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dc.contributor.authorHaaz, Edward J.
dc.contributor.authorMaynard, John Blackwell
dc.contributor.authorPetrica, Stephen C., M.Div., M.P.H.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Charles E., M.H.S., C.E.A.P.
dc.descriptionWhite Paper on the History of Accreditation in Canada & the US re: EAPsen_US
dc.description.abstractAccreditation is a means of verifying the professional competence and programmatic integrity of an employee assistance program (EAP). This paper examines the history of the accreditation of EAPs in the United States and Canada by the two dominant professional associations in the field, and makes some observations about the outlook for EAP accreditation. The two professional associations, driven by divergent philosophies, have evolved differently in their approach to accreditation. However, they share the conviction that control of standards is essential to the self-definition of a professional field, and has implications as well for marketing and governmental regulation. Accreditation thus has an important role in those areas, and should define acceptable standards in the emerging employee assistance environment, which entails such issues as managed behavioral health care, work-life, and international programs. Accreditation may also help advance thinking about current tensions in the field, and thus help shape its future.en_US
dc.subjectcontrol of standardsen_US
dc.subjectmanaged behavioral health careen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmployee assistance programsen_US
dc.subject.lcshManaged mental health careen_US
dc.subject.lcshWork-life balance
dc.subject.meshProfessional Competenceen_US
dc.titleEmployee Assistance Program Accreditation: History and Outlooken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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