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When Dr. Don Jernigan, President and CEO of Adventist Health Systems, envisioned this service, he set forth the concern that physicians were experiencing significant stress related to changes in health care. Health care continues to change and our purpose at The CPW is to continue the heritage that was started when Dr. Jernigan requested that we focus our efforts on assisting physicians in the "...reclamation of one's original calling into medicine; restoration of a personal sense of meaning and purpose with the healing process; and empowerment to further extend this healing mission to themselves, their families, patients and staff." 

Who's Eligible?

This program is open to credentialed physicians of Florida Hospital's medical staff and their families. 

  • Six complimentary hours of consultation or counseling are available to all eligible staff.

  • Services are scheduled around your busy schedule.


Confidentiality is a central aspect of our program. No records of services are accessible by hospital administration or any other health provider without client consent. As licensed mental-health professionals, The CPW staff is obligated by ethics codes, licensing bodies, and state and federal law to uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and privilege.​

Respect for Diveristy

While Florida Hospital's mission is rooted in the Christian tradition, services provided by The CPW are intentionally sensitive and respectful to the rich and meaningful qualities of other cultural and faith traditions. The CPW strives to value and steward the religious and cultural preferences of all physicians, their families and their staff.

Meet Our Staff

Kathleen Gibney, PhD, LMHC


Dr. Kathy Gibney received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Northeastern University. She has provided counseling and education to individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings for more than 30

years. She envisions The CPW as a safe place for every physician to be heard and understood, to reconnect to the meaning in their work, to find ways to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives, and to connect more effectively with colleagues.

Burt Bertram, EdD, LMHC, LMFT

Consulting Psychotherapist

Dr. Burt Bertram received his doctorate from the University of Florida. He specializes in assisting individuals, couples, families and workgroups to productively identify, understand and resolve issues,

communication struggles and conflicts that are affecting their lives. He has made over 300 professional presentations at national and regional conferences and has conducted over 1,000 seminars for community and/or workplace audiences. Dr. Bertram is also Adjunct Professor of Counseling at Rollins College. A national expert on legal and ethical issues in counseling, he is the co-author of The Counselor and the Law.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-9674.

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