Help people across disabilities to organize their long-term services and supports and live well in the community

Person-centered counseling professionals play a vital role in assisting older adults, people with disabilities and their families in finding the right support. Person-centered counseling is different. It focuses on what is most important to and for the people you are assisting.  

With this training, support professionals learn how to improve the quality of someone’s life by identifying their wants and needs and incorporating them into their routine. 

PCC is developed in collaboration with University of Minnesota’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco. 

My colleagues and I sometimes struggle to find a balance that helps people solve their immediate problems and achieve longer-term goals while fostering their independence and respecting their right to take risks…but the practical tools in the PCC curriculum have shown me that finding this balance is a skill that can be taught and practiced. I can’t wait to make it a regular part of training all incoming staff!
– Nassira Nicola, Director of Community Integration, Boston Center for Independent Living  

This training provides foundational knowledge with real-world applications to ensure that person-centered counseling professionals provide the best possible support. 

Curriculum Courses

Discover the benefits of supporting your counseling professionals through the PCC curriculum that covers the cultural, personal, and professional aspects of person-centered counseling:

  • An Introduction to the No Wrong Door Systems 
  • Person-Centered Access to Long Term Services and Supports 
  • Person-Centered Planning and Implementation
  • Person-Centered Thinking and Practice 
  • Protection and Advocacy 
  • Supporting Caregiving Family Members 
  • Who We Serve 

Get more details on each course in our catalog.

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