Person Centered: Reimagining Planning and Partnership in Recovery

Person Centered: Reimagining Planning and Partnership in Recovery


In this two-day “roll up your sleeves” workshop, participants will learn the fundamentals of this evidence based practice – including the importance of hope, autonomy, and supporting the dignity of risk. Participants can expect small group discussions with professionals from around the country, scenario-based application of concepts, and practice plan writing. This session is geared toward anyone working in behavioral health care. While the workshop is rich in content, attendees should expect a highly participatory and experiential approach to learning.

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 practice, rather than prepare them for full organizational implementation. Trainers are welcome, but the workshop is not designed as a training for trainers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles of a practitioner and a person receiving services in a person-centered planning process.
  • Distinguish between different types of plans in recovery-oriented behavioral healthcare (e.g. Person-Centered Plan, WRAP).
  • List the core components of a person-centered plan and the basic function each component serves.
  • Identify at least 2 actions to use person-centered practices within their roles at the organization where they work.

Continuing Education Credit:

11 Total CEU’s to peer professionals (e.g. MHPS, RSPS, PRS), and clinical professionals (e.g. Social Worker, LMFT, LPC)

Workshop Leaders

Amy Pierce
MHPS, PSS, ALF – Peer Services Implementation Field Liaison

Amy has been working in the Peer Movement in the State of Texas for almost two decades. She most recently was the C.E.O of Resiliency Unleashed an international training and consulting company focusing on the development and implementation of peer services. She has extensive experience in the peer support sector. She previously started the first peer support program in the state hospitals in Texas, was a peer support worker in a community mental health agency and was also the Program Coordinator for a transitional peer residential housing project funded through the 1115 waiver program. Amy is a peer, and family member, with both mental health and addictions experience. She is a certified peer specialist facilitator, Advanced Level Wrap facilitator, ASIST trainer, WHAM facilitator. Amy was previously Chair of the PAIMI Council in Texas and on the US National Disability Rights Board. Amy is a lover of life and all that is possible for human beings.

Besty 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.



Registration is currently closed. Please contact Amanda Bowman for more information.

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