Person Centered Recovery Planning: A Taster

Person Centered Recovery Planning: A Taster 



How do the principles of Person Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) play out in our everyday decision-making? In this FREE 90-min session, participants will work in small groups to explore a scenario that challenges us to put person-centered values into action. This session is geared toward anyone working in behavioral health care and provides a sample of the 2-day PCRP workshop. 


Purpose and Audience

This workshop is designed for participants that work in a variety of roles within their organizations.  It will benefit individual participants as they explore the application of the practice, rather than prepare them for full organizational implementation. This session is not a prerequisite for other PCRP workshops but is complementary to all other PCRP offerings and provides a sampling of our 2-day workshop. 


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Describe the fundamental principles of Person Centered Recovery Planning.
  • Apply person centered principles to a real life scenario or challenge.
  • Identify at least 1 action to take following this training that furthers person-centered practices at their organization.  


Workshop Leaders

Amanda Bowman, LCSW, Recovery Institute ManagerAmanda Bowman
LCSW, Recovery Institute Manager

Amanda is a social worker using her clinical field experience and her lived experience with mental health challenges to promote person-centered practices in behavioral health care. Coming from direct social work practice and administrative leadership within the public MH system, she joined Via Hope in 2014, where she now serves as Recovery Institute Manager. In this role, she oversees the development and delivery of organizational change programs, which include statewide initiatives to support the implementation of person-centered planning, peer support services, and trauma-responsive work environments. With a passion for participatory learning methods, Amanda routinely facilitates collaborative learning events both within and outside of Via Hope programs. She has called Austin home since 2000 when she moved from Louisiana to obtain a Master’s degree at UT. Outside of work, you may find Amanda with her family hiking the Barton Creek Greenbelt or enjoying live music.

Betsy Bunt, Person Centered Recovery Planning Program CoordinatorBetsy Bunt
LMSW,  Recovery Institute Trainer and Coordinator

Betsy received her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Her social work experience prior to Via Hope has included inpatient mental health, hospital social work, community mental health, outpatient counseling, and eating disorder specific therapy. In April of 2014, Betsy moved from Pennsylvania to Austin and has been enjoying the warmer and sunnier weather since then. She joined the Via Hope team in June of 2016. Outside of work, Betsy is also a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor and enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her cat.


Register for the following dates:

CANCELLED! November 2, 2020: 1:00-2:30 pm CST

November 5, 2020: 1:00-2:30 pm CST