Established in 1971, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) is the world's oldest and largest membership association for employee assistance professionals. EAPA hosts an annual conference, publishes a journal, and offers trainings and other resources to enhance the professionalism of its members and industry. EAPA offers:
Education and Training
Journal and Online Information
Today, more than ever, employers and employees are recognizing the value of employee assistance programs and services. The rapid pace and unparalleled degree of change in the workplace underscore the importance of employee assistance programs and the concurrent need for education, training and development of EAP professionals. EAPA is the leading provider of products and services to EAP professionals and others interested in issues that impact employers and employees. EAPA can help professionals stay current with the latest developments in the field, broaden and sharpen their skills, and increase their business contacts. For a minimal investment, you'll receive excellent benefits that will enhance your training and help you grow professionally. Whether you're interested in acquiring certification, staying connected to developments in employee assistance or seeking to build industry relationships, you'll find value in joining EAPA.
Individuals and organizations in the employee assistance field should join EAPA, as well as those who want to expand their knowledge of workplace issues and trends affecting performance and productivity. Our members typically include the following:
Marriage and Family Therapists
Substance Use Counselors
Human Resource Professionals
Risk Management Experts
The San Francisco Bay Area EAPA chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month (there is no meeting in August). Each training provides a minimum 1.5 continuing education units (CEU's) from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) and/or 1.5 professional development hours (PDH's). The cost to attend is $30.00 for EAPA members, $40.00 for non-members.
Title: Changing Habits for Good
Speaker: Abby Medcalf, PhD
Description: Self help books and many counseling approaches are set up to fail because they don’t take into account three critical factors regarding how to make lasting personal changes:
1) How long it truly takes to change a habit (according to the actual research)
2) The 3 components of a habit (people usually try to change the wrong one)
3) Understanding that willpower is an exhaustible resource so must be examined and problem-solved before taking on any new change
1. Participants will learn the clear approach for making changes that stick in the long-term. by understanding the components of change and willpower.
2. Participants will be able to utilize this simple approach with themselves as well as their clients to create lasting change in their lives.
1. Participants will utilize the 3-pronged habit approach to address one habit they wish to change in their own lives.
2. Participants will analyze their current life circumstances and identify two willpower increasers for themselves.
3. By demonstrating how to use the habit approach with themselves, they will identify ways to apply these techniques to their work with clients.
Abby Medcalf is a psychologist, author and speaker who has helped thousands of people create happy and connected relationships. With her unique blend of hands-on experience, comprehensive research, and humor, she provides practical, usable tools that work so people can experience big change in a short amount of time.
With over 30 years of experience, Abby is a recognized authority and sought-after speaker at organizations such as Google, Apple, United Airlines, Kaiser, PG&E, and AT&T. She’s been a featured expert on CBS and ABC news, a Tedx Speaker, and has been a contributor to Huff Post, Women’s Health, Your Tango, Love Engineer and Mt. Diablo Magazine.
**Please note: there will be no speaker nor CEU's for December. Please join us for a holiday networking meeting.**
The San Francisco Chapter of EAPA is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs. The San Francisco Chapter of EAPA maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. The San Francisco Chapter of EAPA can be contacted via our website: sfbayeapa.org or by writing us at PO Box 5370, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Contact us for any needed accommodations or to address any grievances. Our CAMFT Continuing Education Provider Approval Number is 57003.
Our meeting location is Skates on the Bay in Berkeley, CA. Networking is 11:30 am - noon; the presentation is noon - 1:30 pm. Come and enjoy a nice lunch with beautiful San Francisco Bay views!
EAPA will be holding the 2019 World Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on September 25-27, 2019. Pre-conference training will be held September 23-24, 2019. For more information, please visit the 2019 EAPA World Conference website.
http://namica.org (California Chapter)
Pamela Lister, MA, MFT
Kimberly Messier, CEAP, SAP
Douglas Edwards, MFT, CEAP
Retired EAP counselor
Kevin O'Donnell, CEAP, RADT
Counselor, BAART Market
BayMark Health Services
Director of Program Development, New Bridge Foundation
Hunny Powell, CEAP, NCAC, LAP-C, SAP
ILWU-PMA Drug/Alcohol Recovery Program
100 Seawall Drive
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free self-parking available