- Antidepressants and weight gain: What causes it? by the Mayo Clinic.
- Antidepressants: Can they stop working? by the Mayo Clinic.
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
- Factsheet: Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses factsheet What is recovery? Is it possible? What is it like? (31 KB .pdf)
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Employment Outcome factsheet
- Frequently Asked Questions about Employees with Psychiatric Disabilities: Tips and Resources on the ADA, Job Accommodations, and Supervision. by MacDonald-Wilson, K. L. (1997). Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston, MA.(74.5 K .pdf)
- Barriers to Employment for those with Severe Mental Illnesses (.pdf) For those with severe mental illness (SMI), research shows that work can improve self-esteem, lessen psychiatric symptoms, and improve feelings of recovery. [Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research]
- Applying for Jobs when you have a Criminal Justice History fact sheet. (.pdf)
"During a job interview, you can and you should talk about what you've learned, the skills you have, and that you've matured and learned from your experiences. It's really important that you be your best advocate. But most importantly, don't be ashamed." One of several fact sheets provided by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College.
- Arrest and Conviction Records: Resources for Job Seekers, Workers and Employers.Contains resources for job applicants and employees with an arrest or conviction record, and employers who are considering whether to hire them. If you have questions about the laws in your state for job interviewers to ask questions about your criminal history, you should contact your state's fair employment agency for information. Fact sheet from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
- Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery (APPR) is the primary source of live and online training and education for the psych rehab workflorce. The Academy is the educational arm of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Foundation (PRF), an IRS-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization, with evolving research, grants, and public outreach initiatives.
- Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is the premiere membership organization for the worldwide recovery workforce, advocating for the field on the Federal and State level here in the US, certifying professional expertise in psychiatric rehabilitation (with the CPRP and/or CFRP credentials), and providing a local community for those in the workforce through component relations (state chapters and affiliates).
- Center for Mental Health Services, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
- National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) is an international association for persons with intellectual / developmental disabilities and mental health needs dedicated to enhancing the understanding and treatment of people experiencing co-occurring intellectual / developmental diagnoses (IDD) and mental health conditions or mental illness (MI).
- Identifying relationships between functional limitations, job accommodations, and demographic characteristics of persons with psychiatric disabilities by MacDonald-Wilson, K. L., Rogers, E. S., and Joseph Massaro. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 18 (2003) 15–24 15 IOS Press (.pdf)
- SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
Gateway to Inclusive Employment
Celebrating 30 years of APSE
St. Louis, Missouri
June 17, 2019 – Pre Conference
June 18-20, 2019 – General Conference
The Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) is the only national conference focused solely on the advancement of Employment First. The APSE National Conference brings together over 1,000 community leaders, businesses, individuals and organizations impacted by Employment First – people with disabilities and their families, service providers, universities, rehabilitation counselors and state agency personnel. The conference focuses on state-of-the-art strategies to ensure equitable employment for all citizens with disabilities.
The APSE National Conference attracts key influencers and stakeholders representing employers, communities, agencies, and services. APSE members are the very people and organizations impacted by Employment First; citizens with disabilities, and their families, universities, rehabilitation counselors, agency personnel and service providers.
The National Conference is designed to provide actionable ideas, state-of-the-art programming, as well as tools, solutions, and technologies that will empower you to take directly back to your business, home and community to impact change. Come ready to learn, network, and do!
For conference information, see https://apse.org/get-educated-online/2019-national-conference/
Call for Presentations
Submission Deadline: Submissions must be completed by December 14, 2018, at 5 pm EST. Confirmation of receipt of a proposal submission will be emailed to lead presenter upon submission.
Before beginning your online submission, it is strongly suggested that you prepare the following information in the submission worksheet and then paste information into the online submission form.
2019 National Conference Call for Presentations Guidelines & Policies
The Call for Proposals Application form was online.
What Does Employment First Mean?
Employment First means that employment in the general workforce should be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving assistance from publicly funded systems. Simply put, Employment First means real jobs, real wages.
Employment in the general workforce means regular jobs like everyone else in society: in typical work settings, working side-by-side with people without disabilities, earning regular wages and benefits and being part of the economic mainstream of our society.
APSE supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.