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A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness

Deborah R. Becker and Robert E. Drake


The history of mental health service delivery has been marked by an emphasis on clients’ vulnerabilities and deficits. As treatment programs have moved out of hospitals and into communities, however, the need to work with clients in developing real-world, practical skills, such as job training, has never been more important. Versions of this approach traditionally include skills training classes, job clubs, and sheltered employment, but have not been successful in helping people with severe mental illness gain competitive employment. This book describes the theory, empirical support, and pract ... More

Keywords: supported employment, evidence-based practice, vocational services, competitive employment, IPS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131215
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195131215.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deborah R. Becker, author

Robert E. Drake, author
both at New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center