Workshops of one to three days offered by our in house Person Centred Thinking trainers (from The Learning Community for Person Centred Practices

“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:

  • It is more likely that plans will be used and acted on, that the lives of people who use services will improve
  • You will have a number of ways to get plans started
  • Updating the plans will occur “naturally”, needing less effort and time

Every style of person centred planning is rooted in a person centred way of thinking. It is made up of a set of value-based skills that result in seeing the person differently and give us a way of acting on what is learned.  Training in person centred planning is training in a way of thinking as much as it is in a way of developing a plan.  In essential lifestyle planning we have identified basic skills and tools that help learners understand and embrace this way of thinking.”

Semiahmoo House offers one, two, and three-day training sessions in Person Centred Thinking.