For people being supported by services, it is not person centred planning that matters as much as the pervasive presence of person centred thinking. If people who use services are to have positive control over their lives, if they are to have self directed lives within their own communities then those who are around the person, especially those who do the day to day work need to have person centred thinking skills. Only a small percentage of people need to know how to write good person centred plans, but everyone involved needs to have good skills in person centred thinking, in the value based skills that underlie the planning.
There are a number of reasons for this. Teaching and supporting the use of person centred thinking skills will mean that:
What does the programme cover?
The potential trainer will be required to be a participant in the 2 day person centred thinking training in order to gain an understanding of what the course covers. The potential trainer will then spend a day with the mentor trainer for preparation, evaluation and support for on going learning. The potential trainer would then cofacilitate a 2 day person centred thinking course within their organisation with the mentor trainer.
They will then lead a third 2 day course whilst being observed by the mentor trainer. The mentor trainer will provide detailed feedback notes and highlight any areas for further development.
The programme covers a number of the skills with opportunities to practice them and think about how to apply them in your work.
People who are interested in becoming person centred thinking trainers.
Using person centred thinking tools and being able to:
UK costs £4900 (£700 per day) excluding VAT, materials and expenses. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For more information regarding delivery and costs for this course internationally, please contact:
In the USA contact email@example.com
In Canada contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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UK - The materials required per participant will be the Person Centred Thinking Minibook available from HSAPress priced at £6.50 per participant.
We can train between 18-20 people on each set of training and up to 2 potential trainers.