Behavioural Medicine Program

Session content:

The Behavioural Medicine Program consists of Academic Half-Day sessions on Wednesday afternoons as well as small group sessions. The small group sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Interviewing, communication, and relationship building skills;
  • Counseling and psychotherapy skills;
  • Normal psychological development;
  • The key determinants of health and how they affect the health of patients and populations;
  • Dealing with difficult patients;
  • Questions and Answers for common Psychiatric presentations and diseases
  • Mood Disorders
  • Chronic mental illness, pain, and disease
  • Addiction
  • Behaviour modification


Byron Family Medical Centre St. Joseph's Family Medical Centre Southwest Middlesex Health Centre Victoria Family Medical Centre WRH MET Campus 

BFMC Residents
Chatham Residents
Stratford Residents

SJFMC Residents
Petrolia Residents
SWHMC Residents
Strathroy Residents
VFMC Residents
Goderich Residents
Ilderton Residents
Windsor Residents

London and London Regional/Rural Residents: 


The curriculum has been updated to include an online module and readings to be completed prior to each session. These modules provide context for the small group discussions that will take place during each Wednesday session. To complete the pre-work: Log into OWL (Western Postgraduate Program > Behavioural Medicine > Complete module ) If can't access module, contact

The curriculum cycles every two years (3 modules per year) and below you can find the topics covered:

Year 1 Modules:
  • Module 1: Interviewing Skills
  • Module 2: Chronic Pain Management and Drug Seeking
  • Module 3: Mood Disorders
Year 2 Modules:
  • Module 1: Geriatric Mental Health
  • Module 2: Paediatric Mental Health
  • Module 3: Poverty


Residents will participate in the small group sessions during their Family Medicine block time. Time: 9:00-12:00PM


Windsor Residents:


The sessions will take place from 1:30pm-4pm at varied times per year in Windsor. Residents will be emailed regarding the sessions.