An RCT of Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in IPS Supported Employment
Virtual reality job interview training (VR-JIT) is a computerized interview simulator with efficacy at enhancing interview skills and employment outcomes. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to assess VR-JIT effectiveness when implemented within the individual placement and support (IPS) model of supported employment where approximately 55% of individuals with serious mental illness obtain employment.
Findings revealed that IPS non-responders (n=46) in the IPS+VR-JIT group had greater odds of obtaining employment and shorter time-to-employment than IPS-as-usual. IPS+VR-JIT, as compared to IPS-as-usual, significantly improved their interview skills, interview confidence, and interview anxiety.
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February 17, 2022