Founded in 1971, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world's largest and oldest membership organization primarily serving employee assistance professionals. Dedicated to enhancing employee and workplace effectiveness through prevention, identification, and resolution of personal and productivity issues, EAPA members include social workers, professional counselors and therapists, substance abuse practitioners, occupational health and wellness professionals, peer counselors, human resource professionals, risk management experts, and benefits specialists. EAPA members deal with a host of issues that may negatively affect an employee's job performance. Those issues include, but are not limited to, health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress, and other related personal issues.
EAPA provides its members with a number of benefits including an annual conference, a subscription to the Journal of Employee Assistance, training, networking, continuing education, professional certification, on-line information, legislative advocacy and much more.