Person Centered Care Services

Person Centered
Care Services


Discover trainings and workshops for your professional development and earn Continuing Education Units (CEU) as you learn and increase your skills.

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Motivational interviewing is a non-judgmental and non-confrontational therapeutic approach. The main goals of M.I. are to engage clients, elicit change talk, and evoke motivation to make positive changes from the person. This training will introduce skills and strategies that one can implement in conversations with others.


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Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychosocial intervention that is the most widely used evidence based practice for improving mental health. It focuses on changing one’s thoughts and behaviors. Through this training, one can learn how to apply cognitive behavioral techniques to day-to-day living when working with people with developmental disabilities.


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Dialectical behavior therapy is designed to help people change patterns of behavior that are not helpful and increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states. This type of therapy employs mindfulness- a technique that emphasizes the importance of living in the present moment. This training will introduce one to coping skills and mindfulness techniques they can use on their own or with others.


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A dual-approach to applying cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing techniques and strategies. This training has a focus on utilizing learned interventions with the developmental disabilities community, highlighting the core components of each that complement one another. It further introduces a multilayered system of challenging and changing maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, and modifying skills to individualize treatment.

2 CEU hours

PCCS has been approved as an authorized Continuing Education Provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc and Affiliates (ACEP No. 6935). 


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The Disability Ally Initiative is an interactive training that empowers, educates, and encourages people in the community to become active allies to people with disabilities. The training promotes diversity, acceptance, allyship, and advocacy for people with disabilities. As an organization, we believe a community is at its best when people with all sorts of differences can work, play, and develop meaningful relationships with one another. The Disability Ally Initiative training is making this possible by promoting awareness and allyship in businesses, agencies, schools and other entities throughout the community to better support and create opportunities for people with disabilities. Social change begins when everyone comes together for a common cause and by becoming an active disability ally, you take a meaningful step toward a more inclusive community.

Note: The Disability Ally Initiative is currently sponsored by the Richmond County Savings Foundation and Staten Island Performing Provider Systems. We are always looking for donation and grant opportunities to continue to support the work being done.


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To better support parents, families, advocates and friends of people receiving services, Information Sessions are provided to the general public to offer resources and relevant information to further educate people on how to support the needs specific to loved ones. Below are three sessions we provide following different themes.

Socialization & Recreation: Provides you and/or family member(s) with information about community-based resources available to people with disabilities.

Schooling & IEP: Provides information on schools as well as the programs they offer. The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is thoroughly covered during this session to provide better information to families such as the rights of parents/guardians, etc.

Play Therapy: Introduces to families new innovative ways of thinking about how ‘play’ can be a medium for understanding a loved one’s wants and needs.

Self-Direction 101: Introduces the Self-Direction service to families and breaks down its many components. Self-direction gives families the flexibility to choose the mix of supports and services that are right for them, the staff and organizations that provide them, and a schedule that works best for them.

Transitioning to Adulthood: Provides information about life after school, social security, and adult services and supports available to your family.


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Youth Mental Health First Aid® is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder or a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 – teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens.

Note: Mental Health First Aid® does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.


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Adult Mental Health First Aid is the help offered to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate treatment and support are received or until the crisis resolves. A person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Learn how to help a friend, family member, coworker or neighbor in need. Get trained in Mental Health First Aid.

Note: Mental Health First Aid® does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.


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