Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Employee assistance programs;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2002 Paul H. Wehrman
Wehrman, Paul H., "Employee assistance programs and mental health counselors" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1705.