Dr. Herlihy’s Books (2005 – 2023)
About the Employee Assistance Program
Although the original intention of this book was to memorialize the founding and impact of an upstart professional association, The Employee Assistance Society of North America, it goes far beyond that as it delves into the background of EAP from its occupational alcoholism program roots through its triumphs, challenges, and setbacks. At its core, it is a history of employee assistance programs starting well before that phrase was first used in 1974 and describes the forces, both positive and negative, affecting the programs over the last 50 years.
As the book weaves a tapestry of forces that shaped the EAPs of today, it profiles the contributions of several key parties from the U.S. and Canada. Numerous research studies are cited from 1960 to the present day that attest to the efficacy of “authentic” EAPs, addiction treatment, and Alcoholics Anonymous.
This is a much-needed history of the EAP profession. Whether you are a student, a practitioner, an academician, an HR manager, a benefits manager, or a labor leader, this book will provide insight and knowledge not generally known and not found before in the content of a single work.
A State-of-the-Art Review of Human Services Programs in the Workplace
The Integration of Employee Assistance, Work/life, and Wellness Services provides a beneficial perspective on the present state of employee assistance, work/life, and wellness services in the workplace, and then takes a detailed look at the economics of integration with a value-benefit analysis. Other chapters include program models at various organizations presented by the professional fully involved in their implementation. Integration strategies are carefully described for academic settings, external service providers, internal programs, hybrid models, and the public sector. An in-depth critical analysis of integration, its effectiveness, and its real value is presented, along with a chapter on the future of the integration of work-based human services programs. The text is extensively referenced with helpful tables and diagrams to enhance the clarity of ideas.