About Person-Centered Practices Training

The Institute offers training and materials developed specifically for educators, executive managers and organizational decision-makers, direct support professionals, social workers, individuals with disabilities, and family members supporting a loved one with a disability. 

The Institute is a part of a worldwide training network, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices.

The Institute on Person Centered Practices offers a variety of training opportunities including Person-Centered Thinking TrainingPerson-Centered Plan Facilitation, and professional certification to train others in Person-Centered Practices. 

CEU's are available for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Social Workers (SW), and Texas Educators (TEA). For more information about continuing education units, please email

Person-Centered Thinking Training (PCT)(click here for more information)
Plan Facilitation Training (PF) 
(click here for more information)

Additional Training Opportunities:

  • Developing a Person-Centered One Page Description
  • Plan Facilitation: Outcome Oriented Person-Centered Action Planning
  • People Planning Together: Facilitated by people with Developmental Disabilities
  • Person-Centered Practices and Organization Change
  • Mentor Support Services for Person-Centered Thinking Trainer Candidates

Customized Training Opportunities:

  • Person-Centered Application for Adult Protection Service Case Managers
  • Person-Centered Application for Managed Care Organizations
  • Person-Centered Application for Home Health and Hospice Organizations
  • Person-Centered Application for Families
  • Person-Centered Application for Service Coordinators
  • Person-Centered Application for State Agency on Disability Professionals
  • Person-Centered Application for Educators
  • Person-Centered Application for Direct Support Professionals

Become a Certified Person-Centered Thinking Trainer

The certification process requires a considerable investments of both time and finances.  Please review the certification requirements carefully along with the fee structure. Those interested in pursuing certification, please complete a PCT Trainer Certification Application and mail with your application fee to:

Institute for Person-Centered Practices
attn: Jeff Garrison-Tate
Center on Disability Studies
10100 Burnet Road, Building 137, Suite 1.154. L4000
Austin, Texas 78758
-or- Email to

If your application is accepted, you will be contacted by a Mentor Trainer from the Institute on Person Centered Practices to discuss the next steps in the process.

Want to attend an upcoming Person-Centered Thinking training?

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Better Lives, 

Not Just Better Plans

Better Lives, Not Just Better Plans...


Registration Fees

  Registration fee includes course materials.

Families and self advocates please contact Aimee Day at aday@tamu.edu to register for either class. 

Professionals who support people with disabilities:

PCT Class: $150
PF Class: $200

Click here to Register and ​Pay Online!

     A discounted rate is available if                registering for both classes.