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Caron Gan

Clinical Team Investigator, Advanced Practice Nurse/Family Therapist

Research

Centre for Leadership:

Acquired Brain Injury

Research Focus:

Caron Gan's current research focuses on family needs after pediatric brain injury. She is also primary developer of the Brain Injury Family Intervention for Adolescents (BIFI-A) and is involved in research on strengths-based family system interventions for families after adolescent brain injury.


Education & Profession

Education:

  • Clinical Traumatologist Intensive Training Certificate Program - Traumatology Institute of Canada
  • Supervision Program, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Programme in Marriage and Family Therapy Studies, Ontario Association for Family and Family Therapy Commission on Education, University of Guelph, University of Toronto
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Toronto

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario & Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor
  • Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists of Canada
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • International Pediatric Brain Injury Society
  • International Brain Injury Association

University Positions / Affiliations:

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto

Honours and Awards:

  • 2018 - Toronto Star Honorable Mention Nightingale Award
  • 2016 - Excellence in Nursing Award - Research & Clinical Care - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2016 - The Sheila Jarvis Impact on Client and Family Centred Care Award - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • 2015 - Brain Injury Family Intervention for Adolescents - Leading Practice Award, Accreditation Canada
  • 2013 - Dr. John Whittaker Memorial Award - Bloorview Research Institute
  • 2011 - Circle of Honour Award - Education - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Innovation

Commercial Products:

Assessment Measures Developed:

  • Giving Youth a Voice - GYV and GYV-20 (Gan et al., 2008)
  • Pediatric Family Needs Questionnaire (FNQ-P) (Gan & Wright, 2017)

Current Projects

 


Publications

PubMed Publications

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Caron+Gan

Book Chapters and Additional Publications

Gan, C., Kreutzer, J., & Agyemang, A. (2019). Family intervention. In J. Silver, T. W. McAllister, and D. B. Arciniegas (Eds.) Textbook of TBI, 3rd edition, Washington: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Gan, C. (2019). Promoting healthy sexuality in children and youth with acquired brain injury through sex positive conversations. Brain Injury Professional, special thematic issue on neurosexuality, August 16(2):8-11.

Gan, C. (2018). Let’s talk: Promoting healthy sexuality in youth with acquired brain injury. In OBIA Review, Official Publication of the Ontario Brain Injury Association, St. Catharines, Ontario, 25(1):17-21.

Kreutzer, J., Gan, C., & Marwitz, J. (2017). Neurobehavioral disorders and the family. in T. McMillan and R. Wood (Eds.). Neurobehavioral Disability and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition, Glasgow: Psychology Press.

Godwin, E., Gan, C., Lukow, H., Wilder-Schaaf, K., & Kreutzer, J. (2016). Working with families after traumatic brain injury: The essentials for brain injury professionals. In Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (Eds.), The Essential Brain Injury Guide. Brain Injury Association of America: Vienna, VA.

Gan, C. (2015). Sexuality and Relationships After Brain Injury. In OBIA Review, Official Publication of the Ontario Brain Injury Association, St. Catharines, Ontario.

Gan, C., DePompei, R., & Lash, M. (2013). Family Assessment and Intervention. In N. Zasler, D. Katz, & R. Zafonte (Eds.) Brain Injury Medicine, 2nd edition, New York: Demos Medical Publishing.

Gan, C. (2012). Sexuality and Teen Survivors of Brain Tumours, Pediatric Brain Tumour Patient Handbook 6th Edition, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.


Contact Info

Contact Information:

Caron Gan

Bloorview Research Institute

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, ON M4G 1R8

416-425-6220, ext. 3514

cgan@hollandbloorview.ca

Contact Email:
cgan@hollandbloorview.ca