Enhancing Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Supported Employment for Transition-Age Youth: The Career & Occupational Readiness Experience
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Expires on Oct 25, 2025
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 Psych CE Credit
1 SW CE Credit
1 COP Credit

Navigating the transition to adulthood with a serious mental health diagnosis is challenging. Both social and vocational role development is often disrupted and compromised, especially for those with residential, child welfare, and juvenile justice histories. Most of these vulnerable young people (and their caregivers and providers) tend to focus on high school completion. This leads to graduating with limited, if any prevocational or entry level employment experiences. Although some respond well to evidence-based Supported Employment, many do not due to a lack of: entry level job skills, workplace cultural capital, emotional self-regulation, self-efficacy and confidence that they can succeed at work. Learn how a community mental health provider developed an educational internship experience to enhance evidence-based Supported Employment that is now part of a federally-funded research trial. Access Career & Occupational Readiness Experience manual and materials online. 


Recorded webinar, non-interactive, self-paced distance learning activity with post-test.

This presentation was recorded on October 19, 2022.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the unique career development needs of transition-age youth with serious mental health diagnoses.
  • Identify key philosophies and practices of the Career & Occupational Readiness Experience (CORE), an enhancement to evidence-based Supported Employment for transition-age youth.
  • Examine CORE feasibility, and preliminary outcomes, and access CORE manual online.


  • Individual Placement & Support (IPS) principles and access 
  • Enhancing IPS for young adults 
  • Overview of Career Opportunity Readiness Experience (CORE) 
  • CORE key takeaways and next steps 
  • Attendee Q&A 

Target Audience

Counselor, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Peer Specialist/Peer Support, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker 

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour 
Program Start Date: October 25, 2022 
Program End Date: October 25, 2025 

Ongoing Interdisciplinary Discussion Board 

After completing the course, engage with colleagues in the mental health field through SMI Adviser's Webinar Roundtable Topics discussion board. This is an easy way to network and share ideas with other clinicians who participate in this webinar. Access through the discussion tab.

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, CE credit for psychologists, CE credit for social workers, or a certificate of participation may do so by viewing the live presentation and completing the evaluation. Participants claiming CE credit for psychologists and those claiming CE credit for Social workers, must have full attendance to claim credit. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians), CE certificate (psychologists), CE certificate (social workers) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the event date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this live event for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The American Psychiatric Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers  

American Psychiatric Association, provider #1743, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. American Psychiatric Association maintains responsibility for this course.  

ACE provider approval period: 05/18/2021 - 05/18/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 continuing education credits. 

Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many state boards grant reciprocity with national accrediting organizations and other state boards. It is the responsibility of each professional to understand the requirements for license renewal or check with the state or national licensing board and/or professional organization to become more familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit. Social workers and Psychologists should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity. 


  • Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, PhD, LCSW is Director of Youth & Young Adult Services (YAYAS) Research & Innovation. Dr. Klodnick (she/her) is nationally recognized for her expertise in community mental health service design for vulnerable and marginalized young people and families. At Thresholds, Dr. Klodnick partners with YAYAS leaders to implement continuous quality improvement practices to better understand, improve, sustain and grow innovative multidisciplinary programs for young people with serious mental health needs, complex trauma histories, and current or former system involvement.Dr. Klodnick has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  
  • Rebecca P. Johnson, MA, LCPC is Assistant Director of Youth & Young Adult Services (YAYAS) Research & Innovation. Ms. Johnson (she/her) leads and coordinates multiple YAYAS mixed-methods CBPR research, program evaluation and continuous quality improvement projects that aim to increase our understanding of program feasibility, impact and value. Rebecca supervises a team of research and innovation specialists, sponsors the YAYAS Young Adult Advisory Board and oversees research and program evaluation translation of knowledge into useful dashboards, reports, journal manuscripts, conference presentations manual and workforce development tools. Ms. Johnson has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.  


  • Teri Brister, PhD, LPC, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • Amy N. Cohen, PhD, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
  • John Torous, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Torous has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Sherin Khan, LCSW, Thresholds. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

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Funding for SMI Adviser was made possible by Grant No. SM080818 from SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, SAMHSA/HHS or the U.S. Government.
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