Journal article

The development and characteristics of Employee Assistance Programs around the globe

Ann Roche, Victoria Kostadinov, Jacqui Cameron, Ken Pidd, Alice McEntee, Vinita Duraisingam

JOURNAL OF WORKPLACE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

A global online survey of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) professionals regarding EAP characteristics and development was conducted. Seventy-four respondents from 25 countries participated. Key developmental drivers identified were consumer demand and industry-based initiatives. EAPs were typically delivered by private “for-profit” organizations. EAP services predominantly comprised relationship, mental health, and trauma counseling delivered over four to five sessions through various delivery modes. Increasing focus on well-being and greater utilization of technology were reported. Few EAP-specific qualifications were offered, and professional standards were mostly voluntary. Although EAP..

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This survey was undertaken to inform a larger review of the international history of EAPs funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation.