Best Practices for Employment for People with Serious Mental Illness

Aug 14th, 2019
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Please join us for this SAMHSA sponsored webinar, developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and presented by The Bazelon Center and the National Disability Rights Network.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Supported Employment is a widely known and extensively studied evidence-based practice that helps people with serious mental illness get and keep jobs. Speakers will provide a brief overview of Supported Employment services; how to create a culture of recovery and employment within existing employment support systems; provide an overview of Thinking Skills for Work Program (a set of cognitive enhancement services that can improve outcomes for people who are not responding to traditional IPS); and strategies for successfully navigating the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) process to achieve employment for individuals with serious mental illness.


  • Katherine Burson, Independent Consultant
  • Susan McGurk, PhD, Professor Occupational Therapy, Boston University
  • Cheryl Bates-Harris; Senior Disability Advocacy Specialist, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
Aug 14th, 2019