Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 69–73

Making the Case for IPS Supported Employment


DOI: 10.1007/s10488-012-0444-6

Cite this article as:
Bond, G.R. & Drake, R.E. Adm Policy Ment Health (2014) 41: 69. doi:10.1007/s10488-012-0444-6


Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is an evidence-based practice for helping people with severe mental illness (SMI) gain competitive employment, yet those who could benefit often find it difficult to obtain IPS services. We summarize the evidence supporting the effectiveness of IPS and the benefits of working, discuss the barriers to implementing IPS in the U.S., and suggest policy changes that could expand its access.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Geisel School of Medicine at DartmouthLebanonUSA
  2. 2.Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Rivermill Commercial CenterLebanonUSA