The Journal of Employee Assistance

The Journal of Employee Assistance (JEA) is the quarterly magazine of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals. The Journal is a professional development focused publication.

The Journal provides EAPA members with insights into trends and developments affecting the workplace and the workforce. Recent issues addressed in the Journal include the integration of employee assistance and work/life services, the credentialing of employee assistance professionals and programs, the need for legal and financial assistance programs in the workplace, recent developments in addiction treatment, and research on employee assistance programs and other subjects of interest to employee assistance professionals.

The Journal of Employee Assistance accepts advertising. Questions about advertising should be directed to EAPA's advertising manager Joan Treece at 303-242-2046, sending a fax to 303-736-4390, or sending an e-mail to

The Journal is available only to EAPA members.

Submitting an Article
Articles submitted for publication in the Journal of Employee Assistance should be between 1,200 and 2,000 words in length and address some aspect of employee assistance programming, service delivery, professional education or training, or a related topic. If you would like to submit an article, you are encouraged to contact the editor at to discuss its suitability for publication.

2017 JEA Topics and Publication Dates

For 2017, the JEA is seeking articles with an emphasis on the following:

    Addictions -  especially as relates to medical marijuana
    Millennials – what EA services do they want – how  they impact the workplace
    Non-US news – especially from Africa
    EA in Canada
    CIR/Workplace violence/PTSD/Disaster
    How to respond to an active shooter situation
    Response to terrorism in San Bernadino
    Law and ethics topics
    Value of EAP/ROI/ How to market EAPs
    Culture/race/ageism/ gender as they impact EA practice
    Newcomers survivor guide or articles geared towards those new to the profession
    Politics of working in client organizations 
    EAPs of the future
    Life coaching as part of EAP
    EAP and corrections
    Seeing minors – what forms (consents, statements of understanding) to use
    EAPs and the refugee  crisis 

For the JEA's most recent and upcoming publication dates, click here.

JEA Archive
Beginning with the third quarter of 2007, articles from every Journal of Employee Assistance issue are archived in HTML format, available to EAPA members only. The HTML format makes it possible to search content via the EAPA website's SEARCH function. Prior to the third quarter of 2007, every JEA issue going back to the first quarter of 2005 is available in pdf format. Both members and non members can browse the Archive landing page which provides a comprehensive listing of archived issues and topics.

 All requests for JEA article reprints should be forwarded to
  • EAPA staff can create and send PDFs of requested articles if available. 
  • Authors of JEA articles may share copies of their own articles from the JEA for educational use only. Proper citation of the JEA issue should be included when distributing.
  • EAPA will not create PDFs of an entire JEA issue.

The EAPA Communications Advisory Panel meets annually at the EAPA Annual Conference to discuss issues related to the management and publication of the Journal and to develop an editorial calendar for the coming year. The members of the EAPA Communications Advisory Panel are:

  • Maria Lund, chair
  • Mark Attridge
  • Nancy Board
  • Dan Boissonneault
  • Mark Cohen
  • Donald Jorgensen
  • Eduardo Lambardi
  • Peizhong Li
  • John Maynard
  • Bernie McCann
  • Igor Moll
  • David Sharar

EAPA Staff

  • Mike Jacquart - Editor
  • Marina London - Web Editor
  • Greg DeLapp - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Jacquart, Editor