2016 Employment First Summit  Trailblazing:  Charting Our Employment Path

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment an Evidence-Based Practice for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
Galen Smith, MSW

This presentation will focus on why it is important to encourage individuals with serious mental illness to consider gaining competitive employment. This presentation will provide an overview of the principals of the IPS model and will assist participants to gain an understanding of the the importance of helping and encouraging consumers to engage in achieving competitive employment.

Galen Smith, MSW has been the consultant and trainer for the IPS model for the past 14 years in Kansas. Galen provides implementation services to mental health centers in Kansas and also has implemented the IPS model in mental health centers in Missouri and has provided consultation services for other states intending to implement the IPS model.