Online CEU Presentations

You can earn VRA CEU’s from the comfort of your home or office!

VRA BC now offers a variety of recorded video presentations. These videos will assist you in growing your personal knowedge and understanding of relevant topics to the association. Those who view these presentations will be eligible for CEU credits.

The following is a listing of the available videos. Please select a topic to view a summary and CEU eligibility details.

2016 Training Day Video Package

This package includes three presentations: 

Ethics, Disability Law and ICBC Part 7 


Faith Hayman, Faith E. Hayman Law Corporation
Faith Hayman was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985 and practiced both defence and plaintiff personal injury law before becoming firmly committed to litigating solely on behalf of the injured and people with disabilities. Since being called to the BC Bar in 1993 she has developed a successful and respected practice in the areas of personal injury, disability and other insurance law, and mental health law. Faith is known for her compassion, incisive mind, and absolute commitment to justice. Her passion and dedication led to two prestigious awards: Winner: 2013 Champion of Justice - Larry Kancs Legacy Award, 2007 Trial Lawyers of BC Bar Award.

Disability insurance policies were created with the intention of providing a safety net of financial income for workers that sustain an injury – or a disability – that prevents them from performing their daily work functions. In the context of disability insurance claims, fair treatment is particularly important because of the great vulnerability of insureds with legitimate disability claims. This workshop will explore current issues in disability insurance law that will be relevant to vocational experts. 

This presentation is worth 1 Ethics credit.

Dean Rachey, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Slater Vecchio 
Dean is a Rehabilitation Case Manager who joined Slater Vecchio in May of 2015. Prior to joining Slater Vecchio Dean spent 26 years working for ICBC with 22 of those years in the Rehabilitation Department managing files primarily involving catastrophic injuries. In Dean's current role with Slater Vecchio he assists clients throughout the recovery process, as well as coordinates and manages complex medical and rehabilitation issues. 

ICBC's Part 7 benefits can be difficult and confusing for treating professionals, including vocational rehabilitation practitioners, to navigate. Dean will provide a general overview of Part 7 benefits, policies and procedures for accessing these benefits, and possible limitations and restrictions vocational rehabilitation practitioners may encounter. 

This presentation is worth 1 Ethics credit.

Personality Disorders and Return to Work  |  Dr. Stephen Wigmore, Ph.D. Reg. Psychologist

Rehabilitation consultants are often challenged to assist with promoting and developing improved functional capacity in cases involving a personality disorder as the primary or secondary DSM V psychiatric diagnosis. By definition, individuals with personality disorders have a longstanding history of maladaptive coping that is resistant to change, i.e.  these cases involve a significant degree of challenge. By understanding the various personality disorders and related intervention implications, strategic and effective rehabilitation plans and approaches can be developed to improve outcome. This presentation will include an outline of DSM V diagnostic criteria, illustrated with case examples, as well as management tips, pitfalls to avoid, and group discussion regarding difficult cases and successful outcomes. Based on consistent feedback over the past decade, participants will find the presentation both entertaining and practically useful, with immediate applications for their ongoing professional work. 

This presentation is worth 1.25 credits.

Personality Disorders and Return to Work - Dr. Stephen Wigmore

Rehabilitation consultants are often challenged to assist with promoting and developing improved functional capacity in cases involving a personality disorder as the primary or secondary DSM V psychiatric diagnosis. By definition, individuals with personality disorders have a longstanding history of maladaptive coping that is resistant to change, i.e.  these cases involve a significant degree of challenge. By understanding the various personality disorders and related intervention implications, strategic and effective rehabilitation plans and approaches can be developed to improve outcome. This presentation will include an outline of DSM V diagnostic criteria, illustrated with case examples, as well as management tips, pitfalls to avoid, and group discussion regarding difficult cases and successful outcomes. Based on consistent feedback over the past decade, participants will find the presentation both entertaining and practically useful, with immediate applications for their ongoing professional work. 

Recorded October 14, 2016.

This presentation is worth 1.25 credits.

Part 1 Ethics, Disability Law and ICBC - Faith Hayman

Faith Hayman, Faith E. Hayman Law Corporation
Faith Hayman was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985 and practiced both defence and plaintiff personal injury law before becoming firmly committed to litigating solely on behalf of the injured and people with disabilities. Since being called to the BC Bar in 1993 she has developed a successful and respected practice in the areas of personal injury, disability and other insurance law, and mental health law. Faith is known for her compassion, incisive mind, and absolute commitment to justice. Her passion and dedication led to two prestigious awards: Winner: 2013 Champion of Justice - Larry Kancs Legacy Award, 2007 Trial Lawyers of BC Bar Award.

Disability insurance policies were created with the intention of providing a safety net of financial income for workers that sustain an injury – or a disability – that prevents them from performing their daily work functions. In the context of disability insurance claims, fair treatment is particularly important because of the great vulnerability of insureds with legitimate disability claims. This workshop will explore current issues in disability insurance law that will be relevant to vocational experts.

Recorded October 14, 2016.

This presentation is worth 1 Ethics credit.

Part 2 Ethics, Disability Law and ICBC - Dean Rachey

Dean Rachey, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Slater Vecchio 
Dean is a Rehabilitation Case Manager who joined Slater Vecchio in May of 2015. Prior to joining Slater Vecchio Dean spent 26 years working for ICBC with 22 of those years in the Rehabilitation Department managing files primarily involving catastrophic injuries. In Dean's current role with Slater Vecchio he assists clients throughout the recovery process, as well as coordinates and manages complex medical and rehabilitation issues. 

