The Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) is an evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. PGAP is a 10-week intervention program that is aimed to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life-role activities, increase quality of life and facilitate a return to work.
How Are These Goals Achieved?
- Targeted treatment of psychosocial risk factors
- Structured activity scheduling to assist the client in resuming activities that have been adversely impacted by injury or illness.
- Graded-activity involvement
- Goal setting to promote resumption of family, social and occupational roles.
- Problem-solving Intervention techniques are invoked to target specific obstacles to rehabilitation progress (e.g. fear of symptom exacerbation, catastrophic thinking, perceived injustice and disability beliefs).
- Motivational enhancement
- In the final stages of the Program, the intervention focuses on activities that will facilitate re-integration into the workplace.