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About the Library: Although no credit is available for any of the library content, the information is still valuable to those interested in learning about the work done by employee assistance professionals. Content originally presented in a webinar format is presented here in it's full, unedited form. Please disregard any "dial-in" information. The audio is integrated into the recording and can be heard through your computer's speakers.

This is a FREE resource. EAPA is unable to issue certificates of completion for any content in the library.
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Alphabetical Listing of Library Resources


2007 Staying @ Work Survey: Highlights from US & Canadian Health & Productivity Scorecards Relevant to EAPs
Webinar presented by: Joseph Ricciuti, PhD; Steve Nyce, PhD; Mark Attridge, PhD
Presentation date: 08/13/08

This session offers an “inside look” at how large employers in the US and Canada are working to reduce costs and improve workplace productivity. Researchers and consultants from Watson Wyatt discuss survey results revealing current trends in corporate health, productivity, and disability management programs relevant to services provided by employee assistance programs.
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Behavioral Risk Management: An Employer Health & Productivity Initiative
Webinar presented by: Marcia Carruthers
Presentation date(s): Thursday, August 13

Investing in employee mental health is one of the most important initiatives that an employer can make in order to reduce absence, increase productivity and address the overall health of its employees. Integrating this aspect into a benefits program recognizes the prevalence of human behavior in everything that we do. Savvy employers now realize that having their employees “mentally healthy” can mean having them at work and focused rather than off work and unproductive. The use of innovative EAP’s is one of the primary ways that these kinds of programs can be successfully launched. Access Recording   

Best Practices for Providing EA Services via Email Exchange
Webinar presented by: DeeAnna Merz Nagel, LPC, DCC
Archived: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Embedding the EAP Within the Organization
Webinar presented by: Mike Cipressi, MSW, CEAP
Archived: Feburary 12, 2009 

EAPs have long understood that utilization of EA services is influenced by the degree to which the program is integrated into the organizational culture. How do you influence work organization leaders to fully utilize EA services? Indicators of organizational acceptance go well beyond individual employee utilization to include supervisory referral rate, integration of EA services into such workplace processes as emergency response planning, business continuity planning, workplace threat assessment, and integration into the post-disability return to work process.
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Getting Back to Work: From Fired to Inspired to Hired 
Webinar presented by: Linda K. Rolie
Presentation date(s): Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 2pm Eastern

Losing a job can be devastating—financially, professionally, and emotionally. Employees impacted by layoff must deal with the challenging emotions that accompany job loss: fear, shock, anger, loss of self-esteem, identity and purpose. It is imperative to successful career transition that job seekers not bring negative emotional baggage into future job interviews. As an EA professional who desires to acquire career counseling competencies, you can learn to help those individuals quickly move through the stages of loss and move on by attending this webinar. Access Recording

Introduction to Workplace Substance Abuse 
Webinar presented by: Tara Haskins, RN; Jan Price, LCSW, CEAP
Archived: March 6, 2008

This webinar is targeted to the EAP with limited experience in workplace intervention with substance abuse. The presentation will discuss signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol related impairment in the workplace. Participants will be provided with signs & symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace information as well as model questions for telephonic assessment. The presentation will also discuss the role of supervisors and the EAP in workplace intervention and ongoing support.
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Jump Start: Helping Your Clients Overcome Barriers to 12-Step Involvement in Early Recovery
Webinar presented by: Kelly Madigan Erlandson
Presentation date(s): 9/11/08

The initial days and weeks of recovery are a time of crisis for most people. EA professionals recognize, and research supports the idea that AA or other 12-step involvement early in recovery and in combination with treatment helps clients be most successful. Over time, it is easy to forget the fear and frustration which may accompany attending an AA meeting for the first time. What are the barriers employees face in becoming involved in 12-step programs, and how can we help them overcome these barriers? 
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Linking, Tweeting & Blogging: Social Media Tools for the EA Professional Webinar presented by: Kelly Gallagher, CEAP 
Archived:  June 2, 2011 

