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  • Evidence finds that CISD frequently does harm; seldom helps
  • Most EAP users recover after counseling
  • EAPA's online 'Conference on Demand' package offers unlimited access to 2012 and 2011 World EAP Conference sessions
  • Study links well-being, job performance
  • Program aims to lessen impact of depression in the workplace
  • Most depression patients report discrimination
  • Expert: Older workers particularly vulnerable to bullying
  • Study: One-fifth of workers seeking online EAP help researching depression
  • Online avatars, cyber concierges walk workers through benefits
  • Lifespan shortened by alcohol dependence, especially among women
  • Are spiritual people less stressed at work?
  • Erasing harassment makes fiscal sense
  • Sick doctors returning to work struggle with feelings of shame, failure



  • Evidence finds that CISD frequently does harm;
    seldom helps

    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Dr. Richard Gist, keynote presenter at EAPA's 2012 World EAP Conference in Baltimore last week, reviewed the increasingly clear research evidence that the critical incident stress debriefing process produces far more negative than positive outcomes. Based on the evidence, he noted that EA professionals still providing CISD services should stop doing so immediately, and he reviewed the growing evidence base for alternative approaches. A full video recording of his remarks, including his PowerPoint slides and downloadable resource materials will be available on EAPA's Conference on Demand within the next few weeks. A similar conclusion was reached by Dr. Tonya Slawinski in her article titled, "Saying Goodbye to the Mitchell Model," in the fourth Quarter 2012 issue of the Journal of Employee Assistance. The JEA is distributed to all EAPA members in print form, and now is also available to EAPA members online.

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    Most EAP users recover after counseling
    Employee Benefits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly three-quarters (70 percent) of respondents who have used an employee assistance program have recovered or improved following the counseling, according to research by the UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Its research, Benchmarking key service quality indicators in UK employee assistance program counseling, which was undertaken in partnership with Core IMS, reviewed the outcome of more than 28,000 EAP counseling interventions. More

    EAPA's online 'Conference on Demand' package offers unlimited access to 2012 and 2011 World EAP Conference sessions
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA has released a new online Conference-On-Demand package that provides unlimited access to both this year's World EAP Conference in Baltimore and last year's World EAP Conference in Denver. Through Oct. 31, 2013, purchasers of the package can view or re-view as many sessions from both conferences as they want – any time at their convenience – AND receive PDHs or other continuing education credit while doing so. Keynotes sessions are full multimedia re-creations with synchronized audio, video and slides. Breakout sessions include synchronized audio and slides. All session handouts are also included and can be downloaded any time. The new Conference on Demand package is available to EAPA members for just $299, and to non-members for $399. More


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    Study links well-being, job performance
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Healthways claims that a new study is the first to reliably link well-being with employee performance outcomes, showing that well-being – apart from being an indicator of health care status and cost – can help predict job performance. People who have low well-being, the Healthways study concludes, are twice as likely to have high health care claims costs and four times more likely to visit the emergency room or take short-term disability days. More

    Program aims to lessen impact of depression in the workplace
    Business & Legal Resources    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, and Employers Health, an Ohio-based employer coalition, have announced a collaboration to develop a new educational program in the workplace to help decrease stigma associated with depression, which is a leading cause of lost productivity. The depression education program is designed to help motivate employees and their families to seek help when needed, and to provide employers with appropriate support tools and resources. More



    Most depression patients report discrimination
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    More than three quarters of patients (79 percent) with depression have experienced discrimination because of their condition. Previous studies analyzing the association between depression and discrimination have indicated that discrimination often leads to depression. More

    Expert: Older workers particularly vulnerable to bullying
    Postmedia News via the Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The death of teen Amanda Todd has shone a spotlight on bullying of the young, but experts say the bullying phenomenon spans cradle to casket, with older workers in particular being "at considerable risk" of victimization. Research by the Workplace Bullying Institute finds nearly one-third of people between the ages of 50 and 64 have been bullied on the job. More

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    Study: One-fifth of workers seeking online EAP help researching depression
    Canadian Safety Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    One-fifth (19 percent) of Canadian employees who sought online help from their employee assistance program over the last 12 months were researching depression, twice as many as those in the United Kingdom (9.5 percent), according to data released by EAP provider ComPsych. A similar percentage (19 percent) of Americans also sought such help. More

    Online avatars, cyber concierges walk workers through benefits
    Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    From increasing involvement and understanding of benefits during the open enrollment process to guiding a plan participant through a wellness program, interactive technology is becoming an ever more important and prominent part of the employee benefits communication package. Dennis McGuire, CEO of Colorado Springs, Colo.-based technology developer CodeBaby, addressed innovations that are allowing these fully customizable programs to effectively engage more employees than ever before. More



    Lifespan shortened by alcohol dependence, especially among women
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    While researchers and clinicians know that the mortality rates among alcohol dependent individuals are high, most of that knowledge is based on studies of clinical populations. A new study is the first to examine excess mortality and its predictors among alcohol-dependent individuals in the general population throughout a 14-year span, finding that annualized death rates were 4.6-fold higher for alcohol-dependent females and 1.9-fold higher for alcohol-dependent males when compared to the general population, indicating that females with alcohol-dependent merit particular attention. More

    Are spiritual people less stressed at work?
    GoodTherapy.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    What is the relationship between spirituality, job satisfaction and workplace stress? To answer this question, Steve M. Jex of Bowling Green State University's Psychology Department led a study that explored how spirituality moderated negative workplace conditions. More



    Erasing harassment makes fiscal sense
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Ridding the workplace of harassment is not only a good idea for office morale, but also a good idea financially. Juries do not look kindly on businesses that permit cultures of harassment to go unchecked, and last year, jury judgments and out-of-court settlements stemming from harassment, discrimination and retaliation complaints cost employers more than $356 million, according to eBossWatch, an online boss-rating and career resources service that seeks to help people who have experienced "first-hand the nightmare of working in a hostile work environment." More

    Sick doctors returning to work struggle with feelings of shame, failure
    Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Doctors who have been on long-term sick leave find it hard to return to work because they are overwhelmed with feelings of shame and failure, and fear the disapproval of colleagues, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open. The authors call for cultural change, starting in medical school, to allow doctors to recognize their own vulnerabilities and cope better with both their own and their colleagues' ill health. More
     



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