There is substantial international research into all aspects of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach. 

Below we've listed the research that you might find useful.

What is Individual Placement and Support?

Principles of the Individual Placement and Support model: Empirical support. 1998
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/22/1/11/

A brief history of the Individual Placement and Support model.1998
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/22/1/3/

Individual placement and support: A community mental health center approach to vocational rehabilitation. 1994
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02188630

The individual placement and support model of supported employment. 1996
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/ps.47.5.473

Reviews of the IPS research literature.

Introduction to the special issue on individual placement and support. 2014
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24912057

Supported employment for persons with mental illness: systematic review of the effectiveness of individual placement and support in the UK. 2011
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638237.2011.556159

Vocational rehabilitation in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: a literature review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. 2003
http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2003/08000/ Vocational_Rehabilitation_in_Schizophrenia_and.5.aspx

Helping people with severe mental illness to obtain work: systematic review. 2001
http://www.bmj.com/content/322/7280/204.short

Research on the individual placement and support model of supported employment. 1999
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1022086131916

An update on supported employment for people with severe mental illness. 1997
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/ps.48.3.335

Implementing IPS

Making Individual Placement and Support (IPS) more effective in Australia. 2015
http://www.vicserv.org.au/uploads/newparadigm/2015newparadigm-summer.pdf#page=20

Implementing evidence-based supported employment in Sussex for people with severe mental illness. 2015
http://bjo.sagepub.com/content/78/5/286.short

A randomised controlled trial of time-limited individual placement and support: IPS-LITE trial. 2015
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/early/2015/06/09/bjp.bp.114.152082.abstract

Implementing supported employment as an evidence-based practice. 2014
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.52.3.313

Individual placement and support in Europe. 2014
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/37/2/123.html

The IPS supported employment learning collaborative. 2014
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/37/2/79/

Use of Learning Collaboratives by the Center for Practice Innovations to Bring IPS to Scale in New York State. 2014
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ps.201400383

A supported employment experience in western Switzerland for persons with mental health disorders. 2014
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/25322501

Implementation of individual placement and support: The Nottingham experience. 2012
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/35/4/325/

Organizational analysis of Canadian supported employment programs for people with psychiatric disabilities. 2011
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277953611000918

Implementing the individual placement and support (IPS) approach for people with mental health conditions in England. 2010
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09540261003720456

The implementation of Individual Placement and Support in the Netherlands. 2006
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/17853370

Integration of psychiatric and vocational services: a multisite randomized, controlled trial of supported employment. 2005
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.162.10.1948

Critical strategies for implementing supported employment. 2007
http://odep-stage.icfwebservices.com/odep/integrated-employment/ publications/App%20C.341.pdf

Converting day treatment centers to supported employment programs in Rhode Island. 2001
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ps.52.3.351

Establishing IPS in clinical teams - Some key themes from a national implementation programme
http://search.proquest.com/openview/cd16b91a2f601383f657ba3fe5f8f631/1?pq-origsite=gscholar

IPS and mental health practitioner support

Vocational rehabilitation: People with mental health problems: Vocational rehabilitation counselors: Mental health practitioners. 2015
http://www.kuleuven.be/lucas/pub/publi_upload/ PhD_KnaepsJeroen_2015_VocationalRehabilitation.pdf

Requirements for multidisciplinary teamwork in psychiatric rehabilitation. 2014
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.52.10.1331

Mental health vocational rehabilitation–occupational therapists' perceptions of individual placement and support. 2012
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/abs/10.12968/ijtr.2012.19.4.217

Creation of a measure to assess knowledge of the individual placement and support model. 2010
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/33/3/181/

The Individual Placement and Support Model vs. the Menu Approach to Supported Employment: Where Does Occupational Therapy Fit In? 2002
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J004v17n02_01

IPS employment specialists

Counsellors' focus on competitive employment for people with severe mental illness: an application of the theory of planned behaviour in vocational rehabilitation … 2015
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03069885.2015.1007443

Hiring Peers as Vocational Specialists
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ps.660402

The IPS Fidelity Scale and Fidelity Reviews

Validation of the revised individual placement and support fidelity scale (IPS-25). 2012
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.201100476

Measurement of fidelity of implementation of evidence‐based practices: case example of the IPS fidelity scale. 2011
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01244.x/full

Fidelity criteria: Development, measurement, and validation. 2003
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/11038128.2013.785017

