RE-Visiting Foundations of Person-Centered Work [PDF]

Transformation; Person-Centered Practices; Resilience; Recovery

Re-visiting the Foundations of Person-Centered Work

John O’Brien

Nov. 2010

“Are we there yet?”
If we believe that our current system can deliver on this goal with small changes & more resources, person-centered work will be straightforward & routine.
If we believe we have to transform our relationships, our practices, & our structures, person-centered work becomes more challenging, more creative, & more interesting.

Person-centered work is medium for social innovation when it becomes a space for mindful action that continues to deepen our appreciation of the persons-in- relationship disclosed in our changing relationships & practices.