Journal article

INdividual Vocational and Educational Support Trial (INVEST) for young people with borderline personality disorder: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Andrew M Chanen, Katie Nicol, Jennifer K Betts, Gary R Bond, Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Henry J Jackson, Katherine N Thompson, Martina Jovev, Hok Pan Yuen, Gina Chinnery, Judith Ring, Kelly Allott, Louise McCutcheon, Ashleigh P Salmon, Eoin Killackey

Trials | BioMed Central | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: The clinical onset of borderline personality disorder (BPD) usually occurs in young people (aged 12–25 years) and commonly leads to difficulty achieving and maintaining vocational (education and/or employment) engagement. While current psychosocial interventions lead to improvements in psychopathology, they have little effect upon functioning. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a client-driven model that assists individuals with severe mental illness to engage with education and/or employment appropriate to their personal goals, and that provides ongoing support to maintain this engagement. The objective of the INdividual Vocational and Educational Support Trial (INVEST) i..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This trial is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (1144022). KA is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (1141207). Funding bodies had no involvement in design of the study, and will not be involved in collection, analysis and interpretation of data or in writing the manuscript.