Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

The Progressive Goal Attainment Program was developed by the University Centre for Research on Pain and Disability at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. PGAP™ is an evidence-based treatment program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. The primary goals of PGAP™ are to reduce psychosocial barriers to rehabilitation progress, promote re-integration into life-role activities, increase quality of life, and facilitate return-to-work. These goals are achieved through targeted treatment of psychosocial risk factors, structured activity scheduling, graded-activity involvement, goal-setting, problem-solving, and motivational enhancement. PGAP is a cost-effective, standardized program which can be tailored to each client through its modular approach to treatment. Clients meet one-on-one with the occupational therapist during 10 weekly sessions. Initial treatment sessions focus on increasing activity participation while later sessions focus on one of three modules which address the psychosocial barriers to the client’s return to increased function.