Note: This training is an overview of person-centered planning. It is
intended to provide a basic understanding of person-centered planning
guidelines and practices for all employees, and meet the CARF
accreditation standards for training for all employees. It is not intended
to be a substitute for competency-based training requirements.
Please read through this brief overview on person-centered planning.
After completing this overview, complete the questionnaire that follows.
This questionnaire is intended to improve your understanding of the
concept of person-centered planning.
Person Centered Planning Overview
The term person-centered planning became common by the mid-1980's
in the human service field. Perso
Peer-to-peer support and networking among persons served is discouraged in person-centered planning in order to foster independence and self-reliance.
Professionals embracing person-centered-planning exclude family, care givers, and
significant others from planning and goal setting to avoid undue influence of unhealthy
patterns of behavior that have contributes to the problems of the person served.
The appreciation of all persons served, recognizing that they possess a wide range of
strengths, concerns, emotions, and aspirations beyond their need for specialized services and supports is an integral value of person-centered planning.
Person-centered-planning requires specific, highly professional language.
PCP is characterized by seeing people first rather than relating to diagnostic labels.