New developments in employee assistance programs

Robert K. White, David R. McDuff, Robert P. Schwartz, Stuart A. Tiegel, Chelsea P. Judge

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Employee assistance programs have developed from alcoholism assessment and referral centers to specialized behavioral health programs. Comprehensive employee assistance programs are defined by six major components: identification of problems based on job performance, consultation with supervisors, constructive confrontation, evaluation and referral, liaison with treatment providers, and substance abuse expertise. Other services have been added as enhancements to the basic model and include managed behavioral health activities and professional assistance committees, which provide services for impaired professionals and executives. Recent developments in the field are illustrated through examples from the experience of the employee assistance program at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-391
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatric Services
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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