Education for health-care professionals

Our Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants provide education and training to Health Care Professionals under the following programs:

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care
GPA is an evidence-based, innovative, quality care program for interdisciplinary staff and students across multiple health care sectors. GPA re-frames challenging behaviour to be interpreted as self-protective or responsive behaviour occurring as a result of unmet needs, encouraging staff to assess the meaning behind behaviour and work alongside the person with dementia. 

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ is a best practice learning and development initiative that provides an approach to understanding and enhancing care for individuals with complex physical and cognitive/mental health needs and behavioural changes. The P.I.E.C.E.S.™ model helps us to understand the whole person.

The goal of the U-First! program is to offer training to professional care providers in how to improve the quality of the interaction between the formal care provider and the person living with dementia.

Mental Health First Aid for Seniors
MHFA Seniors is an adaptation of the MHFA Basic course that is intended to increase the capacity of seniors, families (informal caregivers), friends, staff in care settings and communities to promote mental health in seniors, prevent mental illness and suicide wherever possible in seniors and intervene early when problems first emerge.
 Mental Health First Aid

Last Updated: 05/14/2018