Use of the Internet has increased exponenentially in recent years, with nearly three-quarters of Americans having access to the Internet.  As more individuals use the Internet and it's search technologies, they are relying on it for information on nearly every facet of life, including mental health services.  As a result, fewer people are relying on traditional phone book to locate mental health or substance abuse services. With over one million searches each month on these topics, how do you get your website noticed? This workshop will introduce you to the various forms of social media available and show you how to use them to the most out of the Internet to market your program or practice and increase traffic on your website.
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EA Professionals Assisting Managers: Coaching for Performance, Motivation and Engagement
Webinar presented by: Mickey Parsons, MEd, MCC, CEAP
Archived: June 12, 2008
The EAP’s unique corporate role provides EA professionals the opportunity to support leaders as they develop their people skills. Many organizations encourage managers to use one-on-one coaching with their employees to provide behaviorally based feedback on job performance. By supporting supervisors as they coach employees on a routine basis, the EA professional has the opportunity to establish rapport which facilitates referral to the EAP, prior to administrative action, when job performance is suffering and a referral to the EAP would be most effective.
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EAP Strategies for Performance Enhancement: Using a Presence-based Coaching Model to Develop Employee Leadership
Webinar presented by: Patrick Williams, EdD, MCC
Archived:  April 30, 2009

Learn how "presence" can help you coach employees to gain a fresh perspective on familiar problems and empower their ability to think and act in positive ways. Dr. Williams will draw on the work of Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer and Doug Silsbee to describe the principles of presence and explain how to apply “presencing” using the coach approach with your employees and clients. Understanding how to use the power of presence along with coaching will help you lead others in unlocking the doors of opportunity to increased awareness, making conscious choices for actions, and more successfully contributing to an organization that respects the interrelationships of the varied operations of a whole organization.
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Opioid Addiction Treatment Update for EAPs

Webinar presented by: Tara Haskins, RN
Archived: March 20, 2008

Opioid addiction in is a growing problem due to changes in the market of illicit heroin and increases in the diversion of prescription drugs. This type of drug abuse is particularly challenging to identify and manage in the workplace. A combination of new pharmacotherapy and policy developments has made it possible to dramatically expand effective treatment for opioid addicts in America. Employee assistance professionals can help employees and supervisors come to grips with a disease that is chronic, relapsing and fatal.
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Prevention is an EAP Core Technology
Webinar presented by: Joel Bennett, PhD; Mark Attridge, PhD
Presentation date(s): 3/11/08

How does your EAP's practice compare with others in the field today? See what 200 EA professionals said about the relevancy of the seven "Core" practices (as originally defined by Blum & Roman) in their work today. Has integration with work/life and wellness programs made us more or less effective in identifying, preventing, intervening in substance abuse at work? What about depression and other costly mental health concerns that affect the bottom line?
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Psychological and Psychiatric Fitness for Duty
Webinar presented by: David Fisher, PhD
Presentation date(s): 1/15/08

From time-to-time, the EAP is faced with a case of great sensitivity and severity. Where should the EA professional turn when a situation requires more than a typical assessment, such as an independent medical evaluation, or when psychological testing is required? What are the responsibilities of the employer and EAP when an evaluation is needed for medical/legal purposes? Who are the parties involved in this process? Join us to learn more about this important topic.
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Should I Tweet, Friend or Get LinkedIn? An EA Professional's Guide to Social Networking
Webinar presented by: Marina London, LCSW, CEAP; Jan Price, LCSW, CEAP
Presentation date(s): 6/11/09

The media is all a-flutter with talk of Twitter and other forms of social networking. Is this a passing fad or an essential tool for EA professionals? Join EAPA's own Marina London and Jan Price as they provide you with essential information for the professional use of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, along with ideas for applying these powerful tools to marketing & staffing your EAP. Learn how to create secure an EAP Facebook page, use LinkedIn to for business development, and identifying qualified staff candidates, and make an appropriate marketing decision for your EAP, "to tweet? or not to tweet?" Access Recording

Web Secrets for EAP and Mental Health Professionals
Webinar presented by: Marina London, LCSW, CEAP
Presentation date(s): 2/5/09

You do not have to be a geek to understand the power of Web 2.0 and expand your business or your private practice. This informative (and entertaining) presentation will help you leap into the 21st century and boost your professional exposure and earning potential. Learn about the Internet, new media, and boost your private practice and/or organizational visibility. This webinar will show you how to translate your vision into a growing presence on the World Wide Web. Leverege technology to make new contacts, influence people and increase your earning potential. Topics include understanding Web 2.0, building a website, the effective use of blogs, Wikipedia and Listservs. We will also discuss Virtual Assistants, Skype, Social Networking Websites and broadcasting Yourself on You Tube. Access Recording 

Working With Employees Facing Foreclosure
Webinar presented by: Mary Hurlburt
Presentation date(s): 8/19/08

Facing foreclosure is emotionally paralyzing and negatively impacts job performance. Employees who seek assistance from trusted individuals often turn to EA professionals for help. Compounding the current U.S. mortgage crisis, there are many disreputable financial predators preying on employees in financial distress. There are alternatives to draining the 401(k). You know how to assist with emotional distress, but do you know all the practical tools available when faced with an employee on the brink of loosing a home.
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