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Strengthening Career & Income Pathways for Individuals with Significant Psychiatric Disabilities

12:00pm - January 19, 2023 thru 1:00pm - January 19, 2023 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Southeast MHTTC
Registration Deadline: January 19, 2023
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About the Event: 

This webinar is motivated by the reality that the majority of individuals diagnosed with ‘serious mental illness’ face significant socioeconomic challenges and high rates of employment.  In place of  discrete “one size fits all” evidence-based practices,  this presentation will consider the broader landscape of strategies for improving outcomes across the spectrum of individuals who are currently seeking education or work or have applied for or are already receiving SSI/SSI.  Specific topics covered will include career development and career mobility supports, SSI/SSDI decision making, and financial empowerment strategies for individuals currently unable to work or attend school. 


About the Presenter:

Nev JonesNev Jones, PhD is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, and international leader in research and practice development aimed at addressing poverty and improving quality of life among individuals experiencing significant psychiatric disabilities across the lifespan.  Her work is motivated by direct personal and family experience of schizophrenia and intersecting public systems (subsidized housing, income and disability-based welfare).  She brings a deep commitment to transforming outcomes, and, where necessary, fundamentally rethinking status quo approaches to psychiatric rehabilitation.  She is currently primary investigator of a large NIMH grant (R01) focused on school, work and disability benefits trajectories in the context of early psychosis.