Helping people with disabilities gain employment.

The IPS Employment Center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers and trainers who conduct research studies, disseminate findings, prepare training and educational materials, and provide training and consultation services.  The focus of the Center’s activities is employment for people with serious mental illnesses.  The Center’s team has defined the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach to supported employment.  Twenty-three controlled studies from different investigators in different countries show that IPS is an evidence-based practice for helping people with serious mental illness who want to work.  In addition to overseeing the IPS learning community, which includes 20 states and 3 European countries, the Center provides technical assistance and training to countries, states, regions, and agencies, upon request.