Employee Assistance Professionals Association, October 16-19, 2013, Phoenix

Date: October 16-19 2013

Employee Assistance Professionals Association, October 16-19, 2013, Phoenix

OMNI staff member, Melissa Richmond, PhD, will present with Christopher Knoepke, MSW, LSW, the Employee Assistance/Workplace Programs Coordinator at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. and Caitlin Kozicki, LPC, CEAP, Employee Assistance/Workplace Programs Director at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. and President of the Colorado Chapter of EAPA. For more information on EAPA, visit http://www.eapassn.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=495.

Presentation abstract: Unrecognized substance use and mental health problems expose employers to unnecessary costs for health insurance and lost productivity. To address this, EAPA endorsed Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) as a standard of practice. By adapting this evidence-based model for use in EAPs, employees receive assistance before these problems jeopardize their health or employment. This presentation will describe the process of implementing SBI into a traditional EAP, as well as evidence of improved recognition of issues among employee-clients. Attendees will gain competence in the use of these delivery programs and learn accurate estimates of prevalence of common problems in EAP practice.

For more information about this year's conference visit: http://www.eapassn.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3608

Date To Expire: 10/19/2013 8:30 PM