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Recent and upcoming research publications and presentations

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Featured article:

A Researcher's Inside Look at the Impact of Employee Assistance Programs

Published in the Plans & Trusts magazine (Jan/Feb 2020), this piece discusses the role of employee assistance programs (EAPs) in addressing mental health challenges and their economic impact in the workplace. It also discusses recent impact/outcome studies we conducted with the Canadian EAP provider Arete HR Inc.

EAP implementation fidelity

The Therapeutic Alliance as an Indicator of Well-Implemented and Impactful Workplace Counseling Services: Deployment of the Brief Therapeutic Alliance Scale in an Employee Assistance Program

Upcoming publication (2022)

Total Unproductive Time at Work Index (TUTWI-3)

Validation of Workreach's Total Unproductive Time at Work Index

Characteristics of working Canadians and mental health

Workreach Lab research report (December 2020).

This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the characteristics of working Canadians associated with poor
mental health.
 

The impact of a Canadian external EAP on mental health and workplace functioning: findings from a prospective quasi-experimental study

Quasi-experimental EAP study

Research article (2019) published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health

Job stress in users of an employee assistance program and association with presenting status

Job stress in EAP users article

Research article (2018) published  in the peer-reviewed Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health

Resilience and self-efficacy

Dr. Milot was a  speaker at the 2018 Employee Assitance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute.

Investigating Resilience & Self-Efficacy in Workplace Counseling

What's Work Got to Do With?

Work stress and health in EAPs

Dr. Milot was a speaker at the 2017 Employee Assistance Society of North America (EASNA) Institute.

Men's underutilization of EAPs

Men’s underutilization of Employee Assistance Programs - a lingering issue that needs to be addressed

Upcoming publication (2022)

Video-based EAP counselling: a research and service delivery perspective.

Available here

Video-based counselling

Journal of Employee Assistance: Q1 2021

EAP treatment stigma

Research article and scale (2019) published in  the EASNA Research Notes journal

EAP treatment stigma as a barrier to employee help-seeking: predictors and validation of a brief scale for its measurement.

EAPs in the Canadian Workplace

Presented at the 53rd annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference (2020)

Discusses recent EAP research by Workreach Lab;

Virtual conference available online

A Workreach Solutions research report (2019). Full report is available here.

Stigma as a barrier to the use of Employee Assistance Programs

Stigma as a barrier to use of EAPs

EAP benefit equity

Research article (2017) published in the EASNA Research Notes journal.

Evaluating Benefit Equity in Outcomes Among Users of an Employee Assistance Program

Ongoing research

  • Benchmarking framework for workplace counselling

  • Implementaion fidelity studies in workplace counselling

  • Client-therapist matching

  • Therapist metrics

  • Men's mental health in the workplace

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