Recent Research on Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons With Severe Mental Illness

Robert E Drake, Deborah R Becker, Gary R Bond

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Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2003;16(4) 

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Needs for Vocational Services

Recent studies confirmed that clients with severe mental illness are interested in competitive employment. Studying middle-aged and geriatric clients with schizophrenia, Auslander and Jeste[6] found that a large proportion of those who were unemployed ranked having a job as a high priority. Fischer et al.[7] found that clients with schizophrenia in Arkansas on average rated working as a mid-range priority. Meanwhile, providers rated working as a low priority and showed little agreement with clients regarding outcome preferences.

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