The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective – Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien

I thought it might be interesting to share some of the works that I’ve been reading about person centered planning. It seems like they are available to everyone through academia.edu This one, “The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective,” by Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien is really important I think, in terms of thinking more deeply about person centred planning not as a recipe but as an approach to individuals and systems. It was a transformational paper for me to read early in my research. I encourage my students to read this for a few reasons.  … Continue reading The origins of person-centered planning: A community of practice perspective – Connie Lyle O’Brien and John O’Brien

Unity of New Westminster: Community Research Project embedded in social constructionism

After some discussion with the Unity of New Westminster Church, Barb Goode, Liz Etmanski and I received a small community research grant to explore and document their congregation, history and future directions.  The grant allowed us to give an honorarium, buy food for gatherings and hire a research manager who kept us organized.   The Taos Institute, which I partnered with in my PhD program, investigates things from a social constructionist lens: Social constructionist dialogue – of cutting edge significance within the social sciences and humanities – concerns the processes by which humans generate meaning together. Our focus is on how … Continue reading Unity of New Westminster: Community Research Project embedded in social constructionism

Download My Chapter from Drawn Together in Visual Practice

I had a great time yesterday at the Vancouver book launch of the new anthology, Drawn Together Through Visual Practice, edited by Brandy Agerbeck, Kelvy Bird, Sam Bradd and Jennifer Shepherd.   You can download my chapter below.   I’m really pleased with it – these were great anthologists and editors to work with and I’d jump at a chance to be part of something like this again with the same folks (whereas most of these publishing experiences don’t end with me wanting to repeat the experience!). Stina Brown also wrote a great chapter and was MC for the event (check … Continue reading Download My Chapter from Drawn Together in Visual Practice