Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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MSER with Matthew J. Smith, PhD (March 31st, 2023) – Virtual Reality Job Interview Training

March 15, 2023

Ever wonder what researchers are finding out about employment for people with mental illnesses/mental health conditions? BUCPR is pleased to present "Making Sense of Employment Research", a webinar series designed to discuss a recent published research study in a clear and relevant way, even for those who know little or nothing about research. Presentation: "Virtual Reality Interview Training: An Enhancement to IPS Supported Employment for Adults with Serious Mental Illness" Dr. Smith's presentation will focus on his program of research that develops and evaluates virtual reality job interview training as an enhancement to existing employment services. In particular, the individual placement and support model of supported employment. Matthew J. Smith, PhD, is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Smith is the director of the NIH-Funded Level Up: Employment Skills Simulation Lab. The mission of his lab is to develop and evaluate technology-based interventions to help obtain and sustain employment for people from marginalized and underserved communities. Join us: March 31st, 2023, 12 pm EST. Register at

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