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Tri-Counties Regional Center


2635 Park Center Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition

TLCPCP Trainer Certifications

Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)



Tina Calderaro-Mendoza; certified Person Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer with the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices since 2001. Trained in Essential Lifestyle Planning. My current role at Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC) for the last 10 years is the “Person Centered Thinking Coordinator,” I am charged with leading and supporting our agency’s organizational change initiatives to embed Person Centered Thinking in all that we do.  I am also charged with leading and coordinating TCRC’s PCT Trainer/Mentor certification process and the delivery and coordination of all PCT related trainings. I created and support local opportunities to further embed and enhance learning related to Person Centered approaches and practices as a follow up for participants who attend the Person Centered Thinking training called, Community of Practice which are held in each of the six offices every other month. I have contributed to several publications including; “Building Capacity for Person Centered Thinking” and “Person Centered Reviews in the USA: What are we learning?” I co-led The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices virtual Coaches calls held quarterly across the USA.  I have a BA in Social Welfare and have been in the social service system for over twenty years serving individuals and working to create social and organizational change. For more information on how our agency has implemented Person Centered Practices go to Thank you!


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