Dartmouth Medical School Researchers Susan McGurk, Ph.D., Kim Mueser, Ph.D., and Susan Gingerich, M.S.W. are working with BCS through funding from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research to conduct a research project intended to improve the effectiveness of supported employment services for persons with a severe mental illness.
Clients who are currently receiving services through BCS PROS, Metroclub PROS, or Supported Employment programs, and are currently seeking work, are eligible for this study. The program will implement approaches to such things as: vocational rehabilitation, computerized cognitive skills training, and a broad range of information about coping with illnesses.
This research study combines and tests the effectiveness of these 3 programs:
Thinking Skills for Work
Illness Management and Recovery Treatment
A client may be referred to the study by clinical staff from any of the programs mentioned above. Clients who are interested in participating will meet with a member of the research team to learn more, sign a consent form, and continue to schedule a baseline assessment that involves an interview and several cognitive tests.
Once deemed eligible, a client is randomly placed into either the group only enrolled in Supported Employment, or a group that is enrolled in the Thinking Skills for Work program, Illness Management and Recovery Treatment programs in conjunction with Supported Employment.
To find out more information or to refer interested clients, please contact:
Karin Feldman: 718-310-5806; firstname.lastname@example.org or
Beth Vayshenker: 718-310-5683; email@example.com