Journal Article

Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons With Schizophrenia: Recent Research and Implications for Practice

Judith A. Cook and Lisa Razzano

in Schizophrenia Bulletin

Published on behalf of Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Volume 26, issue 1, pages 87-103
Published in print January 2000 | ISSN: 0586-7614
Published online January 2000 | e-ISSN: 1745-1701 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.schbul.a033448
Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons With Schizophrenia: Recent Research and Implications for Practice

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This article presents research-based principles of vocational rehabilitation that have emerged from the study of diagnostically heterogeneous populations of persons with severe mental illness. Employment and vocational functioning outcomes of people with schizophrenia from recently published followup studies are described. In addition, we present research conducted over the past decade concerning differential outcomes of vocational rehabilitation services for people with schizophrenia versus other psychotic and nonpsychotic disorders. We then explore studies of people with schizophrenia that may illuminate the links between specific features of this disorder—including symptomatology, social skills, and neuropsychological impairments—and poorer vocational outcome. We conclude with a set of recommendations for clinical practice that draw upon the most recent discoveries and insights in this field.

Keywords: Employment; vocational rehabilitation; work outcomes; social skills; neuropsychological impairment

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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