This article reported our interview with Professor Gary Bond, Chancellor’s Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), who is a renowned researcher in psychiatric rehabilitation and supported employment. The interview focused on his research with people with mental illness in the United States. Professor Bond talked about his career from a researcher at Thresholds to a professor at IUPUI. After providing a thorough analysis of the development, issues, and trends regarding psychiatric rehabilitation in the United States, he talked about implications for developing psychiatric services in Hong Kong. Professor Bond is particularly interested in the area of vocational rehabilitation. He discussed the inadequacies of the skill training and “train-place” approaches and shared with us the promising results of the innovative approach of “place-train” approach of supported employment, particularly the individual placement and support model (IPS) developed by Drake and Becker in New Hampshire. The cultural relevance of the IPS model was discussed as well.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Hong Kong journal of mental health|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|