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 (OUP)

ISBN: 978-0-19-513121-5

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98

Request more information

Description

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.

Details

Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Becker, Deborah R.; Drake, Robert E.
ISBN: 978-0-19-513121-5
Specialty:
Clinical Psychology
Psychology
Psychiatry
Social Work
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 232
Illustrations: 3
Year: 2003
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98

Collections

Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness

Resources of the Month

JBI EBP Database

JBI EBP Database
 

Test Drive

Health & Psychosocial Instruments

Gideon


Test Drive

AORN Journal

Academic Medicine


Test Drive

Critical Care Medicine


Test Drive

Loading