Maintenance and Accountability Seminars (MAS-12)Back
How can you prevent what you’ve learned from fading away? How do you deal with the feeling of isolation when you are involved in the disciplinary process? How do you continue the process of remediation that began during your course? Our extended follow-up program: Maintenance and Accountability Seminars (MAS), can address all these questions and more. These weekly, faculty-moderated teleconference seminars deepen participants’ understanding, elevate their accountability through revisiting their Personalized Protection Plans, and engage them in a multi-disciplinary community of peer review and support.
- Prerequisite of completion of prior PBI course, or comparable course through another education provider
- Group teleconference component: Faculty-led group seminars. Participants attend one-hour seminars, weekly, for a total of 12 hours.
- Seminars are hosted at the following times and are assigned based on availability:
Cohort 1: Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Cohort 2: Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Cohort 3: Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Cohort 4: Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Professions this Course is Suitable for
Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, EMT's, physical therapists, students, and a wide variety of other clinicians.
Causes for Referral
Any of the causes for referral listed for other PBI courses that would also benefit from ongoing support, monitoring, and guidance from experienced faculty
When we asked long-time participants of this course "What keeps you coming back?" they answered with the following:
- PBI is the single most effective safeguard against recidivism
- To deepen my understanding of my risk factors and vulnerabilities
- Because integrating all this is a gradual process
- To incorporate what I’ve learned into my world view
- To learn about commonalities across different professions
- Because I can never know enough
- To decrease isolation, shame, and embarrassment
- It makes me sharper for the week
- It doesn’t allow what we’ve learned to fade away
- It reminds me how easy it is to lose the privilege to practice
- It decreases the potential for complacency to develop
- It reminds me how simple things get people into trouble
- It increases my alertness
- It reminds me how we can develop resistances without knowing it
- I have someone I can talk to
- Broaden perspective by incorporating the elements of the Formula© into their professional and personal world view
- More fully discern the impact of violations, such as the betrayal of trust, the abuse of professional power, and other damage done
- Deepen insights into personal vulnerabilities and professional risk factors that predispose to violations
- Prevent complacency and resistance from developing by keeping what was learned in full view
- Sharpen sensitivity to the early warning signs of evolving issues in themself or in a colleague and to develop appropriate action plans to safeguard the patient and the professional
- Modify their Personalized Protection Plan to continue to safeguard themselves and their patients as situations change
- Protect against recidivism caused by professional isolation through the creation of community
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.
"The Personal Protection Plan I created as a result of the course will guide me on a daily basis to guard against any ‘drift’ in the direction of boundary transgressions. "
"I gained more objective tools to help guide me through the period of stress and turmoil. By focusing on the objective data, I was able to complete my tasks and implement changes to improve my professional and personal work environment. Overall, by staying objective, I was able to refocus my time and energy to obtain a better quality of life."
"I always learn from MAS - not only about the shared experiences, but also about myself and interacting with others. (Seven Time MAS Graduate)"
"The MAS courses have been invaluable not only in maintaining accountability but also with respect to broadening my own learning, particularly as I incorporate lessons learned in other PBI courses such as developing a better understanding of emotional intelligence."
"This course was by far the best learning I have had in years. I felt heard, supported, and held accountable. I gained the courage to accept an appointment as an ethics chair - my violation being 11 years ago - life gets better. PBI was life-changing."
"PBI is the single most effective safeguard against recidivism."
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