A Guide To Using The Person Centered Description

By Bob Sattler & Michael Smull What follows is a guide to using a Person Centered Description (PCD). It is called a description rather than a plan because it lacks action planning. The PCD should be used to develop the actions and then the person centered description and actions together make up a person centered … Read moreA Guide To Using The Person Centered Description

essential lifestyle planning for everyone

Michael W. Smull and Helen Sanderson with Charlotte Sweeney, Louise Skelhorn, Amanda George, Mary Lou Bourne and Michael Steinbruck Welcome to the second edition of the facilitator’s handbook, a resource manual for those people who develop essential lifestyle plans. Since we first developed essential lifestyle planning in the late 1980s and early 1990s we have tried … Read moreessential lifestyle planning for everyone

When We Don’t Agree

When We Don’t Agree by Max Neill, Safiyyah Patel, Catherine Dobson Dealing with conflict therefore relies on learning to listen well to the person, and a commitment to create new attitudes and expectations based on new kinds of relationships. Person centred thinking and planning is a set of skills and techniques designed to help us listen well … Read moreWhen We Don’t Agree

Personalized Dementia Care

Person Centered Approach to providing Quality Care (more information here) CMS and the State of Minnesota requirements recognize the importance of educating staff on providing quality care for the folks that suffer from Dementia. By understanding some key facts about how a person with Dementia sees the world and some practical tools to ensure affective, … Read morePersonalized Dementia Care

Supporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community

by Michael W. Smull and Susan Burke Harrison This handbook presents the tools needed to develop better community capacity to support people with severe reputations. For conceptual convenience, it is divided into four components: How people receive their reputations; How to plan with the individual for community services; How to recruit and develop the supports needed to … Read moreSupporting People with Severe Reputations in the Community

Supported Decision Making A guide for supporters

by Kate Fulton, Kellie Woodley & Helen Sanderson This guide offers people best practice techniques and tools that may be useful when supporting others with their decision-making. This includes those people who make their own decisions and those who may lack the capacity to do so and where decisions are made in their best interest. … Read moreSupported Decision Making A guide for supporters

Habits for highly effective staff – using person-centered thinking in day-to-day work

by Helen Sanderson To really make a difference to someone’s life – and to ensure they have more choice and control – staff supporting them need to participate in an ongoing loop of listening, learning and action. This can be done through habitually using person-centered thinking tools. These are the foundation of change and they can … Read moreHabits for highly effective staff – using person-centered thinking in day-to-day work

Using person-centered practices within organisations and teams

by Helen Sanderson, Mary Beth Lepkowsky with Michelle Livesley and Ruth Gorman Shifting the way we think about people supported by the organisation and people employed by the organisation can be accomplished through using person-centred thinking practices, to create a person-centred culture. At their heart, person-centred thinking tools are simply a different way to have … Read moreUsing person-centered practices within organisations and teams