Person Centered Recovery Planning Implementation

Person Centered Planning has been described as “a collaborative process resulting in a recovery oriented [care] plan; is directed by consumers and produced in partnership with care providers and natural supporters for treatment and recovery; supports consumer preferences and a recovery orientation” (Adams & Grieder, 2005). Texas DSHS Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division is committed to an evolution to this practice as a key strategy toward achieving their vision of “hope, resilience and recovery for all.” Interest in person centered planning emerged from the 2011 Recovery-Focused Learning Community sites and other work groups that were examining treatment planning throughout the state. In winter of FY2012, the Recovery Institute launched a pilot phase of Person Centered Recovery Planning implementation at two provider organizations and added two more organizations in fall of FY2013. Via Hope will continue to work with these organizations in FY2014 and open the project to additional organizations in FY2015.

The PCRP implementation pilot project works with a team within DSHS to address issues as they arise in policy, quality management, and other areas. The shift to a Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) process requires essential, fundamental shifts in system, culture and practice transformation and is mutually reinforcing with other changes in the field, such as the ANSA and CANS, Illness Management and Recovery, and required outcomes related to such factors as reduced hospital readmissions. Widespread adoption of person centered recovery planning will be a multi-year effort, requiring an ongoing commitment of DSHS to this approach.

Dr. Janis Tondora, faculty with the Yale Program on Recovery and Community Health, and Diane Grieder, author of Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care, have been engaged as consultants on the PCRP implementation project and work in partnership with Via Hope and Texas Department of State Health Services staff to design and implement the initiative.

To learn more about the Person-Centered Recovery Planning Pilot, you may contact Via Hope staff by clicking here. You can also view the online forum on PCRP here and related resources here.