Making the Case for IPS Supported Employment

  • Gary R. BondEmail author
  • Robert E. Drake


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.


Severe Mental Illness Vocational Rehabilitation Social Security Beneficiary Competitive Employment Public Mental Health System 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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