Psychiatr Serv 2021 Sep 15:appips202000926. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Davis, Mumba, Toscano, Pilkinton, Blansett, McCall, MacVicar); Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham (Davis); Capstone College of Nursing, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Mumba); Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences, Tuscaloosa (Pilkinton); Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham (Bartolucci).
Objectives: Mental health issues can cause serious problems in occupational functioning, including higher rates of unemployment. Individual placement and support (IPS) is an evidence-based supported employment intervention that is typically integrated within a mental health setting; however, many primary care patients view referral to a mental health clinic as stigmatizing. Thus, this study examined whether delivery of IPS in a primary care setting provides an effective treatment option and avoids unnecessary delays in obtaining competitive employment. Read More