Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): An Allied Profession for Work/Life


  • Jodi M. Jacobson
  • Mark Attridge

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2010


  • Business Case
  • Health
  • Managers/Supervisors
  • Spillover
  • Wellbeing


  • Business and Management
  • Social Work


This entry examines the major theories, policies, and best practices related to designing and administering an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An emphasis is placed on the dual roles of EAP to support both individual employees and also the employer work organizations. To accomplish these goals, EAPs often partner with other strategic work organizations including work-life, human resources, management, occupational health, and medical departments.

Link: Employee_Assistance_Programs Encyclopedia