The Brain Health & Wellness Project: Supporting frontline clinicians to promote brain health and wellness using Fountain of Health tools

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Webinar event date

Apr 10, 2019 12:00 pm EDT

Webinar Presenters

Dr. Keri-Leigh Cassidy is a Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Academic Director of a Geriatric Psychiatry Program. She is the founder of a national brain health promotion non-profit, the “Fountain of Health Initiative for Optimal Aging” (www.fountainofhealth.ca). She is the coinvestigator on The Brain Health and Wellness Project to activate self-care in the frontlines of care. She is a national leader in late life psychotherapy, the author of a manualized Enhanced CBT Group Therapy program, and lecturer on Late Life Psychotherapies for the CAGP National Review Courses and Updates. Dr. Cassidy was the 2016 recipient of the CAGP’s Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry Award. 

 

Description

The Brain Health and Wellness Project offers clinicians like you free training, support and materials to quickly and effectively promote key modifiable health behaviours known to promote brain health and wellness. Developed by the Fountain of Health by clinicians for clinicians, these tools have been field-tested in over 500 patients to date, and found to be effective with over 80% of patients meeting a health goal within 3 months. These CBT-based paper-based and e-materials including The Wellness App, offering goal-setting, tracking and encouragement. The process is also quick and simple for clinicians, taking 5 minutes in the context of routine care, over 2 visits about a month apart-- 80% of clinicians who have used the materials recommended them for colleagues.