Notice of Location Change

Due to CoVid-19, this event will now take place exclusively online


Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30


This is an online event. 

In-person workshop participation may be an option, to be determined at a later date

Registration Fees

$35 per person


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x2159 

Accreditation info:

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 5.25 Mainpro+ credits.

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. You may claim a maximum of 5.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent participating in the educational program.


The views and opinions expressed by presenters do not necessarily state or reflect those of MCCSS/CPRI. MCCSS/CPRI does not promote, endorse, or recommend any specific products, processes, or services. 


Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry: Does Improving Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep and Stress Management Actually Improve Mental Health? 

Presented by Dr. Linda Plowright, MD

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine defines integrative medicine as “healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies”. This approach to health can lead to greater job satisfaction for mental health professionals and can result in care which is has less potential for harm and is more efficacious and cost effective. This workshop will discuss how these principles can be applied to psychiatry and will involve a mix of didactic learning (on topics such as how nutrition, exercise and sleep impact mental health), intermixed with hands on learning of techniques (such as Breath work, Mindfulness and Clinical Hypnosis) and case-based group work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles of integrative medicine and how this relates to psychiatry and mental health
  2. Discuss how this type of practice could benefit both clients and professionals
  3. Provide practical guidelines for mental health professionals to incorporate integrative medicine into their practice.

Please note: We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, have access to a yoga mat or towel and space to move around as this is an interactive workshop

About Dr. Plowright:

Dr. Plowright is an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario and she is on staff at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) in the Dual Diagnosis Behaviour and Anxiety Clinic. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her interests include Integrative Psychiatry, Dual Diagnosis, clinical hypnosis and cross-cultural health