Person Centred Thinking and Planning Essay

3151 Words Aug 30th, 2013 13 Pages
Support Person-Centred Thinking and Planning

Person centred theory came from Carl Rogers who believed in being warm, genuine and understanding make a difference in clients’ condition and its improvement. Believes and values are very important in person centred thinking and planning. Carl Rogers identified three main core conditions that have a significant influence when supporting vulnerable people, which are an unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence. However, later on he expands his list to a six core conditions in total.
“1. Two persons are in Psychological contact.

2. The first, whom we shall term the client, is in a state of incongruence, being vulnerable or anxious.

3. The second person, whom
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These principles talk about aspirations and approaches. The main aspirations that people want to achieve are reducing disadvantage, increasing social, civic and economic participation and developing a greater voice, combined with a greater responsibility. Approaches that should help people to get their focus on building strengths of each individual and a community as a whole; developing tailored services as well as building partnerships with key stakeholders; giving a priority to early interventions and preventions; using evidence and integrated data to inform policy and so on.

Michael Smull is one of very influential and supportive people who has done an amazing job working with disabled people for the past 40 years and covered nearly all aspects of developing community services. He has worked in 47 states and six countries by helping changing structures in order to support self-determination and he managed to help lots of people leave institutions in the US and the UK. He has worked with universities, and currently focusing on helping organisations and systems make the needed changes in skills, practices and polities that would help individuals become more independent and self-directing in their lives. He also developed an Essential Lifestyle Planning along with Susan Burke-Harrison, which is very detailed and was mainly developed for people with complex support need. It usually has a health action plan as well as a

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