Chapter 17. Employee Assistance Programs: A Research-Based Primer

  1. Cary L. Cooper Professor Editor-in-Chief President Chair Fellow2,
  2. Dr. James Campbell Quick Professor Fellow3 and
  3. Marc J. Schabracq health psychologist consultant4
  1. Mark Attridge

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch17

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition

How to Cite

Attridge, M. (2009) Employee Assistance Programs: A Research-Based Primer, in International Handbook of Work and Health Psychology, Third Edition (eds C. L. Cooper, J. C. Quick and M. J. Schabracq), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470682357.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK

  2. 3

    Goolsby Leadership Academy, The University of Texas at Arlington, PO Box 19377, Arlington, TX 76019-0377, USA

  3. 4

    Human Factor Development, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Attridge Studios, Minneapolis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998069

Online ISBN: 9780470682357

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Keywords:

  • employee assistance programs - research-based primer;
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) in organizations;
  • workplace mental health and addictions;
  • Health and Productivity Management;
  • successful EAP - confidential, free and immediate access;
  • EAPs, primary channel to mental health care;
  • EAP services and positive clinical change;
  • EAP and ROI - dollars and (business) sense;
  • EAP supporting employees and organizations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Workplace Mental Health and Addictions

  • Profile of Employee Assistance Programs

  • Eap Outcomes and Business Value

  • Future Trends in EAP

  • Conclusion

  • References