Rocky Mountain Research

EAP, Work/Life & Wellness Consulting Services

Welcome to RMR

Rocky Mountain Research (RMR) is a highly specialized Consulting Practice that specifically focuses on EAP, Work/Life and Wellness Benefit Delivery Models. A   variety of services are offered   to academics, corporate directors, external vendors and professional associations aimed at evaluating, developing and implementing delivery service models as well as the development of outcome measurement tools. Currently Patricia is working with the Chestnut Health Systems on a Workplace Inclusion Scale. But Dr. Herlihy’s main focus these days is her work with Professor Jodi Frey on the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive – A Knowledge Hub.

Presentations on current trends in the EAP, Work/Life and Wellness fields. Learn more

International Employee Assistance Digital Archive

Awarded "Best Use of Technology" in EA Services 2019


In an attempt to preserve and widely disseminate research to grow the EA field, the International EA Digital Archive: A Knowledge Hub was born as a unique repository contributing to digitizing material that had previously only been available in hard copy published form. The founders of the Archive specifically designed this repository as an open access facility to allow people to access and submit materials from all over the world at no cost.  The Archive is hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The EA Archive is the first of its kind focused on employee assistance and is a resource that benefits the field both presently and in the future.  For more information, visit the EA Archive Website.


Currently during the Pandemic, we have focused on gathering Tips, sheets, Blogs, articles, videos & presentation on this topic - Simply put the term “ EAP and COVID 19” in the subject heading to find these materials.

Current News and Resources

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Newsletters, Articles and Briefs

Why Employee Assistance Programs are Valuable
During & After COVID-19

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Best Practices in Working with Law Enforcement. Patricia Herlihy, PhD., RN; James Rascati, MSW, LCSW; & Brad Barber, PhD.  JOURNAL OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE | 2nd QTR 2021
Greer, Kathleen and Quick, John (2021)
Adams, Taylor, Reinert, Madeline, Fritze, Danielle and Nguyen, Theresa (2021)

Upcoming Events

Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 4-6, 2021   Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona
Virtually Oct. 11-13, 2021
Learn practical strategies from HR and Total Rewards leaders who are adapting quickly and shaping productive and engaged workforces for today and the future.
Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities
JUNE 23-25, 2022 New York Hilton Midtown in New York City
The 2022 conference theme is Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities. We anticipate more than 600 work-family stakeholders will attend the conference and an extraordinary program that highlights the work of a global community of scholars.
NOTE: Due to COVID Lockdowns most conferences now virtual

Must Watch Videos!

3 Steps to Stop Remote Work Burnout

Morra Aarons-Mele, The Way We Work
Too much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make working from home hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.
TEAP and COVID-19, 2021: The New Psychology of Pandemics:
COVID-19 and Beyond

Stephen Taylor - Professor Department of Psychiatry,

University of Vancouver, Canada. And Author of Psychology of Pandemics

The National Behavioral Consortium (NBC) hosted a presentation on March 2, 2021 by author Dr. Steven Taylor on the New Psychology of Pandemics: COVID-19 and Beyond. In October 2019, a few weeks before the outbeak of COVID-19, Dr. Taylor published a book titled “The psychology of pandemics: Preparing for the next global outbreak of infectious disease”