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Burns, Shannon M. – Adult Learning, 1998
Discusses the use of formal employee assistance programs (EAPs) with adult students who have personal problems that could affect their school performance. Looks at the differences between EAPs and traditional counseling services: EAPs have a written assistance policy; they institutionalize consistency; they are confidential. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Counseling Services, Employee Assistance Programs
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Schmidenberg, Olive C.; Cordery, John L. – Employee Relations, 1990
Interviews with 20 branch managers and 20 accountants in an Australian bank determined factors influencing the success of an employee assistance program (EAP). It was found that policies requiring supervisors to act against normal managerial practice doom EAPs to failure. Organizational analysis to integrate the EAP within existing organizational…
Descriptors: Banking, Employee Assistance Programs, Employer Employee Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Thomas A., Jr.; And Others – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1989
Addresses issues pertinent to training Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) students to develop the skills needed to become Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) professionals. Describes qualifications for becoming EAP professional. Suggests how skills may be taught within the framework of an academically based MFT training program. (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Employee Assistance Programs, Family Counseling, Higher Education
McGaffey, Thomas N. – Personnel Administrator, 1978
Discusses and describes some active Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). An EAP is a stress intervention program that, when combined with other stress prevention procedures, can serve as an effective base for developing a comprehensive managerial system for combating organizational stress. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Coping, Employer Employee Relationship, Organizations (Groups), Prevention
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Hosie, Thomas W.; And Others – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1993
Studied employment and roles of master's-level counselors in employee assistance programs (EAPs). Counselors were found to be similar to those with Master's of Social Work degrees in employment rate and percentage of EAP staff. Both groups were most frequently employed and constituted greatest percentage of professional mental health staff in…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Counselors, Employee Assistance Programs, Employment
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Csiernik, Rick – Evaluation and Program Planning, 1995
This review of literature on Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) focuses on EAP delivery options. More than half of the 48 studies reviewed used a case study approach. EAPs provided by on-staff professionals were the most frequently discussed delivery option, although this is not the most dominant form of EAP provision. (SLD)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Employee Assistance Programs, Literature Reviews
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Gerstein, Lawrence; And Others – Journal of Employment Counseling, 1993
Examined role of organizational hierarchy and staff status in number of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) referrals made by potential helpers and relationship of these variables to personal EAP use among 157 supervisors and 232 employees. Supervisors suggested more EAP referrals than did employees. Middle level staff received EAP services more…
Descriptors: Employee Assistance Programs, Employees, Employment Level, Organizational Climate
Pogue, Gregory – Business Officer, 1994
During a period of retrenchment, colleges and universities are increasingly developing employee assistance programs (EAPs) to help personnel cope with personal and work-related problems. Successful EAPs have top management commitment, have written policies and procedure, focus on employee performance, provide professional assistance, involve the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Employee Assistance Programs, Higher Education, Personnel Management
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Sweeney, Anthony P.; Hohenshil, Thomas H.; Fortune, Jimmie C. – Journal of Employment Counseling, 2002
Study examines job satisfaction in a national sample of employee assistance program (EAP) professionals. Data were collected from 210 EAP professionals through mailed surveys. Results indicate that respondents employed by external EAP organizations were more satisfied with their jobs than those who were employed by internal EAPs. (Contains 20…
Descriptors: Employee Assistance Programs, Job Satisfaction, Quality of Working Life, Role Conflict
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Googins, Bradley; Davidson, Bruce N. – Social Work, 1993
Notes that many employee assistance programs (EAPs) are broadening their function to address rapidly changing human and social issues of environments in which they operate, refocusing practice to include organization as the client. Discusses traditional EAP practice, evolution of EAPs, changes confronting corporations, and alternative model in…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Employee Assistance Programs, Employees, Organizations (Groups)
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Gerstein, Lawrence H.; Bayer, Gregory A. – Journal of Counseling and Development, 1991
Discusses contribution of Bystander-Equity Model of Supervisory Helping Behavior to pursuit of employee assistance program (EAP) research based on traditions of field of counseling. Offers structure for pursuing empirical and applied activities in EAP settings. Encourages counseling researchers and practitioners to respond to challenge of working…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Employee Assistance Programs, Helping Relationship, Models
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Arthur, Andrew R. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2000
Discusses the employee assistance program (EAP), a benefit increasingly provided by United Kingdom employers that claims to reduce the effects of stress on individuals and organizations, provide a management tool to improve workplace performance and productivity, and respond to critical incidents. Describes EAPs, their history, development and…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Employee Assistance Programs, Foreign Countries, Job Performance
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Ryan, Katherine C. – CUPA Journal, 1997
Employee assistance programs (EAPs) are emerging as an efficient way to address employee rights, particularly in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Well-managed EAPs help maintain a healthy, motivated, productive workforce, show effort to provide reasonable accommodation of employee needs, and may…
Descriptors: Agency Role, College Administration, Employee Assistance Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Hughes, Daniel; Olsen, Mary C.; Newhouse, Carly – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2018
This article explores the current state of Occupational Social Work/Employee Assistance (OSW/EA) education. It examines the relationship between social work curricula, field placement experiences, and entry-level employment opportunities in the OSW/EA field. It is based on an educational initiative called the Partnership for Employee Assistance…
Descriptors: Social Work, Employee Assistance Programs, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Hahn, Andrew B. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2005
Employee assistance programs, or EAPs, are an employee benefit designed to help workers meet their work and family needs. However, questions have been raised about the design, utilization, and scale of services that EAPs make possible for low-wage workers. This article explores whether on college campuses an EAP benefit can simultaneously meet the…
Descriptors: Employees, Employee Assistance Programs, Low Income Groups, Higher Education
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