Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness

Publication Year: 2003

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Becker, Deborah R.; Drake, Robert E.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-513121-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 99

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This 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.

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.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Becker, Deborah R.; Drake, Robert E.
ISBN: 978-0-19-513121-5
Clinical Psychology
Social Work
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 232
Illustrations: 3
Year: 2003
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 99