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Keywords

Employee assistance programs;

Abstract

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) are services to help employees, and often their dependents, in finding assistance for substance abuse, mental, emotional, family, health, legal, or other personal problems (Balzer & Pargament, 1987; Masi, 1997; Spicer, 1987). For counselors who may not be familiar with EAPs, a brief history is presented. There are four models of EAPs and these are described along with the advantages and disadvantages of each model. Details of how to start an EAP are given coupled with facts about which population may utilize the EAP services. A report on the training, responsibilities, and tasks of EAP counselors is presented along with a description of future trends. The purpose of this paper is to assist mental health professionals who are considering the possibility of working as EAP counselors with knowledge of what is required to perform the job.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Wanpen Murgatroyd

Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (31 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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