The IPS Employment Center at Westat

The IPS Employment Center website hosts a comprehensive reference library. A wealth of materials are available for your use. We encourage you to become familiar with this great resource. Links to some of the commonly used tools of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of Supported Employment found on the IPS Employment Center website are included here for convenient access.
To access the latest Supported Employment Fidelity Review Manual, please click here.


The IPS Employment Center currently offers several online training courses.

IPS Practitioner Skills
IPS Supervisor Skills
IPS Leadership Training
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Course



There are several IPS publications which can be ordered from The IPS Employment Center website, including:

IPS Supported Employment: A Practical Guide – 2013 Edition. (Swanson, S.J., Becker, D.R.)

Individual Placement and Support: An Evidence-Based Approach to Supported Employment – 2012.  (Drake, R.E., Bond, G.R. and Becker, D.R.) 

A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness – 2003 Edition. (Becker, D.R., Drake, D.E.)

Supported Employment: Applying the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model to Help Clients Compete in the Workforce – 2011. Sarah J Swanson and Deborah R. Becker.

IPS Supported Employment Program Implementation Guide, 2015 Edition. – (Swanson, S.J., Becker, D.R.)


Supported Employment Technology

The Center for Supported Employment Technology (CSET) at Dartmouth College is a Development Center funded by the Department of Education, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Comprised of an interdisciplinary team of leaders in Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment and technology, CSET aims to lead transformations in the delivery of IPS supported employment using emerging technology.

CSET staff complete formal research activities for Job Development Tool Implementation Trial

Training Videos

The IPS Employment Center hosts a variety of training videos on their website. Here is the link to a few training videos which may be useful to IPS programs.