CAOT- Weaving mindfulness into clinical practice- Coquitlam, BC
27-Apr-2018 8:00 AM - 28-Apr-2018 4:00 PM

Weaving mindfulness into clinical practice

Coquitlam, BC

Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m (Pacific Time). 

The two-day experiential workshop is intended for occupational therapy healthcare professionals and students who want to enhance professional resiliency and to integrate mindfulness into their clinical practice. The first day will be didactic, covering topics such as stress, burnout, and resilience.  PowerPoint presentations will be interspersed with experiential learning such as brief meditations and narrative medicine (writing) exercises. Participants will, at times, work in dyads or small groups.

The second day (optional) is for those interested in learning and deepening various meditation practices. The morning will involve a series of meditation practices, including a lunch break where participants will be invited to eat mindfully, in silence. The afternoon will be an integration of the Day 1 and the morning practices.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.


Day 1

  • Stress and coping in the workplace
  • Cultivating resilience
  • Evidence-based mindful clinical practice
  • Characteristics of a mindful clinician
  • Mindful communication…
  • Dealing with errors mindfully

Day 2

  • Learn through experience various mindful practices (e.g., body scan, sitting meditation, yoga, eating mindfully)
  • Balancing work and personal lives/ Importance of self-care

Goals and learning objectives:

After taking part in this workshop, participants will:

  1. Understand how to enhance personal and professional resiliency.
  2. Define mindful clinical practice and be familiar with its evidence base.
  3. Discover characteristics of a mindful clinician.
  4. Learn ways to integrate mindfulness in their clinical practice.

Target audience:

This workshop is intended for occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, students in occupational therapy programs, students in OTA/PTA programs and physiotherapists who want to build professional resiliency and who wish to integrate mindfulness into their practice with adults or older adults.

Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc. 

Areas of practice

Mental health, cognitive, neurological and neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, vocational rehabilitation, palliative and end-of-life care

Client age groups

Adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +), supporting your practice

Workshop level:

Beginner-Intermediate (0-5 years of experience with mindfulness) 


Dr. Patricia Dobkin

Dr. Dobkin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at McGill University for the past 25 years. She is affiliated with McGill Programs in Whole Person Care and she teaches undergraduate and medical students out of the Departments of Social Studies in Medicine and Psychology. Dr. Dobkin obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology in the United States, interned at Rochester (New York) Medical Center and completed her post-doctoral training at McGill University. Her specialty is Mind-Body Medicine. Dr. Dobkin has published >125 articles and book chapters in medical and psychological journals and has presented her work internationally in various conference venues. Dr. Dobkin has provided and studied psychosocial programs entitled, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice for the past 11 years.  She is the Editor of the International Journal of Whole Person Care and author of two books: Mindful Medical Practice: Clinical Narratives and Therapeutic Insights (2015 - Editor); Mindful Medical Practitioners: A Guide for Clinicians and Educators (2016 - co-authored with Dr. Hassed).

Registration fees:

Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by January 24, 2018


CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member

Day 1




Day 1 and 2




Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between January 25, 2018 and March 21, 2018


CAOT Member and Associates

Student Associates

Non member

Day 1




Day 1 and 2




Plus applicable taxes

Please note that for the 2017-2018 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: March 21, 2018

Included with your registration fee:

One- or two- day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 2 months following the webinar, electronic certificate of attendance

The Workshop registration fee has been reduced by $80 by not including lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks are on your own. Please note that the presenter requests that Day 2 participants bring yoga mats and cushions for the experiential mindfulness activities.

Maximum number of registrants:

Day 1: 25
Day 1 and Day 2: 25

Workshop location:

Executive Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre Coquitlam
405 North Rd
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3V9

Cancellation/refund policy:

All cancellation/refund requests must be sent to Cancellation requests received prior to March 21, 2018 will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop because of insufficient registration, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?

If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

We invite you to consult the Workshop FAQ for an immediate response to the most frequent questions we receive regarding Workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact us at or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222 should you have additional questions or concerns.

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