiggart, M.S. Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Co-Director, Center for Professional Health

Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., FAPM Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Accreditation:
Vanderbilt University School Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Outline

Wednesday

8:00 am | Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Introduction / Welcome William Swiggart, MS

9:15 am - Session 1 | Group Exercise - Tension in the Physicians World William Swiggart, MS Group discussion- confidentiality, and group process. Participants will discuss why they were referred and establish goals for the course.

11:15 am - Session 2 | Becoming a Physician Linda L.M. Worley, M.D. A lecture and discussion about the process involved in physician training as well as some common personality traits.

12:15 pm - Lunch

1:15 pm - Session 3 | DVD But I just left the OR Used with permission of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company.

2:00 pm - Session 4 A | Genogram William Swiggart, MS Lecture and demonstration on systems theory and its application to the family; participants will construct a personal genogram.

3:00 pm - Session 4 B | Shame and Guilt William Swiggart, MS A lecture focusing on the powerful affect of shame and how it influences behaviors.

4:00 pm - Session 4 C | Homework Assignment - William Swiggart, MS

4:30 pm - Emotional Check-Up Go Around

2 hours of evening homework required: Complete Genogram, RSQ, ACE, CALM, MBI
Read Costs of Anger Chapter 2 in The Anger Control Workbook

Thursday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Session 5 | Group Exercise Emotional Check-Up Go Around CALM/Costs of Anger Discussion

9:00 am - Session 6 | Group Exercise Genogram
William Swiggart, MS, Linda L.M. Worley, MD, Douglas Herr, Psy.D., Ron Neufeld, BSW, LADAC

12:00 pm - Lunch - Review B-29 Report

1:00 pm - Session 7A Building Emotional Intelligence
View and discuss DVDs Used with permission of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company
Linda L.M. Worley, MD, William Swiggart, MS, Douglas Herr, Psy.D.,Ron Neufeld, BSW, LADAC

4:00 pm - Session 7 B Role Play Exercise

4:30 pm - Session 8

Intend to Change and Flooding Exercises (Homework assignment)

Return Self-Assessment Instruments (FACES II, ACE); Explanations consent form; CME credits.

5:00 pm - Emotional Check-Up Go Around

2.5 hours evening homework required 1. Complete Intend to Change and Flooding Exercises 2. Review Self-Assessment Instruments 3. Write your role play scenario.

Friday

8:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - Session 9 | Group Exercise - Emotional Check-Up Go Around/CALM

9:00 am - Session 10 | Role-Play Exercise (continued from Day Two)

12:00 pm - Session 11

11A - Assertiveness II - Douglas Herr, Psy.D., William Swiggart, MS

11B - Relapse Prevention - Douglas Herr, Psy.D., William Swiggart, MS

12:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Session 12 | Thriving Despite it All: Physician Stress Management - Linda L.M. Worley, MD

2:30 pm - Break

2:45 pm - Session 13 | 13 A - Intend to Change Written Exercise - William Swiggart, MS, Experiential exercise in which the participants review three behaviors they wish to change because of the course.

3:45 pm - 13 B - Emotional Check-Up Go Around Final Feedback
Discuss Bridge Story. Homework Assignment for 1st follow-up group - Complete evaluation.

4:30 pm - Adjourn

Cancellation Policy: Course registration must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course to receive a refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the course. You may transfer to another course date. In the event Vanderbilt must cancel or reschedule this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University will refund the registration fee in full. Vanderbilt University is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity. Failure to appear for the event will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.