As an Ottawa based organization we recognize the colonial structures that are upheld by our presence here on stolen land. We […]
By Kimberly Sogge on May 4, 2022.
Join us on Friday October 1, 2021 at 1pm. No cost and open to all.
FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR: Supporting Physician Wellbeing: Current and Post COVID Perspectives with Ted Bober, MSW, RSW, Director of Clinical Services at the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program (PHP) and Beth Collison, MSW, RSW, clinical coordinator at the OMA’s Physician Health Program (PHP).
This presentation will provide an overview of the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program’s (PHP) support and advocacy services for medical learners, physicians and health care organizations. The session will discuss both the challenges to and the ways to sustain-restore physician wellbeing, including how PHP may collaborate with and refer to mental health clinicians in the community.
About our speakers:
Ted Bober, MSW, RSW, held clinical and leadership roles in hospital and community mental health before joining the Ontario Medical Association’s Physician Health Program (PHP) in 2004 and now serves as the Director of Clinical Services. As a consultant and coach, he has worked with health, justice, and other safety-sensitive organizations at the federal and provincial levels. Ted has co-authored the book, In the Line of Fire: Traumatic Stress in the Emergency Services, published by Oxford University Press.
Beth Collison, MSW, RSW, joined the OMA’s Physician Health Program (PHP) in the role of clinical coordinator in 2019. Beth has a Master of Social Work degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia. She also has a post-graduate certificate in addiction studies from OISE/Toronto Advanced Professionals Education and has completed training in CBT, motivational interviewing, and many other modalities. Prior to working at the PHP, Beth worked for several years as a therapist in community-based substance use and mental health treatment and held various roles in employee assistance and health-care settings.