The Many Hats of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Consultant

  • Jennifer Shotlander

Abstract

As an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) consultant, the author plays an important role in supporting and maintaining a healthy and productive workforce. In the following narrative, the author reflects on her dual identity as a social worker and employee assistance professional. Social work and employee assistance share similar goals and standards of service, yet employee assistance has a unique workplace focus that is missing from social work, and social work provides treatment services not offered by employee assistance programs.

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