PGAPWorks

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.

Helping People Get Their Lives Back

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New
PGAP Workshop
Now available online!

The PGAP is an empirically supported intervention that has been shown to reduce disability and contribute to successful return-to-work in individuals suffering from a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions. PGAP is a time-limited standardized intervention designed to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress. The effectiveness of PGAP in reducing psychosocial risk factors and promoting successful return to work has been demonstrated in numerous clinical trials with individuals who are work-disabled. The PGAP 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 and/or mental health conditions.

PGAP Training Workshops are now available online. The Training Workshops consist of a series of pre-recorded webinar presentations, in addition to 2 'live' half-day webinars. As with the in-person PGAP Training Workshops, the Online Training Workshops are presented by Dr. Michael Sullivan. Registration opens March 25, 2021.

Registrants can complete the pre-recorded webinar presentations at their convenience. The half-day live webinars are scheduled for the following dates:

June 2 & 3, 2021
Learn more here: PGAP

June 14 & 15, 2021
Learn more here: PGAP


Space is limited.

To be added to the distribution list, please email us at:
info@PGAPworks.com

Workshop
Presenter


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PGAP Training Workshops are led by Dr. Michael Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan holds the Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Health at McGill University. Dr. Sullivan has been a pioneer in research on psychosocial risk factors for delayed recovery. He developed the most widely used measures of psychosocial risk factors including the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) and the Injustice Experiences Questionnaire (IEQ). He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers. Dr. Sullivan developed PGAP on the basis of his extensive research on cognitive, emotional and behavioural aspects of disability. PGAP was included in the Official Disability Guidelines as an evidence-based intervention for the prevention of work-disability in 2013.


 Download Dr. Sullivan’s CV

Preventing Needless Disability

Join a growing number of rehabilitation professionals who have been trained to deliver the most evidence-based intervention for targeting psychosocial risk factors for prolonged disability.

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Research from our Centre



  • Reducing Alarmist Thinking can Help Recovery from PTSD.
  • Do Perceptions of Injustice Cause Depression?
  • Reducing Fatigue Improves Return to Work Outcomes
  • Does ‘injustice’ lie in the ‘eye’ of the perceiver?
  • Pain Catastrophizing and Mental Health Problems
  • Catastrophic thinking reduces quality of life in individuals with osteoarthritis
  • Targeting disability and depression to reduce perceptions of injustice
  • A treatment approach to promote return to work in individuals with PTSD
  • Returning to work following injury actually promotes recovery from whiplash injury
  • Expectancies, perceived injustice and return to work following whiplash injury
  • A measure of catastrophic thinking suitable for individuals with mental health problems
  • A brief measure of perceived injustice
  • Perceived injustice impacts negatively on the working alliance
  • Reducing psychosocial risk factors helps maintain gains made in pain rehabilitation
  • The multidimensional nature of pain experience