Possible Selves: The Benefits of Interprofessional, Interagency Collaboration

  • Pamela A. Viggiani
  • Ellen Contopidis
  • Dawn Vogler Elias
  • Jennie I. Schaff
  • Nuala S. Boyle
Keywords: interprofessional collaboration, interagency collaboration, possible selves


This article presents a discussion of interprofessional and interagency collaborative teams that formed to create and implement a post-secondary campus based transition program (CBTP) for individuals with developmental disabilities. The article examines the collaboration and highlights the benefits for stakeholders. It explores the non-summativity and the synergy that resulted from participation in a collaborative team. The article suggests that the collaborative model and the CBTP program allow for the imagining of possible selves for all collaborative partners and program participants.