Brain Development and Client Well-Being (Part 2) (Webinar Repeat) 

Nov. 5, 2021
Webinar Repeat Online

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Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on November 5, 2021.

Dr. Shirley Sze, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Erika Cheng, Beyond the Cycle of Trauma Institute
Dr. Linda Uyeda, Family Physician, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and Fraser Health Youth Clinics
Wayne Plenert, Peacebuilder Mediation

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 2.0 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Viewing of this recording will provide you with 2.0 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

This webinar is part 2 of the CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series.

The first part of our CBABC Science-Informed Practice Series discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a root cause of life-long health and social challenges for children and families across North America. The impact of ACEs on brain development and brain health can either lead to future well-being challenges or long-term, intergenerational trauma.

This second session brings together experts from the health, social services, and legal sectors to talk about the link between brain health and client emotional and decision-making capacity. Learn how conflicts in family, criminal justice, and estate matters impact a child or family’s well-being and how reducing adversity in the legal process can build resilience for children and families to navigate their legal issues.



About Dr. Shirley Sze
Dr. Shirley Sze received her MD from the University of Alberta and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Queen’s University. She received her CCFP in 1978 and FCFP in 1984. She practiced full service from 1979 until 2009 when she transitioned into focused care on vascular protection, chronic pain and palliative care.

She has been involved in Continuing Professional Development locally, provincially and nationally. She became interested in the New Zealand Pegasus model of CPD which has demonstrable quality improvement measures and is one of the founding Board members of the Physician Data Collaborative which strives to link community physician EMRs for aggregate data collection for research and quality improvement through CPD. She was also involved in Accreditation of University Faculty of Medicine CPD Departments. (CACME)

She became a Physician Champion for the GPSC (General Practice Services Committee) PSP (Practice Support Program) in 2007 and assisted in the development and/or roll-out of numerous learning modules. She continues to collaborate with the UBC CPD Department in evolving small group learning modules for PSP. She has presented at local, provincial, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. She is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Faculty of Medicine – Department of Family Practice and was the Site Faculty Development lead for the UBC Family Residency Department for the past five years. She has held Board and leadership positions with a number of organizations that include Doctors of BC, Society of General Practice of BC, Physician Data Collaborative, Health Data Coalition, and Thompson Region Division of Family Practice.

About Dr. Erika Cheng
Erika Cheng is a Family Physician who practices in remote communities with large First Nations populations. Her medical practice includes emergency, hospital, long-term care, palliative care, outreach, and community clinic settings, as well as having served as local medical director for the Bella Coola General Hospital for many years. Dr. Cheng also provides therapy for Complex Trauma and Dissociation, has basic training in EMDR, and has extensive experience in healthcare provider education in the field of trauma. As one of the founding Directors of “Beyond the Cycle of Trauma Institute” she has been heavily involved in training teachers, community support workers, adoptive parents, counsellors and healthcare providers to work more effectively with trauma survivors.

About Dr. Linda Uyeda
Dr Linda Uyeda obtained her medical degree and completed her family practice residency training at the University of British Columbia. She works at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and several Fraser Health youth clinics. Her personal journey into the science of true healing began after her medical studies were over. 18 years ago, with the birth of her first child, she became interested in human development. Like many new parents, she felt confused about advice she was receiving from family and friends and turned to the scientific community for answers. She expanded her medical education to explore neuroscience, parenting, trauma, and attachment and was fascinated by what she found. An unexpected incident at work in 2015 combined with a family illness over the next several years, drove home the fact that nurturing resilience and compassion are key to wellbeing. After incorporating this information into her own parenting approach and her medical practice with great success, she has begun educating others about what she has learned.

About Wayne Plenert
Wayne Plenert is a British Columbia mediator and teacher. He was a board member and chair of the Roster Committee for Mediate BC. He has been mediating since 1985 and received his LLB (ADR) in 2002. He has operated as Peacebuilder Mediation since 2005. He enjoys mediation & conflict studies and training, as well as conflict system design.  He is helping develop the "Northern Navigator” project. This is a mandatory assessment/probable mediation model for the local provincial family court. Wayne its a retired lawyer who lives in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, which is Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway. 


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