Work-Related Mental Health Course


Help your patients & colleagues manage work, stress, and activity

During this virtual course, presented by Dr. Quentin Durand-Moreau, you will develop in-depth knowledge of well-being at work.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to 

  • understand how work plays a role in mental health
  • describe the concepts of burnout, stress, and psychosocial risks in work psychology
  • build a structured approach to dealing with patients and co-workers having work-related mental health issues

Participants will assess the relevance of positive psychology methods and mindfulness in workplaces taking into account ethical frameworks in occupational health. Finally, identify barriers and facilitators for successful interventions in workplaces.

Stay tuned. New offering in the fall. Dates TBA.

The class size is limited to 15 participants allowing for interactivity.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • have expert knowledge of key concepts in work psychology such as stress, burnout, psychosocial risks, 

  • critically review the literature on psychosocial risks at the workplace, and properly design studies on psychosocial risks at their own workplaces, 

  • critically appraise interventions conducted for preventing psychosocial risks at the workplace, identify pitfalls, and be able to propose alternate plans when involved in wellbeing committees in their workplaces.

Course outline

The course includes six modules that cover the following information:

Work and health

  • To define the following notions: work, employment, contract for service, contract of service
  • To analyze the relationship between work and health, taking into account the healthy worker effect
  • To compare the concepts of normality and normativity, and to apply these concepts in a working situation

Models of stress

  • To critically appraise the general adaptation syndrome from Selye
  • To critically appraise the transactional model of stress from Lazarus and Folkman
  • To critically appraise the job-strain and the reward-imbalance models


  • To criticize the exposure-risk model about psychosocial risks
  • To analyze the difference between task and activity, and the effects of non-realized possibilities on mental health
  • To examine value/ethical conflicts in workplaces, taking into account the operational leeway offered in organizations
  • To appraise the workers' point of view on "resistance to change", on top of the managers' point of view.

Burnout and bullying

  • To list the 3 dimensions of burnout according to Maslach
  • To summarize some arguments against the relevance of the concept of burnout
  • To build a structured approach to deal with coworkers and/or patients having work-related mental issues
  • To define harassment

Addiction and doping

  • To assess the role of work as a protective or a risk factor for addictions.
  • To criticize the use of substance (drug) testing in workplaces
  • To define the concept of doping behavior and to categorize the motivations for such behaviors

Interventions in workplaces

  • To define the concepts of psychosocial factors, hazards, and risks
  • To assess the relevance of positive psychology methods and mindfulness in workplaces, taking into account ethical frameworks in occupational health
  • To identify barriers and facilitators for successful interventions in workplaces

This six-week, comprehensive course is available to physicians, residents, medical students, and other healthcare providers for $650.00 +GST



Full refunds, cancellations, and transfers will be accepted up until digital course materials are sent out (usually 1-2 weeks prior to the course start date) after that time, we will only be able to issue a partial 50% refund.

A minimum of 4 registrations are required in order to run the course. 

If the workshop is canceled by the Office of Lifelong Learning due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, you will be issued a full refund or have the option of transferring your enrollment to another open session.


quentindurandmoreau.jpegQuentin Durand-Moreau is an Assistant Professor in the division of Preventive Medicine, Director of Post-Graduate Occupational Medicine programs at the University of Alberta, and Occupational Medicine Specialist at the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic (Kaye Edmonton Clinic).

He is qualified in Occupational Medicine (Angers, France, 2013), and holds degrees in Industrial toxicology and Addiction Medicine. He has been trained in Work Psychology in CNA(Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris). He is currently co-chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health Scientific Committee on Work, Organizational, and Psychosocial factors (ICOH-WOPS). He is a member of the Council of Scientific Affairs of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), and Medical Education representative of the Occupational Medicine Specialists of Canada (OMSOC). He has a 5-year of clinical experience in work-related mental health assessments in France. He participated in the elaboration of the French National Health Authority guidelines on Burnout (2017) and has been auditioned at the National Assembly on work-related mental health topics. He is regularly participating in international working groups on work-related mental disorders. His other topics of interest and research include Occupational Cancers and Covid work-related issues.