Employee Assistance Program – Dr. Jan Philamon

Dr. Jan Philamon    Quals: BA (Hons) Psychology, D Teaching, JP (Qual) Qld, PhD, MAPS.

EAP: An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based confidential intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological well being of all employees, including management. It also includes services for immediate family members.

The aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and well being. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, work-related or personal relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, communication problems, and coping with change.

Counselling Approach: EAP’s typically provide a limited number of sessions with a psychologist, usually three to start. The first session is used to identify the issues and set goals that will be achievable in the time frame provided by the work-place. Because of the short time frame, an eclectic approach is used with emphasis on a positive, solution focused approach to treatment. Other therapies such as cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and compassion focused therapy are all used as required to meet the needs of the client.

Current Availability: Usually within 1 to 2 weeks.

Fees: There is no out of pocket cost for approved EAP appointments. General costs run along a sliding scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 for standard appointments. Medicare and health rebates may apply. Please contact reception if you require reduced rates.

Practice Location: 16-18 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road, Loganholme, Brisbane.

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 to book Dr Jan Philamon now!

Employee Assistance Programs – Ainsley Salsbury

Ainsley Salsbury       Quals: BA (Psych), PG Dip App Psych, B Bus (HRM)

Employee Assistance Programs:  Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) are where an organisation or employer partners with a provider to supply its employees with access to counselling services. These counselling services are generally funded by the employing organisation and focus on promoting positive workplace behaviours, constructive and mutually respectful interpersonal interactions, employee well-being, and workplace productivity.

The focus of such counselling may include a variety of issues which are impacting, or likely to impact an employee’s job performance, job satisfaction, health or productivity eg crisis response; conflict resolution; workplace stress; family based issues affecting work; adjustment to illness or injury; grief; workplace bullying; substance use; relationship disharmony and conflict.

Counselling under an Employee Assistance Program would need to be contracted and arranged by prior agreement with your employing organisation. Usually an EAP type series of counselling sessions would involve a committment of between 3 to 6 hourly sessions of counselling designed to focus directly on the issue(s) most impacting on work life and performance.

Counselling Approach: Ainsley‘s approach when counselling under an Employee Assistance Program is aimed at addressing the issue/s most impacting on an employee’s enjoyment or ability to perform at work. In the first session she typically works with clients to help them clarify and articulate a series of short-term focussed counselling goals and an overall treatment plan for achievement of these. Counselling goals when working under an EAP should be realistic enough as to be achieveable within the scope of such a short-term, solution focussed intervention. Should a client’s goals be broader or of a longer term nature than is appropriately achieved within 3 to 6 hourly sessions; and/or the impact on work performance questionable, then this will be discussed and a more appropriate plan contracted with the counselling client and the employer (if appropriate).

Ainsley Salsbury psychologist BrisbaneCurrent Availability: Usually within one week.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appt.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Phone: 1800 877 924 or book Ainsley Salsbury online!

Website: www.ainsleysalsbury.com