• Person-Centered Care


Person-Centered Care

JUNE 21, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:15pm

Deadline for registration is June 20

3 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P6 and chemical dependency counselors in domain C9.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Stigma surrounding mental health conditions and substance misuse permeates our society. Unfortunately, even well-trained clinical providers are not immune to stereotypes leading to adverse impacts for an already marginalized population. This program will explore practical ways to combat stigma including a person centered approach while enhancing awareness of implicit bias towards individuals dealing with mental health conditions and/or substance misuse. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. To understand the underlying spirit and approach of person-centered care.
  2. List several strategies to engage a client from a person centered approach.
  3. Identify several strategies to address stigma and stereotypes.


  • 9:00am – Words Matter and Stigma introduction (lecture/discussion)
  • 10:00am – Theories informing Person Centered Care (lecture/discussion)
  • 11:00am – Practical tools for addressing stigma and enhancing Person Centered Care (lecture/exercises)
  • 12:00pm – Q&A
  • 12:15pm – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by Jimmy Portner, LISW-S, LICDC-CS

Intensive Treatment Division Director at the Columbus Ohio Veterans Administration

Mr. Portner is the Director of the Intensive Treatment Division for the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System. This division specializes in the provision of evidence-based practices for Veterans with severe mental health conditions and substance use disorders. He also serves as a subject matter expert for the National Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) program.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.



Register For 6/21 Training Here

Deadline for registration is June 20

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068