The CBT Skills Groups Society is a group of physicians who use group medical visit fee codes to provide mental health skills training through the publicly-funded health care system, offering both virtual and in-person groups, across the province. The revolutionary delivery model developed by the Society offers participants a choice of groups via a single referral centre for the province, and a provincial schedule. In this way, a small number of trained facilitators, supported by a lean not-for-profit organizational team, is able to offer a sustainable, high-quality, accessible service. These programs are reducing the burden on primary care providers, who have often had few resources to offer patients with mild- to moderate- mental health concerns.
How CBT Skills Groups Fit Into Our System
If you are a physician who is interested to learn more about how to refer or how to become a facilitator find out more HERE. If you are a mental health clinician/allied health provider and you are interested to learn more about our groups and the content covered, please preview the workbook. If you are administrative support for a mental health program within a Health Authority or Primary Care Network and you would like to create pathways for integrating patient care, please contact Christine Tomori .
Read the BCMJ article on the Effectiveness and accessibility of virtual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Group medical visits during COVID-19
Read the BCMJ article on the success of the CBT Skills Program and find out how it could benefit you and your patients.