The Benefits of EAPA
Changes occurring in work forces everywhere require professional services to assist both employers and their employees with managing change. Employee Assistance Programs (EAP’s) can respond to those needs. Individual counseling and coaching and education and training are among the strategies EAP’s use to intervene and assist with countless issues arising in the work force.
EAPA is the leading provider of products and services to employee assistance professionals and others interested in issues affecting employers and employees. EAPA can help employee assistance professionals stay current with the latest developments in the field, broaden and sharpen their skills, and increase their business contacts.
By joining EAPA, employee assistance professionals invest in their profession and their future.
- Education and training. EAPA’s Professional Development Institute provides year-round skill development trainings, workshops, and information sessions that enhance career development.
- Professional certification. EAPA sponsors the certified employee assistance professional (CEAP) credential, which denotes employee assistance professionals who are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of the industry.
- Resource Center. A wealth of resources is available through EAPA, including publications, information packets, and general data and information that help members stay current on issues affecting today’s workplace.
- Professional journal. The EAPA Exchange, a bi-monthly magazine, gives members an exclusive insight into the latest issues and trends affecting the EA profession.
- Chapter network. Through a large and diverse network of more than 100 chapters, EAPA offers benefits on the local level, including additional training, networking, business development, and leadership opportunities.
- Annual conference. Each year, EAPA hosts the world’s largest conference devoted to employee assistance, bringing together as many as 2,000 industry leaders to share their knowledge and experience and help identify and shape trends for the future.
- Legislative advocacy. EAPA protects the interests of members and the entire employee assistance profession through strong legislative and public policy efforts.
- On-line information. EAPA maintains a comprehensive Web site with a secure ‘members only’ section, links to external resources, a directory of members, a providers’ directory, a job bank, and much more.
- Membership directory. Employee assistance professionals who join EAPA have unlimited access to the best networking tool in the industry — the current roster of EAPA members.