ERIC Number: ED296662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
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An Undergraduate Major in Employee Assistance.
Nida, Steve A.; Braucht, George S.
An undergraduate program of study to prepare professionals in careers in employee assistance is described, along with implications for traditional undergraduate psychology programs that wish to expand career options available to graduates. The program, which has a broad coursework base in psychology, was developed in the College of Arts and Sciences at Franklin University. Students who complete the program earn a bachelor of science degree. In addition to required courses in abnormal psychology, social psychology, applied research methods, and counseling, electives include traditional psychology courses such as personality and industrial psychology. Fundamental to the program is a strong interdisciplinary approach that blends business coursework and training in the social and behavioral sciences. The cornerstone of the curriculum is a four-course counseling sequence designed to promote the development of basic brief counseling and referral skills. Although the program is oriented toward the student who will work directly with troubled employees, graduate work in employee assistance, psychology, counseling, or social work is possible for program graduates to pursue. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a symposium at a meeting of the American Psychological Association (New York, NY, August 28-September 1, 1987).