Preventing Needless Disability : The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)2019-01-30T09:48:01+00:00

Preventing Needless Disability : The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

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Course TypeCourse/ Seminar
Date04/26/2019 - 04/27/2019
Instructor NameProfessor Michael Sullivan
CostEarly rate: $795 plus HST Regular rate: $850 plus HST
AddressShaw Centre - 55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9J2
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DistrictEastern Ontario
Brief Description

A 2-Day Skills Training Workshop for the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP®): An Evidence-Based Treatment Program for Reducing Disability Associated with Pain, Depression, PTSD, Cancer and other Chronic Health Conditions

The PGAP® is considered one of the most empirically supported interventions for targeting psychosocial risk-factors for disability. This training workshop is designed to equip rehabilitation professionals with skills in psychosocial intervention strategies such that they may be better able to assist their clients in overcoming the challenges associated with debilitating health/mental health conditions. Learn screening procedures, intervention techniques (guided disclosure, validation, constructive communication, anger reduction, distress reduction, motivational enhancement, risk-specific goal setting, progressive exposure, and changing disability beliefs. Other topics: Occupational re-integration, Engaging relevant stakeholders (physician, insurer and employer) to maximize successful return to work. The demand for the PGAP has increased dramatically over the past few years and is considered a preferred service by many injury and disability insurers in North America. The PGAP has been included in the Official Disability Guidelines (Work Loss Data Institute) as an evidenced-based approach to the management of disability.

Dates: April 26 & 27, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario, June 2 & 3, 2019 Calgary, Alberta

Instructor:  Psychologist, Michael JL Sullivan, is a Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health) and Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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