Person Centered Recovery Planning
Person-centered care has been recognized as a promising tool for transforming the current behavioral health system and restoring certain elementary freedoms to individuals receiving services and their loved ones (Institute of Medicine, 2001).
The Person Centered Recovery Planning program has existed since 2012 to promote implementation of this set of practices at a variety of provider organizations across the state. Support is typically offered through learning community programs, supporting multiple teams from a variety of organizations for a year or longer. Stand-alone workshops are also regularly offered in Austin. To inquire about the next public workshop and register, contact Centralized Training. To inquire about hosting a workshop at your organization, contact the PCRP Coordinator.
Person Centered: Reimagining Planning and Partnership in Recovery
In this roll-up-your-sleeves workshop on PCRP, participants work with the fundamentals of the practice. Through mutual discovery and action, participants identify practical solutions to common challenges when adopting a person-centered approach. On the first day, we dive immediately into the planning process, documentation, and the role of a person-centered provider. On day two, participants explore some of the more nuanced elements of planning and examine specific opportunities to apply learning to their work at their home agencies. 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.
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.
Via Hope provides consultation to organizations implementing person-centered practices. This implementation support helps organizations advance person-centered practices in assessment, planning, and service delivery. Behavioral health provider organizations (community-based agencies and hospitals) may request site-specific training and implementation support. Via Hope works closely with organizational teams to assess their progress with implementation, including current challenges, and develop a plan to further person-centered practices that reflects the specific needs and priorities of that agency.
We use the following approaches:
- Surveys and focus groups
- Collaboration with Quality Management staff to develop tools and practices to review and provide feedback on person-centered care plans
- On-site skills training for staff
- Clinical consultation specific to individual service recipients
- Access to training resources and materials
- Training and coaching for agency-based trainers
- Technical assistance for electronic health record changes
- Supervisor/coach training and consultation
To express interest in PCRP support for your agency, please complete this brief online form.
2018-2019 PCRP Learning Community for Trainers
For the 2018-2019 Person Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) program, Via Hope offered a learning community focused on capacity building for site-based PCRP training. The learning community was comprised of teams of individuals from organizations that provide PCRP training, using curriculum developed by Via Hope. The program was designed to support trainers as they elevate their knowledge of the practice of PCRP and their skills as trainers and facilitators. This program ran through February of 2019.
For details on the pilot program in 2012, see the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health evaluation report.
Have questions? Contact the PCRP Coordinator.