IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dr. Mark Attridge
This article presents a commentary by scholar Dr. Mark Attridge on the best practices and current trends in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefit for employees in the United States. The goal is to help employers better understand and maximize their EAP by presenting research-based content in a style that is more conversational than academic. The paper starts with an overview of the basic qualities that define and differentiate EAPs. This is followed by examining short-term counseling and related individual EAP services for supporting distressed workers.