ECCS Course Overview

The course is in the form of a small group CME program for physicians, with a limit of six participants per group. The overall length is six days, with a three day initial intensive course followed by three required one-day follow-up sessions over the course of one year (1, 3 and 6 month follow-up).

Course Faculty

The core faculty is from the Physicians Wellness Program and the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences.  The three core faculty all have extensive experience working with physicians and other professionals.

J. Kim Penberthy, M.A., Ph.D., ABPPJ. Kim Penberthy, M.A., Ph.D., ABPP (Co-Director), Chester F. Carlson Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
John Schorling, M.D., M.P.H.John Schorling, M.D., M.P.H. (Co-Director), Harry T. Peters, Sr. Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Director, Physician Wellness Program

UVA Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science Faculty Dr. Nassima Ait Daoud Tioririne.Nassima Ait-Daoud, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Science

Meeting Dates

October 17-19, 2022


560 Ray C. Hunt, 2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Free Parking


Full day follow-up sessions are scheduled for one, three, and six months following the program. Additional assessments will include 360 degree evaluations, and all other pre-intervention assessments, and will be completed prior to the follow-up sessions for review in session.

This program has an emphasis on assessment and feedback to identify skill deficits and promote skill enhancement. We will incorporate a client workbook which will contain aspects of above and provide space for notes and self-work.