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Person Centered Practices

Balancing provider and client perspectives


Person Centered Practices is a way of working with someone that creates a partnership resulting in a plan for wellness that is meaningful to the person receiving services, but also considers the clinical and ethical expertise of the provider. Providing this kind of care means being aware of how power imbalances can negatively impact people receiving support. In mental and chemical health especially, the role of stigma and stereotypes can be a major barrier to receiving help. This class offers specific strategies and language that help foster a collaborative approach to treatment planning and consider multiple elements in a person’s health, including physical, mental, chemical, and many others.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate current attitudes and approaches to mental health care

  • Observe the effects of power imbalance in case studies

  • Recognize the need for a whole person approach to health and wellness

  • Cite specific examples of person centered practices

  • Discern the difference between “Important To” and “Important For”

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
     LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.ADC.019)
     LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.028)

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