Challenges to the Systematic Adoption of Person-Centered Planning




Wolf-Branigin, Michael
LeRoy, Barbara
Wolf-Branigin, Karen
Israel, Nathaniel
Kulik, Noel

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Previous reviews of person-centered planning indicate a need for more comprehensive training to promote skill generalization. A three-phase training intervention was implemented with 22 planning teams for people with a disability in the Detroit metropolitan area. Independent observers rated team meetings posttraining on consumer orientation regarding three components of person-centered planning: meeting structure, interpersonal skills, and planning strategies. Analyses of ratings indicated that structural skills were significantly more readily incorporated than either interpersonal or strategic skills. Exploratory analyses indicated that the number of family members, friends, and advocates at the planning meetings was positively correlated with planning strategies, while living arrangements were negatively correlated with planning strategies. Implications for the acquisition and generalization of more complex planning skills are discussed.


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Person-centered, Consumer-directed, Complexity, Feedback, Personal futures