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Evidence-Based Supported Employment for People With Psychiatric Disabilities in Australia: Progress in the Past 15 Years

Geoffrey Waghorn, Eoin Killackey, Philleen Dickson, Liza Brock, Catherine Skate

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: This report summarizes the major developments in Australia since the first introduction of Individual Placement and Support (IPS) in 2005 in order to outline the current situation and discuss future challenges and opportunities. METHOD: Using an informal snowball sampling method, all those known to be involved in IPS implementations in Australia in the last 5 years were contacted. RESULTS: The program has expanded from 2 full-time employment specialists in 2005 to 87.6 in 2018. The expansion has been most promising in youth mental health where an initial national 14-site trial of IPS was recently expanded to 24 sites. If the trial is successful, IPS may become a core component of ..

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