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.
Registrants can complete the pre-recorded webinar presentations at their convenience. The half-day live webinars are scheduled for the following dates:
Updated Online Schedule
February 6 & 7, 2023. Time and details to be confirmed.
November 7 & 8, 2022
Learn more here: Download PGAP Brochure
10:15am - 2:15pm EDT (both days) – use world clock calculator to check your time and date.
Please note registration space is limited for each category of registration.
- Regular: $950.00
- If you are a member of ASORC: $850.00
- If you are already a trained PGAP Provider: $495.00
- If you are a member of ARPA: $850.00
- Participants residing in South Africa: $800.00
- If you have completed the Catastrophizing Webinar Series as required by Alberta Health Services (AHS): $795.00
The workshop is full
To be added to the distribution list, please email us at:info@PGAPworks.com
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
PSA World Pain Summit
The following forms were discussed in Dr. Sullivan’s presentation at the PSA World Pain Summit, October 15, 2021. The use of these forms in clinical practice is addressed in detail in the webinars “Catastrophic Thinking: Approaches to Assessment” and “Catastrophic Thinking: Approaches to Intervention” accessible through the Webinars tab on this website.
Symptom Catastrophizing Scale. Download
Challenging Chronicity Thoughts Form. Download