Caron Gan's research focuses on family needs after pediatric brain injury and childhood disability. She is co-developer of the Family Need Questionnaire – Pediatric version for acquired brain injury (ABI) and the Pediatric Rehabilitation version (for families of children who have neuromotor, neurodevelopmental or orthopaedic conditions). She is also primary developer of the Brain Injury Family Intervention for Adolescents (BIFI-A) and has been involved in research on strengths-based family system interventions.
Education & Profession
- 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
- 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
Book Chapters and Additional Publications
Gan, C. & DePompei (2021). Family Assessment and Intervention. In N. Zasler, D. Katz, & R. Zafonte (Eds.) Brain Injury Medicine, 3rd edition, New York: Demos Medical Publishing (pp. 542-556). DOI: 10.1891/9780826143051.0037
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.