The Rural Professions Action Plan (RhPAP) is pleased to announce a funded education opportunity for physiotherapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) working in rural Alberta communities.
RhPAP has signed an agreement with PGAP Works to offer nearly 300 rural OT’s and PT’s the chance to take their Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP).
This education program will support PTs and OTs develop competency in assessment and treatment interventions for patients where psychosocial risk factors and pain are a significant or key factors in recovery and return to functional activity. Alberta Health Services is administering this opportunity on behalf of RhPAP.
The program is open to PTs and OTs:
- Serving rural Alberta communities with a population of 15,000 people or less.
- Who serve clients after musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries, surgeries, or conditions.
- Self or privately employed
- Work within a rural PCN
- Work as part of an Alberta Health Services or other public agency team
Dr. Michael Sullivan is a clinical psychologist who is currently Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Neuroscience, Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. He presents this online series of four recorded webinars offered by PGAPworks.
- Catastrophic Thinking: 25 Years of Research: What Have We Learned?
- Catastrophic Thinking: Approaches to Assessment
- Catastrophic Thinking: Intervention Techniques
- Pain Catastrophizing: Will Changing the Term Change the Problem?