Dr. Herlihy’s Latest Articles and Presentations (2011 to 2023)
Construction and Validation of a Short Inclusion Scale. Journal of Total Rewards. Lennox, Rik, Herlihy, Patricia, Sharar, David, and Robey, Molly. WorldatWork
EA Archive Webinars: Introduction to the EA Archive Webinar.
- San Diego EAPA Chapter - February 2022
- San Francisco EAPA Chapter - March 2022
- Houston EAPA Chapter - April 2022
- Workplace Collaborative - May 2022
Best Practices in Working with Law Enforcement. Patricia Herlihy, Ph.D., RN; James Rascati, MSW, LCSW; and Brad Barber, Ph.D. The Journal of Employee Assistance | Second Quarter 2021
Webinars: Introduction to the EA Archive Webinar.
- Indiana EAPA Chapter on February 18, 2021
- EAPA Chapter on March 18, 2021
- Houston EAPA Chapter on September 14, 2021
- Rocky Mountain EAPA Chapter on October 8, 2021
- IAEAPE EA Archive Webinar on November 4, 2021
Webinars: Introduction to the EA Archive
- Central Illinois Chapter on December 2, 2020
- EAPA DC Chapter on October 15, 2020
Herlihy, Patricia; Frey, Jodi; Lin, Na; and Kahn, Alaina. (2019). International Employee Assistance Digital Archive: Preserving Our Past to Protect Our Future. Journal of Behavioral Health. (In press) 2019.
Frey, Jodi, Herlihy, Patricia, and Kahn, Alaina. (2019). Digital Archive Notes: Preserving Our Past to Protect Our Future. The Journal of Employee Assistance. Third Quarter; July 2019.
Tammburo, M., Mintzer, J., Morrow, V., Sharar, D., and Herlihy, P. (2018). Demonstrating Value: Measuring Outcome & Mitigating Risk: FOH EAP Study Utilizing the Workplace Outcome Suite. International Journal of Health & Productivity. December.
- EA Digital Archive: Virtually Weaving Past, Present and Future. Jodi Jacobson Frey, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CEAP; and Patricia A. Herlihy, Ph.D., RN (December 2017)
- A New Tool to Measure the Impact of Workplace Critical Incident Response. Patricia Herlihy and Matt Mollenhauser. International EAPA Conference in LA, October 6, 2017.
- Sexual Violence in the Workplace: It Happens Here Patricia A. Herlihy Ph.D., RN; Lauren Bloom, MSW, MPP; Leah Marshall MSW, RSW. (September 1, 2017).
- Herlihy, Patricia; Bloom, Lauren; and Marshall, Leah. (2016). The EAP Connection: Military Sexual Trauma and Sexual Assault on Campuses. International EAPA Conference. Chicago, IL.
EASNA Research Notes - Continuing collaboration with Tracy McPhearson with the role of continuing attention to main areas of research in the EA Field and support authors to produce solid articles to help disseminate their results.
Oversight of CIR Measurement Test - The beta test will be conducted in association with Patricia Herlihy PhD, RN, owner of Rocky Mountain Research (RMR), a consulting practice that focuses on EAP, work/life, and wellness benefit delivery models. RMR will be responsible for recruiting study participants, administering the surveys, and collecting the data. (PR Release: http://chestnutglobalpartners.org/About-Us/In-the-News)
- Herlihy, Patricia. (2015). Update on Eldercare and EAPs. National Behavioral Consortium, Savannah, GA
- The Challenges of EAP and Eldercare Caregiving. National Behavioral Consortium. Boulder, CO
- Role of Nurse Researcher - Washington Adventis University School of Nursing - Graduate Program, Takoma, MD
Committee Member for SBIRT Learning Collaborative: NORC at the University of Chicago has partnered with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Center for Clinical Social (CCSW), and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to engage nursing and social work schools in a learning collaborative to develop and evaluate interactive, competency-based substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum. This project is funded by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and is focused on encouraging the adoption of SBIRT by social work and nursing educators. The learning collaborative will work to infuse it in general survey, clinical, behavioral health, and maternal and child health coursework, not just specialty courses in undergraduate and graduate social work and nursing schools.
