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A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness
Becker, Deborah R. and Robert E. Drake
Oxford U Press - POD / Hardcover / 2003-03-01 / 0195131215
Social Work / APP Review of Psychiatry Series
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232 pages
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Traditional approaches to vocational rehabilitation, such as skills training classes, job clubs, and sheltered employment, have not been successful in helping people with severe mental illness gain competitive employment. Supported employment, in which clients are placed in jobs and then trained by on-site coaches, is a radically new conceptual approach to vocational rehabilitation designed for people with developmental disabilities. The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) method utilizes the supported employment concept, but modifies it for use with the severely mentally ill. It is the only approach that has a strong empirical research base: rates of competitive employment are 40% or more in IPS programs, compared to 15% in traditional mental health programs. The third volume in the Innovations in Practice and Service Delivery with Vulnerable Populations series, this will be extremely useful to students in psychiatric rehabilitation programs and social work classes dealing with the severely mentally ill, as well as to practitioners in the field.

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Part I. Conceptual and Empirical Support for Individual Placement and Support
1. Introduction
2. Conceptual, Historical, and Ideological Underpinnings of Supported Employment
3. Theoretical Underpinnings of Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
4. Introduction to the IPS Approach to Supported Employment
5. Research on IPS
Part II. Practice Guidelines for Implementing Supported Employment
6. Introduction to IPS
7. The Structure of IPS in the Mental Health Agency
8. Getting Started
9. Comprehensive, Work-based Assessment
10. Finding Jobs
11. Maintaining Jobs
Part III. Special Issues
12. Dual Diagnosis and Work
13. Highly Trained Individuals and Work
14. Supported Education
15. Work and Cultural Competence
16. Conclusions
1. Individual Employment Plan
2. Vocational Profile
3. Job Descriptions: Employment Specialist, Employment Coordinator
4. Sample Letters to Employers
5. Supported Employment Fidelity Scale and Implementation Questions
Suggested Readings

About the Authors:
Deborah R. Becker, Research Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Psychiatry; Director , and Robert E. Drake, Andrew Thomson Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and of Community and Family Medicine; Director, both at New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

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