Person-Centered Services With a Mindful Approach
Person-Centered Training and Credentialing to embrace person-centered services and enhance the quality of life of those you support.
INTERACTIVE PCT TRAINING
Virtual Person-Centered Thinking Training
Rethinking quality of life for those you support
Changing how we think is essential to achieving Person-Centered Practices. If people are going to gain or regain positive control over their lives, then those supporting the person need to have a person-centered approach and mindset. This begins with how we think.
Person-Centered Thinking is the foundational mindset that enables those who support others to deliver services that are organized and consistent with Person-Centered Practices.
What is Virtual Person-Centered Thinking Training?
Our virtual Person-Centered Thinking Training is designed to help you approach support from a more holistic angle. We utilize the online Zoom platform to deliver a live, interactive training experience to you and your staff.
Our trainers are credentialed and only train the curriculum of The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices.
Attendees are trained in person-centered practices that respect the autonomy of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities while providing them with the highest possible level of support.
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Who is The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices?
The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (TLCPCP) is a collaborative of agencies, companies, states, and individuals who come together to ensure best practices in Person Centered Practices as well as resources such as curriculum, education, conferences, group discussions, and celebrations.
IntellectAbility is a part of this collaborative, offering and receiving information on best practices and resources.
About Person-Centered Services
Person-Centered Practices represent the ideal methodology of delivering services and supports that respects the person’s autonomy and promotes a life of their own choosing in their own community
Whether it is because of a disability from birth, accident, or just the aging process, at some point, we may all need support from others. However, this can lead to a loss of positive control or autonomy in our lives. Person-Centered Practices help ensure the person remains the focus of these supports. We all want to retain our autonomy. We want a life of our choosing, lived out in a place of our choosing, surrounded by people of our choosing.
Person-Centered Practices are rooted in Person-Centered Thinking (PCT), which helps others to gain and keep a positive and correct response to the person. It promotes the all-important balance of what is Important TO and FOR the person.
And remember, person-centeredness is not just for those with IDD. It applies to anyone who, for any reason, has lost ownership or positive control over their lives. When supports are needed from others, person-centered approaches help ensure the person stays in control of their life as much as possible.
Changing how we think is essential to achieving Person-Centered Practices
If people are going to gain or regain positive control over their lives, then those supporting the person need to have a person-centered approach and mindset. This begins with how we think.
Person-Centered Thinking is the foundational mindset that enables those who support others to deliver services that are organized and consistent with Person Centered Practices.
Person-Centered Thinking Training is a live, virtual and interactive training that helps attendees reorient themselves to that mindset and achieve outcomes consistent with Person-Centered Practices. Our person-centered trainings can also be delivered onsite and in person.
Improving The Quality of Life
- Balancing personal choice with personal responsibility by establishing and maintaining things that are important to the person with things that are important for the person
- Being integrated into one’s community so that the person is known and respected for her or his contributions
- Being respectfully communicated with as a person, using language consistent with being a typical adult as opposed to using clinical or system language
- Receiving support that is consistent so that new staff and others know and respect the person’s values and choices, as well as how others can help the person
- Being matched with staff, housemates, or others so that life is more enjoyable
Meet Our Trainers
Our trainers and mentors are credentialed through The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (TLCPCP) and receive PCT Mentor supervised training 4-8 times per year to ensure consistency and best practice.
Patrick has over 15 years working in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He has extensive experience in case management, project oversight, and is a certified AAIDD Supports Intensity Scale Specialist. He is presently a Person-Centered Practices Mentor by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. He is currently a Client Services Representative and a Person Centered Thinking supervisor for IntellectAbility
Johnathon has nearly 20 years working in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. For many years he was the Vice President of Operations for a large Support Coordination agency in Georgia. Concurrently he worked as a Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) senior trainer with AAIDD, working in both the US and Canada. He is a certified Person-Centered Thinking Trainer by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. He has been with IntellectAbility since 2013 and is currently its Chief Operations Officer.
Stacey Ramirez has over 20+ years of advocacy experience in the disability community. In 2017 the Georgia governor signed into law, HB343, a bill she introduced to replace the harmful term “mental retardation” with the respectful term intellectual disabilities. Currently, she is a board member for the Georgia Learning Community, Georgia Association of People Supporting Employment First (GaAPSE), and DisAbility LINK (DLINK) – a Center for Independent Living and a credentialed Person-Centered Thinking trainer with IntellectAbility. Stacey is the State Director for The Arc Georgia, but most importantly, the mother of three young men – one of whom has autism.
Deb has over 20 years as a Registered Nurse working with vulnerable populations, including those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Aging. She is an Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse and a Registered Nurse Trainer for the state of Illinois. She has been a member of DDNA for 14 years and served as the president of Central IL DDNA for 10 years. She is currently the Clinical Services Manager for IntellectAbility.
David has nearly 16 years of experience working in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. He has worked both at the provider level and the state level as a training and project manager for GA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). David has experience in transition initiatives for those moving from institutional to community settings and also worked as a SIS interviewer for many years. He is a certified Person Centered Thinking Trainer by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. He is currently the Lead Southeast Service Rep for IntellectAbility.
Frequently Asked Questions
If offered live and onsite, this training takes 12-hours, spread over two days. If delivered via Zoom, this training takes 18-hours. These 18-hours can be broken up based on the client’s preferences or delivered over three, six-hour days.
Yes. The Learning Community Curriculum is consistent with CMS Person-Centered Standards.
Thinking is an essential pre-requisite to successful planning or facilitation. Without the right mindset, writing and implementing Person-Centered plans and practices will be ineffective no matter the planning product.
IntellectAbility provides all materials for this training, whether the training is offered onsite or virtual. For onsite trainings, clients are only responsible for finding an acceptable meeting space conducive to training. Clients may also wish to provide refreshments for attendees.
Yes. IntellectAbility offers ongoing support for all who have completed the onsite or virtual person-centered training.
Yes. IntellectAbility offers a certificate of completion with a unique identifier number and font though The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices. This record is also kept electronically.
Yes. The PCT Training works effectively to support all kinds of PCT planning resources such as: Facilitation Planning, Maps, Profiles, Life-Course and others.