857 Commercial St, Astoria, OR 97103
Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disability Program
Lori Thompson, M.S. Ed
This session will focus on the current trends in partnerships between Person Centered Planning and Diagnostics. The instructor asserts these terms are not mutually exclusive. Often individuals receive increased stigmatization and negatively referenced labels when the gap between these two issues is not bridged. The importance of day-to-day, person-to-person interactions is examined as the most important variable in quality of life issues.
Participants will navigate through the inception of Person Centered Planning for individuals with developmental disabilities and learn why there cannot be Person Centered Planning without Person Centered Thinking. Common diagnostic issues staff/caregivers confront will be discussed and addressed through “group think” activities and case studies. (AFC credit, certificates given at end of class).