Working is possible

Vincenzo Trono

Some essential points define and clarify, as it is today, the relationship between work and rehabilitation in mental health and which are the old and the new methods and tools for the job placement of psychiatric users. We assist to a paradigm shift in mental health services approaches towards the user: from the paternalistic and protective attitude (vulnerability-stress) to one that aims to strengthen people’s resources and helps them to recover an active social role in the community (recovery), freeing itself from the condition of patient. The vocational rehabilitation paths and those of individual placement and support (IPS): a possible coexistence?


Work, rehabilitation, psychiatric users, job placement.