Unique processes towards employment within an IPS-programme: illustrated by five cases
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Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a well known intervention for rehabilitation to work in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. The development of high fidelity IPS-programmes is of great importance for getting successful outcomes in terms of the percentage of clients competitively employed. Since the philosophy used in IPS reflects core values in the concept of personal recovery, several other outcomes would also be of interest and importance for improving the quality of IPS. The purpose was to analyse and describe a number of unique processes with special concern to situations, circumstances and events perceived as of importance for the IPS intervention. A collective instrumental case-study was used and five cases were included, three women and two men enrolled in one of two IPS programmes. Data from three different sources were collected, both quantitative and qualitative. For analysing the qualitative data, an approach of directed content analysis was used. The findings illustrate how a relation marked by curiosity, interest and engagement in the individual client, positive risk-taking and time for reflected experiences resulted in unique processes of change. It was concluded that doing IPS is a kind of pronounced relation based work which includes advanced problem solving.
Individual placement and support, processes of change, occupational identity, doing and becoming
Research subject Occupational therapy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-55101DiVA: diva2:525481