Person-Centered Planning Made Easy: The PICTURE Method

Authors: Steve Holburn Ph.D., Anne Gordon, Peter M. Vietze Ph.D.

Format: Paperback, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781557668530
Price: $26.95

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Improve peoples quality of life through

  • Planning for
  • Inclusive
  • Communities
  • Together
  • Using
  • Reinforcement and
  • Evaluation

For person-centered planning to succeed, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities need to live, work, and learn in their own communities. Professionals can make that happen with this book, a complete step-by-step guide to the easiest, most practical person-centered planning method available. Bringing professional services and interventions out of institutions and into natural environments, the research-supported PICTURE method

  • Promotes individual choice. Professionals will get to know peoples specific goals and interests, support them in developing pictures of their desired future, and design a solid plan thatll help them get there.
  • Gets people out in the real world. PICTURE helps professionals support peoples goals in community settings, where they can form meaningful friendships and develop knowledge and skills that lead to more autonomy and life enjoyment.
  • Makes evaluation part of intervention. Continuous evaluation during the PICTURE processusing the objective, easy-to-use measurements included in the bookkeeps professionals consistently informed about what is and isnt working.
  • Is ready to use. With PICTURE, theres no need to undergo additional training or purchase extra materialseverythings already included in this single volume.
  • Welcomes the involvement of others. PICTURE helps professionals embrace the support of the persons family and friends and encourage community members to participate in inclusion.

To make the PICTURE method easy to implement, this manual includes all the practical tools professionals need: a helpful troubleshooting guide and evaluation exercises, as well as worksheets on assessing quality of life, ensuring good teamwork, and overcoming barriers to person-centered planning. A must for every member of the person-centered planning team, this guidebook is key to helping people with disabilities picture—and achieve—lives that are more fulfilling, independent, and consistent with their goals and dreams.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Foreword - Robert Horner


I. About Person-Centered Planning and Picture
  • A Brief History of Person-Centered Planning: What is Person-Centered Planning and Where Did it Come From?
  • Goals of Person-Centered Planning
  • A Snapshot of the Person-Centered Planning Process
  • Bureaucratic Systems and Person-Centered Planning
  • A Comment About Language
  • Comparison of Clinical Problem Solving and Person-Centered Planning
  • How is the PICTURE Method Different?
  • Role of the Professional in PICTURE
  • When I Move into the Community, Who Will Be My Doctor?
  • A New Lifestyle Requires New Learning
  • Fostering Friendships
  • Role of Applied Behavior Analysis and Reinforcement
  • Building on Past Practices and Accomplishments
  • Assessing the Process and Outcomes
  • Eleven Principles of PICTURE
  • PICTURE Principles Checklist
II. A Step-By-Step Guide To Picture
  • Before You Begin: Keys to Success
  • Organizational Support
  • Qualities of a Powerful Team
  • An Effective Facilitator
  • Using Wall Charts
  • Consensus Building
  • FidelityWalking the Walk
  • Shifting Control to the Person
  • More Decisions = More Responsibility
  • What Does The Person Really Want?
  • Be Respectful
  • Take Periodic Quality Checks
  • Conducting the Meetings: A Step-by-Step Guide
  • Step 1: Get to Know the Person
  • Step 2: Develop Pictures of the Present and Future
  • Step 3: Plan a Better Future
  • Step 4: Implement the Plan
III. Using Evaluation to Improve the Picture
  • Evaluating the Person, Team, and Organization
  • The Persons Experiences
  • Person-Centered Planning Team Process
  • Organizational Support
  • Exercises for the Planning Team
  • Planning Team Exercise 1: Taking a Look at Overall Quality of Lie
  • Planning Team Exercise 2: Increasing Community Participation
  • Planning Team Exercise 3: Keeping the Focus on the Person
  • Planning Team Exercise 4: Conducting a Person-Centered Planning Meeting
  • Planning Team Exercise 5: How Person-Centered Is Our Planning Team?
  • Planning Team Exercise 6: What Is Our Team Working Toward?
  • Exercises for the Management Team
  • Management Exercise 1: Creating a More Person-Centered Climate in Your Agency
  • Management Exercise 2: Removing Organizational Barriers to Person-Centered Outcomes
  • Management Exercise 3: Organizational Processes that Facilitate Quality of Life
  • Management Exercise 4: Increasing Organizational Capacity for Person-Centered Outcomes
IV. Tools To Use With Picture: A Troubleshooters Guide, Questionnaires, and Worksheet
  • A Troubleshooters Guide: Issues of Principle
  • A Troubleshooters Guide: Organizational Issues
  • Person-Centered Planning Quality-of-Life Indicators
  • Community Activities Checklist
  • Decision-Making and Satisfaction Interview
  • Instructions and Assessment Criteria for Assessment of Person Centered Planning Facilitation Integrity
  • Assessment of Person-Centered Planning Facilitation Integrity
  • Instructions and Assessment Criteria for Assessment of Person Centered Planning Team Integrity
  • Assessment of Person-Centered Planning Team Integrity
  • Eleven Principles of PICTURE: What Is Our Team Working Toward?
  • Person-Centered Organizational Climate Survey
  • Barriers to Plan Implementation Form
  • The Relationship Between the Organization and Quality-of-Life Outcomes: Organizational Processes that Facilitate Quality of Life
  • Person-Centered Organizational Capacity Indicators: Increasing Organizational Capacity for Person-Centered Outcomes
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