Webinar: IPS: Employment for Young Adults with a Focus on Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Recovery

Date
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Access
Open to the Public
Presenter
Catherine Newstead and Lana Cullis
Organization
BC PSR Advanced Practice
Location
Webinar

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) - An Evidence-Based Model of Supported Employment: 
Employment for Young Adults with a Focus on Mental Health/Substance Abuse and Recovery 
Presenters: Catherine Newstead and Lana Cullis

This 1.5 hour webinar session will examine:

  • Recent and current research specific to occupational recovery after first episode psychosis in young adults 18-29 yrs. Included will be a discussion on substance abuse during this developmental stage of life.
  • A case study that provides real time exploration of a young adult managing psychosis/substance abuse and employment
  • A look to the near future of occupational recovery and the IPS Model of Supported Employment

Session Objectives:

1. Specific, key points of reference in regards to the occupational recovery of young adults after first episode psychosis and substance abuse
2. An introduction to knowledge translation from research rigor to pragmatic application
3. A case study to apply current practice
4. Reflections on the past, current and future role of the IPS Model of Supported Employment

Catherine Newstead has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, implementing the IPS Model of Employment for over 10 years. She has worked specifically with adults ages 18-64, dealing with serious mental illness. Catherine is a member of the Canadian College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and a graduate of the Community Rehabilitation Program at the University of Calgary. She has mentored and trained staff in the IPS model while advocating and presenting at various psychosocial rehabilitation conferences. 

Lana Cullis has worked as a change advocate with both individuals and agencies for over 20 years.  She has 11 years specialization helping persons who have significant life challenges enter and maintain employment.    Currently she is working with the Canadian Mental Health Association – Vancouver Fraser Branch to provide one to one vocational support to youth aged 18 -30 on Early Psychosis Intervention Teams in Fraser Health.  She is a seasoned practitioner of the Dartmouth Individual Placement and Support Model.  Lana has a BA in English and Psychology, and is a Registered Rehab Professional.  She believes that participant voice is most vital form of continuing education in the mental health field.

Kyron was born in Northern British Columbia. Completed high school in Vancouver and University in Burnaby. Completed Engineering Degree and Business Administration at SFU. Also completed medical school  prerequisites and wrote medical school entrance exam. Same time smoked marijuana and became sick.  Was an All- American and national medalist in swimming. I enjoy lifting weights, playing rugby, and reading a good book. Currently working for Safeway and hoping to climb the ladder and work for IT division of Safeway.

The BC PSR Advanced Practice is pleased to offer a webinar that explores recent and current research specific to occupational recovery after first episode psychosis in young adults 18-29 yrs. Included will be a discussion on substance abuse during this developmental stage of life.