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Table of Contents
  • EAPA endorses SBIRT as a standard of practice for EAPs
  • There is no Band-Aid for workplace stress
  • Call for proactive interventions on mental health
  • How to make mid-life diversity meaningful
  • The recipe for truly great counseling
  • Work-life balance, and finding a process
  • Coping with physician burnout through wellness programs
  • Dads weigh in on work-life balance
  • Openness at work 'next big mental health challenge'
  • Work-related stress blamed for sharp increase in migraine sufferers
  • Employers still struggle to desegregate

  • EAPA endorses SBIRT as a standard of practice for EAPs
    Employee Assistance Professionals Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    EAPA has endorsed the use of the SBIRT process as a standard of practice for all employee assistance program clients, regardless of presenting concern. The SBIRT process includes screening for risky alcohol or drug use with evidence-based screening questions, followed by brief intervention and, when appropriate, referral to treatment and followup. To assist EA professionals and EA network providers in implementing the SBIRT process, EAPA and other organizations have collaborated to produce a free online training course called the EA Professional's Guide to Screening, Brief Intervention, and Treatment. More

    There is no Band-Aid for workplace stress
    Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    We have a new lens through which to view our work-life merge. At the laser fast pace of work in a 24/7 hi-tech competitive global marketplace, the new world of work requires addressing what it is referred to as a new APR. Employers must give more credence to their employees' skill capabilities around Attention, Productivity and Resilience. More



    Call for proactive interventions on mental health
    Money Marketing    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Proactive attitudes to mental health need to replace passive ones if the health and risk sector are to achieve more success in getting affected employees back to work said delegates at an ABI debate. While delegates acknowledged the contribution of group risk insurers, and a 200 percent increase in employee assistance programs over the last 10 years, it was noted that mental health problems in the U.K. have continued to grow in number. More

    How to make mid-life diversity meaningful
    Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A lack of engagement with corporate work is a growing reality for many boomers, and the boomer version of "mid-life crisis" is proving very different from that of the generation before, for whom the dream of recaptured youth brought to mind the cliche of red sports cars. For boomers, the desire for something different is often triggered by thoughts about giving back. More

    The recipe for truly great counseling
    Counseling Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    No matter where they are in their professional journeys, counselors can still benefit by learning from their colleagues' experiences and reflections, says Jeffrey Kottler, a professor of counseling at California State University Fullerton, president of Empower Nepali Girls and a prolific author who has written and presented on master counselors. The best counselors in the field aren't necessarily those who are most well-known but rather those who are always reaching toward greatness and flat out working harder than everyone else, Kottler says. More

    Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc.

    At Pacific Hills, we provide a unique, cost-effective alternative to the traditional treatment of substance abuse.We specialize in the treatment of adults struggling with Co-Occurring / Dual Diagnosis issues and multiple relapses, while we emphasize the spiritual aspects of recovery in both Christian and Traditional 12-Step based programs.We offer a gender-specific curriculum in separate men's and women's facilities. MORE


    Work-life balance, and finding a process
    Canadian HR Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The topic of work-life balance continues to get a lot of play and undoubtedly will throughout our lifetimes. It is vitally important to individuals and families, not to mention businesses and organizations who depend on productivity from staff. What we need isn’t so much a static, permanent balance — which is arguably unattainable — but a process for dealing with life's challenges, both crises and hum-drum duties. More

    Coping with physician burnout through wellness programs
    Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Physician burnout is at worrisome levels, as more than 86 percent of the country's physicians are moderately to severely stressed or burned out, according to a recent survey by Physician Wellness Services and Cejka Search. Burned-out physicians are more likely to retire early or leave medicine altogether, which is troubling for hospital and health system executives who are trying to retain physicians while staring a physician shortage in the face. More



    Dads weigh in on work-life balance
    NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    AudioBriefThere's a lot of talk about how working moms balance their duties at the office and at home. But some dads are asking why they aren't included in the conversation. More

    Openness at work 'next big mental health challenge'
    Health Insurance & Protection    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Creating a workplace environment where employees suffering from mental health problems feel able to disclose them to their line manager is the "next big challenge" facing employers in the mental well-being arena, according to the chief executive of a leading mental health charity. Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, told delegates at an Association of British Insurers seminar that there is now a "hard and fast business case" for companies to invest in mental well-being services. More



    Work-related stress blamed for sharp increase in migraine sufferers
    Daily Record and Sunday Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The number of Britons suffering from migraines is soaring because of growing stress at work, doctors have warned. Research shows that 37 percent of doctors are concerned after witnessing an increase in patients with the splitting headaches. Six million people already suffer from migraines. And 9 out of 10 doctors believe the main reason for the rise in sufferers is mounting stress levels in the workplace. More

    Employers still struggle to desegregate
    Human Resources Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    When Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted in 1964, the hope was it would go a long way in desegregating the workplace. A recent study, however, suggests that progress has been a lot slower than many imagined. More


     



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