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 Resident
Chatham Residents
SJFMC Residents
Ilderton Residents
Goderich Residents 
SWHMC Residents
Strathroy Residents
Petrolia Residents
VFMC Residents
Stratford Residents
Hanover 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

Residents on Family Medicine rotation from July 1, 2019 to Oct. 21, 2019
Session 1: August 21, 2019
Session 2: September 11, 2019
Session 3: September 25, 2019

Residents on Family Medicine rotation from Oct. 22, 2019 to Feb 10, 2020
Session 1: November 13, 2019 
Session 2: December 11, 2019
Session 3: January 15, 2020

Residents on Family Medicine rotation from Feb. 11, 2020 to June 1, 2020
Session 1: March 25, 2020
Session 2: April 29, 2020
Session 3: May 20, 2020

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. No videoconferencing is available for these sessions.