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Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
An In-House Vocational Training (IHVT) Program for Individuals With Chronic Mental Illnesses: The Employment Outcomes Reported by a Multicenter Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, Southport, Australia
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, USA
  • Department of Occupational Therapy, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Nantou, Taiwan
Article Information
Mental Health / Work and Industry / Translational Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
An In-House Vocational Training (IHVT) Program for Individuals With Chronic Mental Illnesses: The Employment Outcomes Reported by a Multicenter Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520402. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP103C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520402. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP103C
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

An IHVT program was designed to improve employment outcomes for people with chronic psychiatric disorders. This client-centered program includes the areas of work-related behaviors, on-the-job skills, and life balance alongside the ongoing vocational counseling. The program outcomes showed satisfactory employment rates (52.9 to 65.6%) and high employment sustainability (greater than 6 months). The IHVT is a promising alternative to traditional vocational training.

Contributing Authors: Shang-Liang Wu

Additional Authors and Speakers: Eric Hwang

Primary Author and Speaker: Hui-Ling Lee