Work Is Recovery: True Stories about Real People Who Benefit from Supported Employment, the evidence-based practice

This 24-page booklet is a collection of stories about people in the State of Ohio whose recovery journeys were advanced with Supported Employment (SE), the evidence-based practice. Learn about the personal challenges faced by each person and how working a job helped these people manage their symptoms and achieve their goals for a better life. Use this booklet for educating, training, and building consensus about the advantages of SE among consumers, family members, service providers, policymakers, advocates, community stakeholders, and employers. Use this booklet to facilitate a variety of conversations:
  • Consumer (peer-to-peer) education: Show people who are interested in and/or hesitant about employment that finding and keeping part-time or full-time jobs in the community is possible with evidence-based SE services.
  • Job development: Show potential employers that they may also benefit from SE by finding employees who want to work and value the opportunity.
  • Advocacy: Show policymakers and people in your community evidence of enhanced outcomes and increased quality of as a result of evidence-based SE services.


  • 24-page booklet
  • 8.5"(w) x 11"(h)
  • 4 colors
  • Commercially printed on durable paper
  • Free PDF available (see right column)

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  • More "Work Is Recovery" stories online (click here)


Supported Employment (SE), the evidence-based practice, was created and is studied by researchers Deborah R. Becker, MEd, CRC, and Robert E. Drake, MD, PhD, and their colleagues at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC) of Dartmouth Medical School. SE is also known as Individual Placement & Support (IPS).

SE is designed to help people diagnosed with mental illness find a regular job of their choice in the community. SE is different from traditional vocational rehabilitation approaches. It emphasizes rapid job-search and placement services, among other consumer-centered principles and practices. It does not require pre-employment training or workshops.

More information about SE is available on this website.


Title: Work Is Recovery: True Stories about Real People Who Benefit from Supported Employment, the evidence-based practice
Author(s): Nicole Clevenger & Paul M. Kubek (Ed.)
Publication Year: 2007
Volume #: March
Publisher City: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher Name: Center for Evidence-Based Practices, Case Western Reserve University
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