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Office of Mental Health

Person Centered Planning
Practice and Resources

A handbook for Rehabilitation and Recovery

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Developed by: Diane Grieder, Masters in Education (M.Ed.)
Janis Tondora, Psy.D
Valerie Way, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered (LCSW, R)

... In collaboration with
NYS Office of Mental Health PROS Staff:

David Bucciferro
Jill Dorsi, LCSW-R
Nancy Koltko, LCSW-R
Liam McNabb
Daniela Puorto, M.Ed.

June 2012


Person Centered Planning: Practice and Resources has been developed as a comprehensive tool for implementing person centered recovery planning in Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS).  The handbook can be accessed and downloaded from the OMH website in its entirety or in individual sections.  Chapters, exercises, and resources can be duplicated and distributed as hand-outs and resources as part of training for PROS practitioners and participants.

Person Centered Planning: Practice and Resources is organized into five chapters which each discuss an aspect of integrating person centered recovery philosophy into PROS Services and practices.  Exercises are provided at the end of each chapter so that individuals can explore and discuss the chapter material in greater depth.

In addition to the chapters, additional resources have been provided. These include a list of web-based resources, hand-outs for training purposes, and a bibliography. 


Chapter 1: Person-Centered Planning and PROS PDF Document (241kb)
Chapter 1: Exercises PDF Document (49kb)
Chapter 2: The Planning Process: Initial Steps to Creating the Individualized Recovery Plan (IRP) PDF Document (129kb)
Chapter 2: Exercises PDF Document (49kb)
Chapter 3: The Role of the Interpretative Summary in Formulating an Integrated Understanding of the Person PDF Document (178kb)
Chapter 3: Exercises PDF Document (67kb)
Chapter 4: Crafting the IRP: Objectives, Services, Supports and Interventions PDF Document (131kb)
Chapter 4: Exercises PDF Document (88kb)
Chapter 5: The Product: Evaluating Progress and Outcomes PDF Document (101kb)
Chapter 5: Exercises PDF Document (46kb)


Answer Key for Appendix I Exercises PDF Document (182kb)

Appendix II

Web Based Person-Centered Planning (PCP) List PDF Document (35kb)
PCP Recovery Pyramid PDF Document (146kb)
Stage of Change Jan 2013 PDF Document (58kb)
PROS Service Stage of Change PDF Document (39kb)
Sample PROS IRP PDF Document (87kb)
Quick Guide to Developing Goals PDF Document (180kb)
11-14 Chart Review Sub Scale PDF Document (48kb)
11-14 Person In Recovery (PIR) Sub Scale PDF Document (39kb)


References PDF Document (61kb)

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Rehabilitation Services Unit.