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Using Motivational Interviewing (MI) to Improve Employment Outcomes for Consumers Receiving Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Services

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The evidence-based IPS program underscores competitive work, rapid job search, integration of rehabilitation and mental health services, attention to consumer preferences, consumer choice, and time-unlimited support. IPS has been widely studied to show positive outcomes among people with psychiatric disabilities who receive services from the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Despite this, these consumers often demonstrate shorter job retention rates and …

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State-of-the-Science Re-Cap: Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap

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Members of the RRTC-EBP VR research team presented on April 8 & 9, 2014 in Bethesda, MD on the theme of “Advancing Evidence-Based Practices and Policies to Close the Employment Gap.”  Vocational rehabilitation professionals received information to improve employment rates and quality of employment outcomes within the state/federal vocational rehabilitation system. Presentations topics included: VR Counselors’ Perception of EBP: Value, Barriers, and …

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Join us to learn how Communities of Practice can help you bridge the gap between research and your practice

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Communities of Practice: Translating Knowledge for Rehabilitation Professionals 14th Annual National Rehabilitation Educators Conference National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) March 12-14, 2014  — Manhattan Beach, CA This interactive session will present recent research on the use of Communities of Practice (CoP) as a knowledge translation (KT) tool and provide a brief overview of the role CoP plays in bridging the …

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Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure of Rehabilitation Service?

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To ensure continued funding vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies must provide documentation that they deliver effective services efficiently.  Although overall quality of life is an established goal of all VR services, short-term job placement has historically served as the primary measure of service outcomes. Despite its clear importance, job placement as an outcome measure provides little information about consumers and their …