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Aaron Levitt, PhD

Integrated Employment Institute

Our mission is to achieve career parity for individuals with mental health conditions. We believe employment and education are critical to recovery. We also know that behavioral health providers and post-secondary education faculty and staff need supports and services in place to ensure the success of those recovering from psychiatric conditions. As consultants, we are experienced in providing research-based, cost-effective training and guidance to providers, educators, consumers and service systems so individuals with mental health conditions can flourish in the work environment or the classroom.

About us:

  • More than 20 years of providing career services and training in a variety of settings, including
    housing, ACT teams, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, supported employment programs,
    supported education programs, clubhouses, and post-secondary disability services offices
  • Rutgers School of Health Professions was one of the first schools in the nation to offer degrees
    in psychiatric rehabilitation and classes in Supported Education and Supported Employment
  • Expertise in managing organizational change

We offer:

  • Training in career development for adults, young adults, and transition-age youth
  • Expertise in engaging young adults, educational goal readiness, post-secondary financial aid,
    and post-secondary disability/accessibility services
  • Training relevant staff in post-secondary educational settings in how to ensure academic
    success for students affected by mental health conditions
  • Educating faculty at post-secondary educational settings about the challenges and
    implications of students’ mental health conditions
  • In-person, or live remote training

Contact us to find out how we can assist your organization: IEI_info@shp.rutgers.edu or 908 889-2470.

Our mission is to achieve career parity for individuals with mental health conditions. We believe employment and education are critical to recovery. We also know that behavioral health care providers need to be confident that supports and services are in place so those recovering from psychiatric conditions can succeed. As consultants, we are experienced in providing research-based, cost-effective training and guidance to providers, educators, consumers and service systems to ensure those with mental health conditions can flourish in the work environment or the classroom.

About us:

  • More than 20 years of providing career services consultation and training in a variety of settings, including housing, ACT teams, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, supported employment programs, supported education programs, and clubhouses
  • Rutgers School of Health Professions was one of the first schools in the nation to offer degrees in psychiatric rehabilitation and classes in Supported Employment and Supported Education
  • Trainers and consultants have a wealth of experience in direct service provision and research
  • Expertise in managing organizational change

We offer:

  • Classroom-based learning supplemented by in-vivo training
  • Train-the-trainer approach to help organizations build capacity to improve employment outcomes
  • Training in areas such as employment goal readiness, job development, marketing, and career advancement/ongoing support

Contact us to find out how we can assist your organization: IEI_info@shp.rutgers.edu or 908 889-2470.

Prevocational Services Professional Development:  This series is designed for practitioners working in partial care, partial hospitalization or other treatment based settings. The focus is on preparatory activities designed for use with individuals or in a group setting.
FEBRUARY 27, 2019  10AM – 1:30PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive, Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

S7: Wellness for Employment – We will give an overview of the six dimensions of wellness, & discuss strategies to maintain health in each dimension. We will introduce the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) as a self-directed recovery tool that is created by an individual to pursue their path to recovery as well as discuss other relapse prevention strategies that can be utilized to increase employment success.
MARCH 13, 2019   10AM – 12PM

Live Webinar.  A webcam is required.

S8: Integrating Clinical & Prevocational Services – Identify common goals that clinical & vocational providers share, explore the role of clinical staff in the return-to-work process, & discuss approaches to increase collaboration between employment programs & clinical staff.
APRIL 3, 2019   10AM – 4PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive, Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

S9: Methods for Teaching – Examine how skills groups differ from support & other types of groups (e.g., psycho-education, mutual self-help). Learn group leadership skills for successful employment skills groups as well as the steps for teaching skills in effective & interesting groups.
Career Services Professional Development:  This series is designed for practitioners/vocational specialists working in community based settings such as Supported Employment, Supported Education, Supported Housing, or PACT. The focus is on developing strategies to help people work toward individualized employment or educational goals.
APRIL 10, 2019   10AM – 12:30PM

Live Webinar.  A webcam is required.

CS A6: Enhancing Service Through Concurrent Documentation – Career Services practitioners are tasked with providing quality employment & education services all the while ensuring documentation meets fee-for-service billing standards. Concurrent documentation, the practice of completing paperwork with the person receiving service, has been proven to enhance service provision, increase units of service & increase documentation timeliness. Concurrent documentation has also been found to improve staff’s job satisfaction as it can greatly reduce the time needed to complete paperwork. This advanced training topic will give Career Service practitioners the steps of writing concurrent documentation, with a focus on progress notes, & will provide ample opportunity for attendees to practice how to use this skill in the field.
MAY 1, 2019   10AM – 3:30PM

Rutgers/Camden County College

200 College Drive, Jefferson Hall, Room 302

Blackwood, New Jersey

CS A7:  Shared Decision Making for Career Planning – Shared decision making (SDM) is part of a person centered care approach to both physical & mental health management. SDM empowers people receiving services or in recovery to be active in their own treatment by partnering with providers to make decisions that balance desired outcomes with individual preferences & values. This is done through teaching decision making & advocacy skills. This advanced training topic will provide practitioners skills & resources to apply SDM to career related decisions & empower people to choose employment & education as part of their recovery journey.

Integrated Employment Institute Registration form

  • Please select all of the sessions you are interested in:
  • *These sessions are not part of the Prevocational Services Series.
    Sign in will begin at 9:45am. All trainings will begin promptly at 10am. All in person dates listed above will be on Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, Jefferson Hall, Room 306

Testimonial:

“We’ve contracted with the IEI for professional development services in supported employment and education support, both for providers and internal staff. The customized, on-the-job, in-vivo technical assistance service was invaluable to sustain the skills needed to produce quality outcomes. Service providers reported learning practical tools and skills to improve performance.”

—Yumiko L. Ikuta, MBA
Director of Rehabilitation Programs
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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