AuthorMasi, Dale A.
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AbstractThis article presents an overall view of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Beginning with the history, this article describes various models and essential ingredients of EAPs. It then discusses current trends including integration with Work/Life, web-based services, EAP accreditation, and the growth of international programs. Several issues are discussed including the need for licensing done nationally rather than by states and the effect the lack of substance abuse and brief counseling education has had on the delivery of EAP services. Future directions for EAPs emphasize the importance of quality assurance and the development of performance measurements, performance guarantees, and outcome measurements. The formation of the Alliance for Employee Assistance Advancement, an organization of organizations, completes the description and shows a new direction for EAPs in the next millennium.
CitationMasi, D. A. (2005). Employee Assistance Programs in the new millennium. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health,7(3), 157-168.
KeywordAlliance for Employee Assistance Advancement
Council on Accreditation
Employee assistance programs