A New Research-Driven Approach to Workplace Behavioral Health Services: Does This Present an Opportunity or a Challenge for EAPs?
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AbstractA new research-driven approach is emerging to the delivery of behavioral health services in the workplace. This new approach involves actively targeting those employees, as identified by research, whose personal problems are most likely to negatively impact their work performance. Because this new approach focuses on high-risk/high-cost employees, it has the potential to yield a greater return-on-investment (ROI) to an organization than traditional workplace programs, such as employee assistance programs (EAPs).
Table of Contents1) The High Prevalence of Behavioral Health Problems in the Workplace. 2) The High Workplace Cost of Behavioral Health Problems. 3) The High Unmet Need for Behavioral Health Treatment. 4) Current Programs Are Not Adequately Addressing the Need. 5) Case finding Practices that Identify High-Risk Employees. 6) Partnerships and Collaborations that Yield High-Risk Cases. 7) Essential Clinical Steps in the New Approach. 8) Assessment and Screening. 9) Brief Interventions and Referral for Treatment. 10 )Follow-up Strategies. 11) Implications for EAPs. 12) Conclusions. References (42)
DescriptionResearch report (7 pages) and slides (33) from a live audio presentation.
CitationAmaral, T., & Attridge, M. (2010, April). A new research-driven approach to workplace behavioral health services: Does this present an opportunity or a challenge for EAPs? EAP Advanced Training Institute’s Research Brief: Part 4 of 4. Yreka, CA: EAP Technology Systems.
Series/Report No.EAP Advanced Training Institute’s Research Brief Series;4
SponsorsEAP Technology Systems
workplace mental health
return on investment
Employee assistance programs
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