- Small group work
- Student presentations
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- The premise of PCP is rooted in the principles of rights, independence, choice and inclusion.
- As with any planning tool, there are strengths, weaknesses/obstacles, and barriers associated with its implementation and use.
- Understand that PCP involves a team/community approach and individuals may assume various roles and responsibilities.
- Develop an understanding of the skills and attributes necessary in PCP.
- Developing a self-awareness of the impact they have in planning and working with a person’s network including the power and relationship dynamic involved in PCP.
- Clarify roles and responsibility in relation to organization mandate and priorities.
- Planning as it relates to key transitional life milestones.
- Accountability as a concept that impacts on several levels including macro, mezzo and micro.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and assess the similarities and differences in the development of person-centred approaches, person-centred services and person-centred planning.
- Explore the foundation of Person-Centred planning through Person-Centred thinking.
- Examine the components that determine the success or achievement of Person-Centred planning in relation to quality of life.
- Explore what Person-Centred planning is and what it is not.
- Describe and assess the similarities and differences in the development of Person-Centred approaches, Person-Centred services and Person-Centred planning.
- Explain the development and cultural differences of PCP approaches.
- Describe and evaluate a range of PCP methods and approaches
- Identify formal and informal approaches for identifying an individual’s interests, preferences and needs.
- Examine the skills and abilities required of a practitioner to ensure the emotional and sensitive components extracted through PCP are respected.
- Describe how teams and groups work to facilitate PCP.
- Describe how teams and groups work to support effective PCP
- Describe the skills and abilities essential to PCP including process and graphic facilitation.
- Review formal processes required of agencies and services to ensure safeguards are put in place.
- Describe and explain accountability as it relates to PCP, formal processes and safeguards.
- Describe and explain accountability measures at a micro, mezzo and macro level.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Case study
- Group presentation
- Self and peer assessments
- Research paper
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
O’Brien, J., Lyle O’Brien, C. (2002). Implementing Person-Centered Planning – Voice of Experience.
Inclusion Press. (vol 2)
(ISBN 1-895418-50-X) or similar text