About the Center
The IPS Employment Center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and trainers who conduct research studies, disseminate findings, prepare training and educational materials, and provide training and consultation services. The focus of the center’s activities is employment for people with serious mental illnesses. The center’s team has defined the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach to supported employment. Twenty-four controlled studies from different investigators in different countries show that IPS is an evidence-based practice for helping people with serious mental illness who want to work. In addition to overseeing the IPS learning community, which includes 23 states and 4 other countries, the center provides technical assistance and training to countries, states, regions, and agencies, upon request.
Who we are
We are multidisciplinary team of researchers & trainers who conduct research studies, disseminate findings, prepare training & educational materials, & provide training & consultation services.
Our research focuses on the impact of employment on recovery from serious mental illness. We continue to explore other populations including youth, social security beneficiaries, & people with first episode psychosis.