Valley Mountain Regional Center

Person Centered Thinking

Person-Centered Thinking and Planning (PCT/P)

2022 Training Plan

Putting Together Great Ideas for Creating Person Centered Plans (August/September Trainings 2022 in English)

putting the pieces together

Join Valley Mountain Regional Center for an exciting and interactive Person Centered Thinking Training. Trainings are held via Zoom, and all sessions are held from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, August 24, 26, 31, and September 2, 8, 9 for Consumers, Families and Vendors.

This training is Mandatory for all new staff. Attendance at all days for the training is required.
12 CEU Units offered for training completion.
20 people per monthly training.

To Register Contact Angelique Shear or 209-955-3294.


Home and Community Based Services Vendor Remediation Support – September 14, 2022 Request for Proposal (RFP)

Person Centered Practices Self-Advocacy Support (Co-hort) (Individual or Agency) – September 14, 2022 Request for Proposal (RFP)

Person Centered Practices Trainer (Individual or Agency) – September 14, 2022 Request for Proposal (RFP)


Think Purpose First

To help people have better lives, not just better paper. To help people have better lives we should be able to answer these 6 questions

  • What do people like, admire, or appreciate about the person?
  • What is important to the person?
  • What do others need to know or do if people are to have both what is important to and important for addressed and in balance?
  • What outcomes will help the person move toward a desired life with a balance between important to and important for?
  • What goals will help the person achieve these outcomes?

Three important outcomes from this approach

Person Centered Thinking underlies and guides respectful listening which leads to actions to ensure people (1) have positive control over the life they desire and find satisfying, (2) are recognized and valued for the contributions (current and potential) to their communities, (3) and are supported in a web of relationships, both natural and paid within their communities.

Person Centered skills reflect and reinforce values that…

  • Propel the learning cycle
  • Help us support rather than fix
  • Work for Humans
  • Work at every level of the organization

    Build the culture of learning, partnership, and accountability

    Affirm our belief that everyone can learn

Eight Person Centered Tools