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Citation:  Luciano, A., Drake, R.E., Bond, G.R., Becker, D.R., Carpenter-Song, E., Lord, S., Swarbrick, P., Swanson, S.J. (2014). Evidence-based supported employment for people with severe mental illness: Past, current, and future research. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 40 (1), 1-13.
Title:  Evidence-based supported employment for people with severe mental illness: Past, current, and future research
Authors:  Luciano, A., Drake, R.E., Bond, G.R., Becker, D.R., Carpenter-Song, E., Lord, S., Swarbrick, P., Swanson, S.J.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-130666
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  No
Research design:  Literature review

Structured abstract:

Background:  Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for individuals with severe mental illness. It grew out of rural New Hampshire to the rest of U.S. and other high resource countries. Its eight core elements are: eligibility based on client choice, focus on competitive employment, integration of mental health and employment services, attention to client preferences, work incentives planning, rapid job search, systematic job development, and individualized job supports.
Purpose:  The purpose of this paper was to review past research on IPS, describe current studies, and propose future research.
Findings:  Past research speaks to the effectiveness of IPS to gain and maintain employment for people with psychiatric disabilities. The cost-effectiveness of the program is also highlighted. Current research addresses important areas such as technological integration and dissemination of the program internationally. Long term longitudinal research should be undertaken in the future to study the employment outcomes in individuals over time.