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A working life for people with severe mental illness

Author: Deborah R Becker; Robert E Drake
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Series: Innovations in practice and service delivery with vulnerable populations.
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The authors (both professors of community and family medicine, Dartmouth Medical School) update their ten-year-old work, A Working Life, discussing the use of "Individual Placement and Support" programs to help mentally ill individuals find supported employment. Before presenting their model for evidence-based supported employment practice, they discuss the historical, theoretical, and empirical background of their  Read more...
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Becker, Deborah R.
Working life for people with severe mental illness.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607736350
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah R Becker; Robert E Drake
ISBN: 0195131215 9780195131215
OCLC Number: 50477359
Description: xiv, 214 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 --
Appendices --
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.
Series Title: Innovations in practice and service delivery with vulnerable populations.
Responsibility: Deborah R. Becker, Robert E. Drake.
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