Amy Wilson, Meghan Ahern and Donna Crossman at Bedford VAMC have been using a vocational recovery approach - specifically Supported Education - to assist veterans experiencing psychosis to return to their education. Amy and Meghan presented on the two key paths that have been created for veterans with psychosis to access Supported Education. The first … Continue reading Bolts from the Blue 2: Supported Ed with Veterans presented by Amy Wilson and Meghan Ahern
An important part of the iFEVR/iphYs meeting are the bolts from the blue presentations. These are 5 minute presentations consisting of one title slide and two content slides. They allow the rest of the community to hear about new innovations in practice, research that might not be widely known, or adaptations that have had to … Continue reading Bolts from the blue presentation by David Erickson at the Boston iFEVR Meeting
The theme of the iFEVR/iphYs meeting was New Frontiers, and for IPS in early intervention South America is a new geographical frontier. Cristián Mena from the Early Intervention in Psychosis Program (ProITP) in Santiago, Chile gave a presentation on behalf of his colleagues describing the implementation of IPS in the Chilean context. A PDF of … Continue reading Presentation by Cristián Mena from the ProITP program in Santiago Chile at the Boston iFEVR Meeting
The 3rdiFEVR/iphYs meeting was held in Boston on Thursday 11 October, 2018. A great blog about the whole day can be found here. It was amazing to see the enthusiasm in the audience for the topics. One of the innovations of this meeting was using Sli.do as a means to gather questions. Over the next … Continue reading 3rd iFEVR & iphYs meeting
Dear Colleagues We are pleased to announce: The 5th International Symposium on Promoting Recovery of Young People with Mental Illness: iFEVR and iPhYs Joint Meeting in Boston, USA on Thursday October 11, 2018 (following the conclusion of the IEPA main conference meeting). As at our last meeting in Milan, we would like to invite abstracts for our … Continue reading Call for Bolts from the Blue for iFEVR meeting in Boston, October 2018
As mentioned in many articles and in the Meaningful Lives statement, there are several positive reasons for pursuing employment as an element of vocational recovery. These include that young people with mental illness want to work, that employment connects people to a social environment as well as enhancing individuals’ capacity for economic independence. So far … Continue reading Is all work good work?
Apologies for the long break since before IEPA last year. Hopefully, there will be more regular postings and this will be a good forum for building the international community around vocational recovery in first episode psychosis and perhaps more broadly, youth mental health. However, to pick up where things left off a brief report from … Continue reading Reset, and an update from Milan