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Penny Liles

IPS Supported Employment Trainer


Clinical Instructor


Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health – Carrboro

Education and Training:

BS, Applied Communication, Appalachian State University
MA/MDiv, Religious Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary
MS, Rehabilitation Counseling, North Carolina A&T State University

Summary Statement:

IPS Consultant and Trainer with the Institute for Best Practices. Penny has more than five years of experience in community mental health as a Vocational Specialist on ACT and as an IPS Team Leader for Monarch Winston-Salem. She also has experience working with Vocational Rehabilitation as a Practicum Student. She was an active participant at a local IPS Learning Collaborative, leading discussions on how to use the Career Profile to build a Person-Centered Plan and using Motivational Interviewing to discuss work values. Penny believes that employment should be an option for all people and hopes to promote employment as a vital part of recovery in her new role.

Penny Liles