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Sustaining Change:

Self-Management Education Day for Healthcare Professionals


The Waterloo-Wellington Self Management Program presents a day of learning for health care professionals. We have Dr. Michael Vallis, PhD. R. Psych speaking on Sustained Behaviour Change through the clinician-patient relationship and Megan Mills from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) sharing a workshop on Empathic Strain.


This day promises to equip you with valuable tools and insights for your practice while nourishing your own well-being.

Don't miss this opportunity to grow, learn, and rejuvenate.


Sustained Behaviour Change-- Dr. Michael Vallis, PhD. R. Psych

9:00am- 12:00pm 

  • Establishing a change-based relationship that shifts from the typical “teach and tell” approach to one of “collaborate and empower”
  • Determine and promote the readiness to change specific behaviors, with a focus on supporting change in those who are not ready
  • Behavior modification to support the readiness of the person
  • Addressing psychosocial determinants of behavior within scope of practice


Empathic Strain-- Meghan Mills, Canadian Mental Health Association

1:00pm- 4:00pm

  • The definitions of empathic strain, vicarious trauma, moral distress, moral residue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction, and their impact on well-being, and well as the impact of trauma on the brain.
  • Self-care and resilience strategies, including ways to bring self-care and well-being into the workplace.


Date Time Location Register
March 6, 2024 9:00am-4:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM Click Here


Please note: Registration is required. Spaces are limited. Participants must attend both sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion.

There will be a $50 no-show fee charged if participants do not call us within 72 hours to cancel their registration.


For more information regarding this workshop, please call 519-947-1000 ext 255 or click here


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