Magazine article The Journal of Employee Assistance

Strengthening Our Profession: Vital Research and the CEAP[R]

Magazine article The Journal of Employee Assistance

Strengthening Our Profession: Vital Research and the CEAP[R]

Article excerpt

In 2015, EAPA endorsed the Workplace Outcome Suite (WOS) as an evidence-based tool to demonstrate EAP effectiveness. This issue's cover story highlights a recent study by Chestnut Global Partners (CGP) in partnership with DuPont that shows how using the WOS generates evidence of the positive value of using EA services. Authors Dave Sharar, Matt Mollenhauer, and Paul Heck explain how the WOS is working not only in the U.S., but also in other nations. This isn't the only important study involving the WOS. CGP and EAPA recently published a global report that demonstrated gains in workplace effectiveness after using EAP services. See the article on page 11.

In a feature story in this issue, Chet Taranowski, PhD, CEAP, and Paul Tewksbury, LCSW-C, CEAP, provide readers with in-depth details about the landmark survey of CEAPs conducted by the Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC). Since its inception, the CEAP has grown from a primarily U.S.-based credential to an internationally recognized certification. And yet, the CEAP[R] remains the only credential that certifies the holder's advanced knowledge of EAP practice. As a result, enhancing its value is vital to our profession, and the EACC survey offers valuable information toward doing just that.

Continuing the theme of strengthening our profession, Carl Tisone, an early pioneer of US-based and international EA service delivery, discusses a new major research effort, the EAP History Project. …

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