Person-Centered Recovery Planning Learning Collaborative (PRCP)

September 18, 2019

About the Learning Collaborative 

The Person-Centered Recovery Planning (PCRP) Learning Collaborative ran from December 2019 until April of 2021, with five behavioral health organizations representing the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, selected through a formal application process. Each agency convened a change team to attend a series of knowledge-dissemination webinars, a two-day in-person training, individual agency and small group technical assistance sessions, and whole group learning and discussion sessions over the course of the learning collaborative.

Agencies were encouraged to involve between 4-6 individuals in their change team representing the following types of roles: clinical supervisor/team lead, direct support practitioner, quality monitoring representative, person in recovery, peer supporter, rehabilitation specialist, cultural competence representative, agency executive leadership, and any project-specific personnel. Agencies entered and left the learning collaborative with varying degrees of change in their use of PCRP practices.


Read more about the outcomes and lessons learned during the PCRP Learning Collaborative here.


What is Person-Centered Recovery Planning Implementation?

The learning collaborative is designed to promote mental health system transformation by helping organizations develop practices that support and expect recovery, and by promoting the voices of people with lived experience, youth, and family members. We will offer interactive training and individualized technical assistance (TA) to support the implementation of PCRP practices.



High-quality training, individualized site consultation, supportive feedback, and access to subject matter experts will be provided to help your agency to:

  • Understand the importance of the values of person-centered practices 
  • Develop skills and knowledge of PCRP training content, including both the process and documentation of PCRP
  • Effectively supervise staff within their organization on PCRP (particularly for those agencies that continue on to an anticipated Phase II PCRP Learning Collaborative)
  • Redesign workflows to support PCRP, including support around the design of Electronic Health Records and recovery planning templates
  • Promote the role of peer support in care planning
  • Benefit from a multi-organization community of professional colleagues dedicated to the implementation of PCRP
  • Maximize the use of PCRP tools and resources made available to program participants,
  • Provide a valuable professional development opportunity for staff (at least 20 hours CEUs offered for learning collaborative participants).



Who facilitated the PCRP Learning Collaborative?

Janis Tondora, Psy.D. - Director of Systems Transformation, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health 

Dr. Tondora’s professional interests focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of services that promote self-determination, recovery, and community inclusion among individuals living with behavioral health conditions. She has provided training and consultation to over two dozen states and numerous international collaborators seeking to develop person-centered planning models and programs.


Dan Wartenberg, Psy.D., M.P.H.  - Chief Clinical Officer, Newport Mental Health 

Dr. Wartenberg has more than 30 years of experience designing and implementing innovative behavioral health services in a variety of settings. His passion lies in operationalizing the principles of recovery and person-centered care to create living, breathing programs that help individuals attain their life goals. He conceptualized and led the transformation of a traditional CMHC to a recovery-oriented system of care and created a person-centered planning template implemented throughout the state of Connecticut.




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