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
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June 14 & 15, 2021
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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.
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