Course Overview

The Foundations of Self-Determination examines the principles and tenets of Self-Determination. This course has been designed to help those behavioral health professionals understand the process their clients undergo when developing their personal goals how to communicate the importance of setting goals and following dreams is within the framework of behavioral health.  This course demonstrates the ability of all persons to live a life as independent as possible and to achieve their personal goals and dreams. 

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  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

What is Self-Determination

This course has been developed to provide behavioral health professionals with the basics of the self-determination framework. Participants of this course will develop a working definition of self-determination and the ability to communicate this to their clients. 

Communicating the 5 Principles of Self-Determination

This course will cover the five (5) principles of self-determination including freedom, authority, and confirmation. Participants of this course will be provided information on each of the five principles and learn how these principles are effective tools for assisting with recovery and long-term treatment. 

Applying Self-Determination  Principles 

As an introductory course for Self-Determination, this course will provide the participants with examples of how the five (5) principles can be implemented into treatment plans. Participants of this course should also enroll in the two other Self-Determination courses available in this category. 

Additional Considerations

Person-Centered Planning is used for budgeting long-term care to sustain an individual's needs, preferences, and expenditures.


Course Objectives

  • Understanding the basic building blocks of self-determination.
  • Learn and communicate the 5 principles of self-determination (everyday freedoms).
  • Listen to the examples of self-determination and apply them to your own practice.​​​​​​

What People Are Saying

It was a positive experience. It was easy to follow and contained a lot of good information.

- Kyle  R.