Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Registration & Continental Breakfast begins at 8:30


CPRI, Zarfas Hall 
600 Sanatorium Road
London, ON N6H 3W7

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Registration Fees

$55 Early Bird (register before December 16)
$65 Standard Rate (register after December 16)
$45 Group Rate (2+ participants)
$25 Student Rate (must register offline/provide copy of student ID)


Education & Learning Services, CPRI 
CPRI Education 
519-858-2774 x5552 

Accreditation Information

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 5.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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 Continuing Professional Development, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University for up to 5.0 Mainpro+ credits.

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

Sponsorship statement

This program has received an educational grant and in kindsupport from The Volunteer Organization of CPRI.


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. 

Dec 2018 Update: Clinical Education credits for physicians now available. See 'Accreditation Information' in sidebar for details


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 Impacts Mental Health, Supplements and Botanicals and Prescribing Exercise), intermixed with hands on learning of techniques (such as Breath work, Mindfulness and Clinical Hypnosis).

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.

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 and IDEAS Programs. She completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her interests include Integrative Psychiatry, clinical hypnosis and cross-cultural health.