EAPA Lone Star

"The Role of Labor in Shaping EAP Practice"

  • 21 Jun 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Recovery Resource Council 2700 Airport Freeway (Hwy 121) Fort Worth, Texas 76111

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The Role of Labor in Shaping EAP Practice

Guest Speaker

Jeff Christie, LCSW, CEAP


Today, an employee assistance practice requires an understanding of the significance of “work” to human life and identity. However, maintaining an understanding of the role of labor and the contribution of labor unions to the evolution of EAPs is equally important? Beyond just touching on the role of Labor, this program also provides information on a number of key pieces of legislation that has influenced EAP development.


Learning Objectives:

1)     To understand the role of Labor in shaping the nature of work in the United States,

2)     To understand the role of Labor in the development of employee assistance programs and member assistance programs.

3)     To understand key labor law provisions and employment legislation relevant to employee assistance practice.

About the Speaker:

Jeff Christie is a licensed clinical social worker and certified employee assistance professional, who has spent over 30 years understanding human behavior, with a specialization in the significance of the interplay between psychological health and the workplace.


The experience of Jeff Christie, LCSW, CEAP, includes the management of the employee assistance programs of energy-sector Fortune 500 companies as well as large healthcare delivery systems.  He received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981, with a focus in industrial social work.   For the past 34 years he has worked in the fields of family therapy, chemical dependency treatment and employee assistance programs.

 

Mr. Christie has also served as an educator, presenting numerous workshops on the subjects of worklife balance, employee assistance programs, recovery from trauma/loss, and EAP ethics.  His interest in ethics has led to published articles on EAP and workplace ethics and his role as a primary author of the book, Ethical Dilemmas in Workplace Counseling: A Casebook.

 

His belief in professional education also includes 19 years of providing EAP field placements to graduate students from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and the University of Houston Clear Lake Graduate School Of Psychology.

 

In 2007, Mr. Christie served on the EAP task force of the National Business Group on Health, a collaboration that resulted in the publication of An Employer’s Guide to Employee Assistance Programs.

 

In October 2008, Mr. Christie was elected as president of the Employee Assistance Roundtable, an organization of internally managed employee assistance programs of Fortune 500 companies.  In October 2010, he was selected as president of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association, the largest of the EAP professional associations. 

 

Presently, Mr. Christie continues to build an internal EAP at JPS Health Network, a large healthcare delivery system, tailored to the specific needs and challenges of its diverse workforce







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