Free Pre-Conference training previews! 


Can’t decide which of our amazing pre-conference sessions to choose? Watch our brief free “precon preview” webinars to help you make your decision! 

 CEAP Exam Prep Course  Click here to register for this program
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 Tuesday, October 9th: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM 
 4.0 PDHs in Domains I, II, III 
 Liz McBride, CEAP Director of Employee Assistance, U.S. House of Representatives 

This course provides CEAP candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully evaluate questions on the CEAP exam. The facilitator will review the key concepts of each EAP Job Performance Domain and provide insight into test design. Participants will be presented with practice test questions and strategies for identifying key words and eliminating distracters. The questions cover material consistent with a broad overview of the profession from multiple perspectives and EA service models. Participants will be challenged to assess questions with best practices in mind rather than from the point of view of their own EA program’s policies and procedures.

EAPA Business Solutions: Effectively Defining Your EAP Click here to register for this program
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Tuesday, October 9th: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
 4.0 PDHs in Domain I 
 John Cloonan, MBA Marketing Director, Kinetix 

Can you define what an EAP does in three sentences? How about the value of your EAP business compared to others in the industry? At the end of this workshop, you should be able to do just that. We’ll use Simon Sinek’s “Start with why” framework to define the EAP industry, answering the questions: 1) Why do EAPs exist? 2) How do they fulfill the promise of that existence? And, 3) What activities are involved. We’ll boil this down into a 3-5 sentence elevator pitch that we’ll practice within small groups. Additionally, we’ll create presentation materials to back up that elevator pitch.

Planning and Implementing a 21st Century EAP from Zero to Go Click here to register for this program
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Wednesday, October 10th: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 7.0 PDHs in Domain I 
 Marina London, LCSW, CEAP, Director of Communication, EAPA 
 Mike Klaybor, Ed.D., CEAP Consultant/Private Practice, EAP in a Box 

 Are you a behavioral health care provider, group practice, hospital, business or entrepreneur wishing to start an Employee Assistance Program? Designed for the EAP novice, this course reviews everything you need to consider as you start a fledgling program. Led by experts in creating EAPs, this session will introduce you to the “tools of the trade.” This engaging course uses multimedia examples of EAP best practices, sample presentations and customizable templates of essential documents. This is the ONLY place to gain an understanding of fundamentals necessary to successfully launch and run a tech savvy EAP this year!

Masterful Consultation: Deepen Your Consulting Toolkit & Expand Your EAP’s Value Click here to register for this program
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 Wednesday, October 10th: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 7.0 PDHs in Domains I, II 
 Jeffrey Harris, MFT, CEAP Program Manager, EAP & WorkLife Services 
 Markus Dietrich, Global Director of EAP, DuPont 

What opportunities present themselves when a supervisor calls you regarding a troubled employee? The most obvious is to facilitate a referral and create a solution for both parties. But thinking more deeply about the power of management consultation, each contact might provide an opportunity for you to significantly impact your work organization and boost the perceived value of your EAP. Join two seasoned CEAPs with extensive consulting experience in an immersive day of exploration, case studies, and interactive elements intended to deepen your toolkit for impactful management consultation, in ways that elicit loyalty and value from organization leaders. 

Best Practices in Employee and Organizational Risk Management Click here to register for this program
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 Wednesday, October 10th: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM 
 4 PDHs in Domains II, III 
 Mark Attridge, Ph.D., MA President, Attridge Consulting, Inc. 

 This new workshop examines the global research literature to identify the evidence-based best practices that employee assistance providers can use to better manage the behavioral health risks of employees and of the organizations they serve. All six aspects of risk management will be addressed. These include: 1) Prevalence; 2) Burden; 3) Prevention; 4) Identification; 5) Reduction; and 6) Restoration. Practical application of the research will be presented. 

 Fundamentals of EAP Click here to register for this program
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 Wednesday, October 10th: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
 4 PDHs in Domain I 

 The majority of EAPs provide EA services via a network of mental health professionals in private practice. This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge necessary to join affiliate provider panels and grow your private practice. Already on an EAP panel? In that case: how do you become the “go-to” clinician who consistently provides high quality EAP assessment, referral, and short-term counseling services? The insider information in this course, and a listing in EAPA’s preferred provider database, will give you the tools you can use to attract more EAP referrals to your practice.