1st Edition

Global Perspectives of Employee Assistance Programs

Edited By R Paul Maiden, David Sharar Copyright 2016
    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    236 Pages
    by Routledge

    Global Perspectives of Employee Assistance Programs is the first book of its kind to empirically address the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) concept and model in a diverse, global context. This book features a variety of studies which deal with the design, delivery, cultural adaptability, evaluation, and measurement of international employee assistance programs in a truly global variety of settings. Contributors also evaluate the impact of EAP on expatriates, the potential for an international well-being assessment tool, and the training of international EAP professionals. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

    1. First Nations, Maori, American Indians, and Native Hawaiians as Sovereigns: EAP with Indigenous Nations Within Nations Rodney C. Haring, Māui Hudson, Louisa Erickson, Maila Taualii, and Bonnie Freeman

    2. Employee Assistance Programs in Australia: Evaluating Success Robert-Leigh Compton and John G. McManus

    3. Using an Interactive Self-Assessment Tool to Strengthen Your Employee Assistance Service Liliana Dias, Audrey Eertmans, Inge Van den Brande, Yasmin Handaja, Sofie Taeymans, and Debora Vansteenwegen

    4. Evaluating EAP Counseling in the Chinese Workplace: A Study with a Brief Instrument Peizhong Li, David A. Sharar, Richard Lennox, and Wei Zhuang

    5. Eureka: An Employee Services Perception Study in Continental Europe Debora Vansteenwegen, Manuel Sommer, Dirk Antonissen, Tito Laneiro, and Odete Nunes

    6. Innovative Career Support Services for Professional Women in India: Pathways to Success Beverly Younger, Kalpana Tatavarti, Neeti Poorswani, Denice Gordon-Mandel, Caitlin Hannon, Ikiah K. McGowan, and Gokul Mandayam

    7. A Substance Abuse Intervention Program at a Large Russian Manufacturing Worksite Kenneth Burgess, Richard Lennox, David A. Sharar, and Alexander Shtoulman

    8. Pricing Models of Employee Assistance Programs: Experiences of Corporate Clients Serviced by a Leading Employee Assistance Program Service Provider in South Africa Neliswa A. Cekiso and Lorens S. Terblanche

    9. The Effects of Psychosocial Problems on Employee’s Stress, Self-Esteem, and Organizational Commitment: The Case of South Korean Workplaces Soochan Choi, Jeongeun Lee, and Haewoong Park

    10. Response to the Challenge of Training International EAP Professionals: An Online Certificate Program Dale A. Masi and Kent Carlson

    11. Group Characteristics and Mental Health of Chinese Expatriates in Africa and Central Asia: A Multisite, Multiyear Study Peizhong Li, David A. Sharar, and Jie Zhang


    R. Paul Maiden is Executive Vice Dean and Professor in the School of Social Work, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. The USC School of Social Work is a top-ranked program and the largest graduate school of social work in the United States. He brings 30 years of expertise to the field of workplace human services. He is Editor-in-Chief (2000-2015) of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, the only peer-reviewed journal in employee assistance research and practice.

    David A. Sharar is Managing Director of Chestnut Global Partners (CGP), Bloomington, Illinois, USA, a provider of domestic and international employee assistance, expatriate support, and crisis intervention. His passion is to help CGP's international provider partners adapt the ‘western’ behavioral health and EAP concepts to fit local cultural contexts, as well as building the organizational capability to innovate, execute, and measure results.