Beyond components: Using fidelity scales to measure and assure choice in program implementation and quality assurance. 2002
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1014591020400

Dimensions of supported employment: Factor structure of the IPS fidelity scale. 2001
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638230124258

Fidelity of supported employment programs and employment outcomes. 2001
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.52.6.834

A fidelity scale for the Individual Placement and Support model of supported employment. 1997
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/1997-06821-004

Fidelity of supported employment programs and employment outcomes. 1997
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.52.6.834

IPS Best practice

Service intensity as a predictor of competitive employment in an individual placement and support model. 2015
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/ps.62.9.pss6209_1066

Benchmark outcomes in supported employment. 2011
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15487768.2011.598083

Practices differentiating high-performing from low-performing supported employment programs. 2003
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/26/3/232/

Accelerating entry into supported employment for persons with severe psychiatric disabilities. 1995
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/rep/40/2/75/

IPS success (beyond just job outcomes)

Job maintenance by supported employment: an overview of the “Supported Employment plus” trial. 2015
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00140/full

Does employment alter the course and outcome of schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses? A systematic review of longitudinal research. 2014
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920996414004769

Self-esteem as an outcome measure in studies of vocational rehabilitation for adults with severe mental illness. 2014
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.51.2.229

Psychosocial Well-Being Construct in People with Severe Mental Disorders Enrolled in Supported Employment Programs. 2014
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10597-014-9717-8

Standardizing measures in four domains of employment outcomes for individual placement and support. 2014
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.ps.201100270

Who benefits from supported employment: a meta-analytic study. 2011
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/2/370.short

Individual placement and support–a model to get employed for people with mental illness–the first Swedish report of outcomes. 2011
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-6712.2011.00869.x/full

Impact of follow-along support on job tenure in the individual placement and support model. 2011
http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2011/03000/ Impact_of_Follow_Along_Support_on_Job_Tenure_in.3.aspx

Is job tenure brief in individual placement and support (IPS) employment programs? 2011
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/ps.62.8.pss6208_0950

The impact of supported employment and working on clinical and social functioning: results of an international study of individual placement and support. 2009
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/5/949.short

Service intensity and job tenure in supported employment. 2008
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.515.4977

Inpatient hospitalizations and emergency service visits among participants in an Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model program. 2004
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/B:MHSR.0000044748.24924.a0

Supported employment, job preferences, job tenure and satisfaction. 2001
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638230123337

Does competitive employment improve nonvocational outcomes for people with severe mental illness? 2001
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/69/3/489/

Supported employment, job preferences, job tenure and satisfaction. 2001
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638230123337

Job terminations among persons with severe mental illness participating in supported employment. 1998
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1018716313218

Funding IPS services

How Does Outcome-Based Funding Affect Service Delivery? An Analysis of Consequences Within Employment Services for People Living With Serious Mental Illness. 2015
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10488-014-0534-8

'Placement budgets' for supported employment–improving competitive employment for people with mental illness: study protocol of a multicentre randomized … 2012
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/12/165

Federal financing of Supported Employment and Customized Employment for people with mental illnesses: Final report. 2011
http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/2011/supempFR.htm

Performance-based funding of supported employment for persons with severe mental illness: vocational rehabilitation and employment staff perspectives. 2007
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11414-006-9045-z

Cost effectiveness of supported employment

Supported employment: cost-effectiveness across six European sites. 2013
World Psychiatry, 12, 1,

Severe mental illness & employment: cost-benefit analysis and dynamics of decision-making. 2014
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/MHSI-08-2014-0025

Program evaluation from an ecological perspective: Supported employment services for persons with serious psychiatric disabilities. 2005
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/28/3/217/

IPS and welfare benefits

Social Security and mental illness: Reducing disability with supported employment. 2009
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/28/3/761.short

Unemployment rates of people with SMI

Unemployment rates among patients with long-term mental health problems A decade of rising unemployment. 2002
http://pb.rcpsych.org/content/26/8/295.short

People with mental health conditions want to work

Challenging barriers to employment, training and education for mental health service users: The service user's perspective
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638230123559

Characteristics of successful service users

A Supported Employment linkage intervention for people with schizophrenia who want to work: a survey of patients' views. 2015
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25653303

Processes towards employment among persons with psychiatric disabilities: a study of two individual placement and support programmes in Sweden. 2014
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15017419.2014.964765