EAP Research Update. AWLP Forum. Baltimore, MD (March)
EA Archive Update. National Behavioral Consortium. Boulder, CO. (June)
Consultation with EASNA’s KTR Committee to increase its research arm in the EA field with procurement of increased EASNA Research Notes as well as increased participation of researchers both in the U.S. and Canada.
Trends in the EAP, Work Life & Wellness Arena. Chestnut Global Partners. April 30, 2013
Herlihy, Patricia and Mickenburg, Judy. BIG: Blip or Historic Moment. (2013) The Journal of Employee Assistance. Vol 43, No 2. pp 8-11
Burgess, Ann W.; Slatterly, Donna M.; and Herlihy, Patricia A. (February 2013). Military Sexual Trauma: A Silent Syndrome. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing.
Liaison with ORCAS on NIDA Study: Fit to Perform – Principal Investigators: Tracy McPhearson, Ph.D. and Susan Schroeder, Ph.D. – contracted to obtain needed national sample of 350 nursing supervisors from to participate in the beta testing of a multidimensional training tool concerning supervision of impaired professionals.
Qualitative study of thought leaders involved in BIG Initiative - Year-long qualitative study conducted via telephone interviews to ascertain the historical significance of this particular initiative in the EAP field. Co-principal investigator: Judy Mickenberg, LICSW.
Consultant to major benchmarking study “Creating a Comprehensive Benchmarking Resource of Metrics for the External EAP Field,” funded by the Employee Assistance Research Foundation. Principal Investigator: Stan Granberry, Ph.D.
2012 Grants Submitted
Public Abstract: Sexual assault and sexual harassment are pervasive health and social problems not only in the United States but internationally. These crimes occur in civilian and military settings and continue unabated to cause emotional injury to its victims. Shrouded in prudery and silence, many individuals are unable to report or disclose their abuse, causing untreated cases to increase.
Of the 2.3 million service members deployed to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq since October 2001, over 1.4 million have left active duty and begun their transition back to civilian life. A Rand Corporation study, Invisible Wounds of War, estimates that 300,000 or 20% of these returning militaries are suffering from major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, and for a variety of reasons not all understood, many Veterans have not sought treatment or received ineffective health care services. One particularly troubling statistic is the number of active military members who have experienced some form of military sexual trauma (MST). The Department of Veterans Affairs defines MST as repeated, threatening sexual harassment or physical assault of a sexual nature. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has been quoted as estimating that over 19,000 sexual assaults occur per year to members of the military. Specifically, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 500 men are reported to have experienced some form of MST while in active military service. These numbers cause us to consider what these individuals have experienced and how best to help them adapt to civilian and work life upon their return from service.
The proposed study will explore the issues surrounding the disclosure of MST and treatment options for any lingering mental health issues from war-related traumatic events. In addition to a national online survey targeted to all Veterans willing to participate, two types of focus groups will be conducted at the Philadelphia VA: one with participants who are Veterans and the second focused on family members who have yet another important perspective to add to this MST issue.
Lastly, this proposed research will delve into the work world. While veterans are known to demonstrate an excellent work ethic, reliability, and leadership skills, they can also face a barrage of emotional, physical, and family challenges that impact their reintegration into both civilian and work life. The final stage of this proposed study will be a national Survey of Employee Assistance Programs to understand better how corporations support returning veterans. In addition, six companies will be chosen for their excellence in this area and followed up with interviews from the appropriate departments to identify existing programs to support all veterans in their workplace as well as a specific eye to those who might have experienced MST and/or other traumatic events. There is a growing need for innovation in mental health treatment options and work-life services to address this important employee group.
Herlihy, Patricia; Tamburo, Melissa; and Metzner, Jeffrey (September 2011). Integration and the role of Work Family Services in FOH. Chesapeake Chapter, MD.