Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

The "Independent Facilitation for Person-Centered Planning Process" provides guidelines for independent facilitation and is recommended for people who have completed "Person-Centered Planning Process with Children, Adults, and Families". 

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (2.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Defining Independent Facilitation

This course has been designed as an accompanying course for the participants of the "Person-Centered Planning Process with Children, Adults, and Families" course. In this course, participants will be provided with the working knowledge to stand as an effective independent facilitator. 

The Person-Centered Planning Process

Participants of this course will be re-introduced to Person-Centered Planning methodology as it related to independent facilitation. This includes ensuring that the participants have the knowledge to adhere to the planning and treatment processes outlined in this methodology. 

Self-Determination and the Culture of Gentleness

Two major topics fall within the Person-Centered Planning methodology. This course provides additional information and discussion regarding Self-Determination and the Culture of Gentleness. These two topics are integral to the Person-Centered Planning process, and participants of this course will leave the course with an in-depth understanding of how these two topics support the methodology. 

Your Role as an Independent Facilitator

In the final section of this course, course participants will gather additional knowledge about their specific role as an independent facilitator. This includes information on how independent facilitators become certified in the State of Michigan. 

Additional Considerations

The Person-Centered Planning process develops individual treatment plans with clients.

Independent facilitation of the person-centered planning process is one option available to assist with planning to all clients in the public behavioral health system.

Course Objectives

  • Provides training and information for independent facilitators.
  • Provides information on the Person-Centered Planning process.
  • Shares concepts of recovery, self-determination, and the Culture of Gentleness.
  • Builds an individual plan of service.
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of certified, Independent Facilitators.

What People Are Saying

The course gave me a better understanding of the difficulties consumers endure concerning the stigma and prejudice of dealing with a mental illness.

- Rick L.