Exploring perceptions of occupational competence among participants in Individual Placement and Support (IPS). 2013
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/11038128.2013.785017

Readiness for employment: Perceptions of mental health service users. 2013
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10597-012-9576-0

Predictors of vocational outcomes using Individual Placement and Support for people with mental illness. 2013
http://lup.lub.lu.se/record/3935694

Neurocognitive predictors of work outcome in recent-onset schizophrenia. 2011
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/37/suppl_2/S33.short

Review on vocational predictors: a systematic review of predictors of vocational outcomes among individuals with schizophrenia: an update since 1998. 2010
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/00048671003785716

Predictors of competitive employment among patients with schizophrenia. 2008
http://journals.lww.com/co-psychiatry/Abstract/2008/07000/ Predictors_of_competitive_employment_among.14.aspx

Predictors of employment for people with severe mental illness: results of an international six-centre randomised controlled trial. 2008
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/192/3/224.short

Cognitive and clinical predictors of success in vocational rehabilitation in schizophrenia. 2004
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0920996404000416

Cognitive and symptom predictors of work outcomes for clients with schizophrenia in supported employment. 2003
http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ps.54.8.1129

Cognitive functioning and employment in severe mental illness. 2003
http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/2003/12000/ Cognitive_Functioning_and_Employment_in_Severe.4.aspx

Cognitive correlates of job tenure among patients with severe mental illness. 2002
http://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.159.8.1395

Predictors of employment outcome for people with psychiatric disabilities: A review of the literature since the mid'80s. 2000
http://search.proquest.com/openview/dc1cad7ba1ed3468b23f789fc3527661/ 1?pq-origsite=gscholar

Work and nonvocational domains of functioning in persons with severe mental illness: A longitudinal analysis. 1997
http://journals.lww.com/jonmd/Abstract/1997/07000/ Work_and_Nonvocational_Domains_of_Functioning_in.1.aspx

The effects of consumer characteristics and type of employment model on individual outcomes in supported employment. 1989
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1901/jaba.1989.22-407/abstract

Impact of local job markets

Individual Placement and Support: Does Rurality Matter? 2011
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15487768.2011.598106

Randomized trial of supported employment integrated with assertive community treatment for rural adults with severe mental illness. 2005
http://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/ 2005/09/21/schbul.sbi056.full.pdf

Employers and people with mental illness

Managing Disclosure of Personal Information: An Opportunity to Enhance Supported Employment. 2015
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2015-14737-001/

Work accommodations and natural supports for maintaining employment. 2014
http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2014-04298-001/

Managing disclosure following recent‐onset psychosis: utilizing the Individual Placement and Support model. 2013
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eip.12030/pdf

Mental illness stigma and the fundamental components of supported employment. 2007
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/rep/52/4/451/

Mental illness and employment discrimination. 2006
http://journals.lww.com/co-psychiatry/Abstract/2006/ 09000/Mental_illness_and_employment_discrimination.14.aspx

Service user perspectives of IPS

“Work is good for me”: views of mental health service users seeking work during the UK recession, a qualitative analysis. 2015
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638237.2015.1019044

Does “Individual Placement and Support” satisfy the usersneeds? 2015
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00160/pdf

Journeys to work: the perspective of client and employment specialist of “Individual Placement and Support” in action. 2014
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/MHSI-08-2014-0029

For parents with mental health conditions: The chance to “have it all” at work and at home. 2014
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/37/2/153/

Work and psychiatric disabilities. A person, environment, and occupation perspective on Individual Placement and Support. 2014
http://lup.lub.lu.se/record/4316665

Experiences of the individual placement and support approach in persons with severe mental illness. 2013
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1471-6712.2012.01056.x/full

Individual Placement Support Randomised Control Trials and evaluations

A randomised controlled trial of time-limited individual placement and support: IPS-LITE trial. 2015
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/early/2015/06/09/bjp.bp.114.152082.abstract

Individual placement and support in Sweden-A randomized controlled trial 2015
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/08039488.2014.929739

A randomized controlled trial of individual placement and support in Japan. 2014
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/37/2/137.html

Effectiveness of Individual Placement and Support for People With Severe Mental Illness in the Netherlands: A 30-Month Randomized Controlled Trial 2013
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/prj/37/2/129.html

Generalizability of the Individual Placement and Support (IP

Last updated: 4th September, 2018