Practice Improvement Workshops

MP3C Practice Improvement Workshops (Clinical Skills Modules) train healthcare providers and teams with integrated and collaborative tools and resources, and equip them with a wide range of skillsets to help diagnose, manage, and treat co-morbid physical and mental health issues

  • MP3C offers 8 Practice Improvement Workshops
  • For the MP3C certificate program,  any two Practice Improvement workshops are required.
  • Each Practice Improvement workshop is accredited for  3.0 credits (Mainpro+ or Section 1).
  • There is no prerequisite for any of the Practice Improvement Workshops and can be taken in any sequence.
  • Any Practice Improvement workshop can be taken based on practice needs or interest without pursuing the full certificate program

The MP3C Practice Improvement Workshops are:

  • Features an inter-professional approach to managing complexities in patients with response behaviours of dementia, including the topics of: differentiating between delirium and dementia, approaches to behaviour assessment, caregiving strategies to minimize responsive behaviours, and communication approaches
  • Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on patient encounters and discuss improved patient outcomes and experiences
Caring about Confusion: Clinical Approaches to Delirium
Features an inter-professional approach to managing complexities in patients with delirium.

Topics Include:

  • Etiology (including a discussion on hospital-related processes which contribute to development of delirium),
  • Leading hypotheses of pathophysiology, diagnosis, outcomes, prevention, and management
  • Participants have an opportunity to reflect on patient encounters and discuss improved patient outcomes and experiences.

Addresses the association between mental health and obesity from adult perspectives:

  • Identify the relationship between mental health issues and obesity, including common causes and risk factors
  • Apply a comprehensive approach to assessing and developing team-based treatment plans for mental health related factors contributing to obesity management
  • Implement care plans for managing obesity and mental health based on the 2020 Canadian Obesity guidelines
  • Case-based learning to help attendees to understand the etiology, prevalence, assessment tools, principles of medical management and treatment for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Principles of management will focus on community based and primary care assessment and intervention
  • Discuss both physical and mental health complications, integrated treatment approaches and levels of intervention ranging from community based, general hospital care to specialized treatment settings
Describe and apply a variety of practical CBT Strategies:
  • Understand the Cognitive Behavioural Model
  • Set SMART goals
  • Use Self-Monitoring to track behaviours and health metrics
  • Use Behavioural Activation to decrease maladaptive and increase adaptive behaviours
  • Apply a Problem-Solving Framework
  • Identify "Cognitive Distortions" (thinking traps)
  • Use Cognitive Restructuring to develop balanced thoughts
  • Addresses the complex relationship between sleep and mental illness
  • Participants will learn to apply a comprehensive approach to assessing and managing sleep complaints in patients with psychiatric and medical comorbidities, as well as how to develop a care plan in collaboration with inter-professional team members and patients to support patients' sleep management
  • Workshop participants will reflect on patient encounters and resource limitations through case studies and will learn about the relevant resources to improve patient sleep outcomes and experiences
Managing Unexplained Physical Symptoms
  • Provides an opportunity for participants to understand the meaning of unexplained physical symptoms to patients and providers and the challenges they face when they experience unexplained physical symptoms
  • Workshop participants will be guided through evidence-informed practices for the targeted patient population and will have the opportunity to develop approaches for creating a productive patient/provider therapeutic relationship
  • Focuses on developing an inter-professional approach to distress in patients with cancer
  • Participants will learn a working definition of distress and are introduced to a variety of evidence based tools for detection of distress in clinical settings
  • Discusses different strategies for management as well as resources available in the hospital and community that can be utilized by interprofessional health care providers when involved in the care of patients with cancer
  • Workshop participants will have an opportunity to reflect on a clinical case and build on skills gained from MP3C Foundational courses