ICBC's Part 7 benefits can be difficult and confusing for treating professionals, including vocational rehabilitation practitioners, to navigate. Dean will provide a general overview of Part 7 benefits, policies and procedures for accessing these benefits, and possible limitations and restrictions vocational rehabilitation practitioners may encounter. 

Recorded October 14, 2016.

This presentation is worth 1 Ethics credit.

2015 Training Day Full Video Package

This package includes three presentations: Psychosocial Aspects of Returning to Work, The Neuromatrix Model of Chronic Pain, and Brief Action Planning for the Management of Chronic Pain. Recorded at the VRA BC 2015 Training Day.

The whole package is worth 7 VRA Canada CEUs and 7 CVRP CEUs.

Anders Ourom - Navigating the Bumpy Road of Professional Ethics

This course is a video recording of a presentation delivered on Friday, May 4th, 2012 as part of the VRA BC AGM & Training Day. The course arms participants with the ability to self-identify ethical issues, put the interests of clients first, and acknowledge the importance of outside feedback.

The course is presented by Anders Ourom, a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1987. He holds a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy. As a speaker at seven continuing legal education programs, programs with Pro Bono Law of BC, and numerous programs with Donald Golob Consulting, Anders has significant experience as an organizer of and speaker at courses and workshops on societies and charities. Anders has held office in a variety of non-profit organizations and clubs. 

 

CEU Credit Eligibility:

  • 3.0 Ethics Credits

Price:

  • Members: $50.00 + HST
  • Non-Members: $75.00 + HST

Webinar - David Doig: The Legal System and the Rehab Professional

A one-hour webinar delivered by David Doig, a highly recognized lecturer on the subject of medical/rehabilitation and legal issues. Topics include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Record Keeping
  • Risk Management
  • Confidentiality and Privacy

Receive 1 Ethics credit for viewing this presentation.

VRA BC Training Day 2011

This is a package which includes the following videos:

  • Abigail C.F. Turner
    Ethics
  • Abigail C.F. Turner
    10 Ways to Get Into Court – and what to expect if you find yourself there
  • Dr. John Pullyblank
    Psychological Assessment in Rehabilitation
  • Patricia Woods
    Assistive Technology for Computer Access

CEU Credit Eligibility:

  • 1.5 Ethics Credits
  • 2.5 General Credits

Price:

  • Members: $50.00 + tax
  • Non-Members: $65.00 + tax

Webinar - Dr. Raymond Rupert: Nuking the Doctor's Note

A one-hour recorded webinar delivered by Dr. Raymond Rupert, founder and medical director of Rupert Case Management Inc. (RCM). This presentation covers how to manage the treating doctor in the return to work process. Dr Rupert discusses how to succeed with an early intervention process and introduces the Return to Work Audit. This is a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education credits without having to leave your desk.

Receive 1 credit for viewing this presentation

Webinar: Mental Health and Return to Work Options

Whether the initial disabling condition is physical or psychological, the psychological experience of the worker must be taken into account if return to work is going to be efficient and durable. This presentation follows an injured worker through the WorkSafeBC system and explores the psychological experience of the worker.

Receive 1 credit for viewing this presentation

The Neuromatrix Model of Chronic Pain

This presentation was delivered by Dr. Wesley Buch at the 2015 VRA BC Training Day in October, 2015. 

Dr. Buch is a registered psychologist who practices in the area of clinical and rehabilitation psychology. Currently, Dr. Buch's focus is on psycholegal assessments for court purposes, the treatment of complex forms of human suffering, such as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome. He has contributed to Pain BC regarding chronic pain and mental health (www.blogtalkradio.com/painwavesradioatpainbc).

Dr. Buch is the consulting psychologist to the new Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women's Hospital. He is also consulting to the BC Medical Association's Practice Support Program regarding chronic pain and doctor-patient communication.

The presentation is 40 minutes long.

Psychosocial Aspects of Returning to Work

This presentation was delivered by Gurwinder Gill at the 2015 VRA BC Training Day in October, 2015. 

Gurwinder has been leading and managing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies within healthcare and community services for over 25 years. She has been working with William Osler Health System (Osler) for seven years and is now the Regional Director, Health Equity and Inclusion. This portfolio now includes equity strategies for Osler, Central West Community Care Access Centre and Headwaters Health Centre.

Gurwinder is also an Associate Professor, Health Equity, with an international medical university and teaches health equity abroad to medical students. She conducts talks for women and leaders on equity, equality, leadership and human rights with a vision towards positive change.

This presentation is 2.5 hours long.

Brief Action Planning for the Management of Chronic Pain

This presentation was delivered by Connie Davis at the 2015 VRA BC Training Day in October, 2015. 

Connie Davis has two roles, one as a nurse practitioner specializing in care of the elderly as part of the Care Support Team for Family Care Network, and the other as the Co-Director of the non-profit Centre for Collaboration, Motivation, and Innovation (CCMI).

The focus of Connie’s work is on improving interactions between clinicians, patients and families. She is the author or co-author of publications on health promotion, chronic illness care, quality improvement, and self-management support. Connie is a frequent speaker and trainer regarding self-management support, motivational interviewing, health behavior change, health literacy, clinical topics in geriatrics, geriatric nursing, and quality improvement in outpatient care both nationally and internationally.

This presentation is 1 hour 40 minutes in length.

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