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Person-Centered Thinking training is recommended for everyone involved in supporting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and others who use long-term services and supports. Participants will develop skills in person-centered thinking through a series of discussions, applied stories, and guided exercises.

This Person-Centered Thinking Training will be instructor-led and interactive. The course will be held over two days, September 23 and 24, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with lunch and refreshments provided. Participants must attend all 16 hours to receive a certificate of completion.


  • Describe the benefits of person-centered descriptions and one-page descriptions.
  • Practice person-centered thinking skills with a partner to create your person-centered description and one-page description.
  • Apply person-centered thinking practices to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Mental Health, Aging, Healthcare, and Intellectual/Developmental Disability professionals and others are interested in the practical application of person-centered thinking skills.

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required. Class size is limited. Registration will close 1 week before the event.


CERTIFICATE: To receive a certificate of attendance, participants must be present for the full 16 hours. Continuing Education Units will be offered.

CEU’s: Golden Gate Regional Center is now offering eligible residential providers CEUs for each hour of the Person-Centered Thinking Training.

You are eligible for the CEU if you provide residential services at

· Group Homes
· Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE), and/or
· Adult Residential Care Facilities (ARF).

Attendees who want to receive CEUs must attend the full training and must complete the post evaluation survey to receive CEUs and the certificate of completion; partial credit is not given. GGRC CEU license number 2000474.

If you have questions reach out to Julie@helensandersonassociates.com