IPS has been widely researched with people with severe mental illness, with consistently strong and positive results. There are a small number of studies for people with other conditions with excellent results for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and good results for spinal cord injury and young adults experiencing early psychosis. There are projects under way to extend IPS to people with milder psychiatric disorders and other populations, but we do not have findings yet.

If your IPS program also includes people who have severe mental illness, take precautions that those people are not underserved. Ensure that mental health practitioners encourage all people to consider employment and share hopeful messages about each person’s ability to succeed in the workplace.