What is EAPA?
The Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world’s largest, oldest, and most respected membership organization for employee assistance professionals. With members in over 40 countries around the globe, EAPA is the world’s most relied upon source of information and support for and about the employee assistance profession. EAPA publishes the Journal of Employee Assistance, hosts professional conferences and offers training and other resources to fulfill its mission. EAPA’s mission is to promote the highest standards of EA practice and the continuing development of employee assistance professionals, programs and services.
The Benefits of EAPA Membership
Today, more than ever, employers and employees recognize the value of employee assistance programs and services. The rapid pace and unparalleled degree of change in the workplace is underscoring the importance of employee assistance programs and the concurrent need for education, training, and development of employee assistance professionals.
EAPA is the leading provider of products and services to employee assistance professionals and others interested in issues affecting employers and employees. EAPA can help employee assistance professionals stay current with the latest developments in the field, broaden and sharpen their skills, and increase their business contacts.
By joining EAPA, employee assistance professionals invest in their profession and their future.
Professional Development. The EAPA Learning Center is designed to provide professional development on a wide variety of topics which impact your job performance as an EA professional. Whether you are interested in obtaining PDH credit toward earning or maintaining your CEAP credential, looking for online DOT supervisor/employee training, or interested in becoming a DOT qualified SAP, the EAPA Learning Center has resources for you.
Online professional development opportunities include live, online courses and webinars held throughout the year. Webinars are recorded and archived for easy and convenient access. In addition, The EAPA Learning Center’s Conference Online website provides anytime access to multimedia re-creations of sessions from past Annual World EAP Conferences.
Professional certification. EAPA sponsors the certified employee assistance professional (CEAP) credential, the only credential that denotes mastery of the concepts and skills required by competent employee assistance professionals.
Professional journal. The quarterly Journal of Employee Assistance provides members an exclusive insight into the latest issues and trends affecting the EA profession.
Chapter and branch network. Through a large and diverse network of nearly 60 chapters and branches on five continents, EAPA offers benefits on the local level, including additional training, networking, business development, and leadership opportunities.
Annual conference. Each year, EAPA hosts the world's largest conference devoted to employee assistance, bringing together as many as 2,000 leaders and professionals to share their knowledge and experience and to help identify and shape trends for the future.
Public policy awareness. EAPA protects the interests of members and the entire employee assistance profession by keeping members aware of important developments in the public policy arena.
On-line information. EAPA maintains a comprehensive Web site with a secure 'members only' section, links to external resources, a directory of members, a providers' directory, the EAP Career Central, and much more.
Who Should Join EAPA?
Individuals and organizations in the employee assistance field should join EAPA, as well as those who want to expand their knowledge of workplace issues and trends affecting performance and productivity. EAPA members include:
Professional counselors and therapists
Substance abuse practitioners
Occupational health and wellness professionals
Human resource professionals
Risk management experts
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