The Fundamentals & More of EAP / EFAP


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This online course is for anyone with or without experience in the field of EAP / EFAP. Employee Assistance professionals (counsellors) are recruited for their knowledge about Employee Assistance Programs. EA professionals are in demand by quality EAP provider companies for the particular skill-set that is conducive to the field of EAP.

In the field of EAP / EFAP, EA professionals work with clients from the working population. As such, the variety in client caseloads allow EA professionals to be at the cutting edge of current societal trends and issues impacting the working employee today. It is becoming more and more essential for counsellors who want to enter the field of EAP to understand the unique requirements necessary to work in an EAP setting.

The field of EAP / EFAP is exciting and ever-evolving. Opportunities for counsellors can be varied. There is potential for much personal and professional growth for counsellors in the field. Salaried positions are available on both a part-time and full-time basis. Contract positions are a great way to build up one’s private practice.

Learn more now about The Fundamentals & More of EAP / EFAP – WEB Training ( approved for 20 CEUs or PDHs) Certificates given for 20 professional development hours upon course completion. * EAPA approved for 13 PDHs.

Claire Sutton - Senior Consultant


The Fundamentals & More of EAP / EFAP

Course Type : EAP / EFAP
Professional Development Hours : 20 hours
Modules: 10
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What you will learn

  • The EAP skill-set
  • The most important questions to ask
  • To conduct a clinical assessment
  • To work within strict session limits
  • How to work with an RTW client
  • To Market Yourself to EAP Companies
  • Receive one 40 min. coaching session
  • Receive 20 PDHs or CEUs
  • Plus much more….

Certificate for 20 PDHs or CEUs . And EAPA approved for 13 PDHs.

Testimonials

I began to work with Claire over twenty years ago when I first started in the Employee and Family Assistance field. Over the years Claire has established herself as an independent consultant, coach, therapist, and educator in EFAP. Claire has developed an excellent reputation as a professional to learn from and be mentored by. Claire [...]

Tom Foster Testiominal For Claire Sutton Coaching
Tom Foster, MSW, RSW | Regional Director, Western Canada | EFAP, Client Services

The Fundamentals of EAP/EFAP and More course was clear, well-organized and laid out in a step-by-step manner. I really enjoyed the assignments that invited me to read newspapers and magazines to study contemporary issues in the workplace. The coaching session gave me a jump-start in opening my own private practice. Thank you Claire!

Shannon Byrnes Testimonial for Claire Sutton Coaching
Shannon Byrnes, M.A., RCC




Module Overview:

Module 1: The Fundamentals & More of EAP / EFAP

In this first Module, participants will be given a detailed look at today’s workforce. They will be immersed in various knowledge components of EAP / EFAP. Key issues and trends impacting employees will be highlighted. And, the EAP mindset will begin to be explained as well as the role of the Employee Assistance counsellor.

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Module 2: The Unique Role of the EA Counsellor

In Module two, you will grasp how EAP differentiates itself from other types of counselling and therapy. You will learn what clients EAPs target; how to formalize that first session; and the most important clinical questions to ask an EAP / EFAP client. Also, the stakeholders in EAP will be described and their roles defined.

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Module 3: Introduction to Conducting a Comprehensive Assessment

In this module, the purpose of the Statement of Understanding will be explained and a demonstration on how to present it effectively to each client will be clearly articulated. The comprehensive assessment will be introduced and reviewed in detail. Sample EAP client case explorations will begin and will link new knowledge with new insight.

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Module 4: Key Core Competencies

Module 4 will describe the core competencies specific to the field of EAP / EFAP. You will learn how to build rapport and establish immediate trust with a new client. Key genogram questions will be highlighted, deepening the assessment process. And, you will learn what information to seek prior to that first EAP session.

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Module 5: Case Management & Due Diligence

This module will focus on the high ethical standards of confidentiality set by the field of EAP. You will learn how and when to use a consent form (or ROI). Emphasis will be given to the management of your case files and the writing of brief and effective notes. More case studies will be explored.

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Module 6: Case Studies: Peeling back the layers

Module 6 will continue to explore case studies at a more involved level. A variety of probing questions will be suggested. Case review of a mandated referral will be featured. Clients presenting with conflict-at-work issues will be discussed in this course session along with ‘how’ and ‘when’ to use segments of an organizational chart.

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Module 7: Marketing Yourself to the field of EAP

This module launches into the mindset of marketing in today’s social media world. Focus is on marketing to EAP Provider Companies. The importance of differentiating your ‘self’ from colleagues is explained. ‘How-to” tips on breaking into the EAP field are given. Also, advice is offered on ‘how-to’ communicate with the EAP Provider Co. designate.

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Module 8: Cultivating an EAP Eye & A Resume / Cover Letter Review

Module 8 begins with teaching you to read the news with an EAP eye (or listen with an EAP ear) so that your appreciation of EAP / EFAP deepens even more. A little more on marketing will be addressed. A sample resume will be reviewed and components for a proper cover letter will be presented.

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Module 9: Addressing: Medical Leave, Return-to-Work ( RTW) & Conflict-At-Work

Module 9 will focus on the EA counsellor’s role when working with clients on medical leave and facing the return to work process. Dealing with Conflict-At-Work Issues will also be addressed in this module. Information pertaining to a unionized client versus a non-unionized client will be explained. A relevant case study will be explored.

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Module 10: Bonus Module

This bonus module has been developed to focus your attention on specific course highlights that will merit your attention for review. There will be further clarification on specific EAP / EFAP details and nuances in order to strengthen your new knowledge and skill set. Some essential marketing tips specific to EAP will be addressed.

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