ERIC Number: ED328844
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
EAP Referrals: From Supervisor Training to Client Assessment.
Schneider, Rob; Colan, Neil
For several decades Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) have been a resource in the workplace to handle troubled employees. The areas of supervisor training and employee motivation provide opportunities for involvement of psychologists in the EAP field. Surveys conducted with EAP directors revealed that many programs are planning to do supervisor training, and believe that it is effective in achieving a variety of goals. The technique of constructive confrontation has been used extensively in the workplace to motivate troubled employees to go to EAPs. A recent study by Boston University's Center on Work and Family found that over one-half of the EAPs surveyed were using confrontational approaches with their clients. In contrast to this approach, a technique called Motivational Interviewing, which views motivation as something one does rather than as something one has, and other similar approaches have had positive results. Psychologists are already in the forefront of this research effort, and future research can take advantage of the availability of the workplace setting. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Motivational Interview Strategies
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).