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Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA)
March 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FOR: All staff and departments in care organizations who are working with persons living
SESSIONS: 1 Full Day (Participation Certificate received upon completion), $50/person
PURPOSE: The GPA curriculum is case-based, interactive, and practical. 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 the behaviour
and work alongside the person with dementia.
TOPICS: Module 1 – Introduction to Personhood
Module 2 – Brain and Behaviour
Module 3 – The Interpersonal Environment
Module 4 – Gentle Persuasive Techniques