Employee Assistance Program Inventory® (EAPI®)

An intake and screening device for processionals that provide counselling and other services to working adults.

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The EAPI was designed as an intake and screening device for processionals that provide counselling and other services to working adults. It facilitates the rapid identification of common problems and can be used to guide either referrals or short-term interventions.

The EAPI is the first clinical instrument specifically targeted for use in EAPs, as well as by all mental health professionals who provide counselling and other services to working adults. It facilitates rapid identification of common psychological problems and may be used to guide appropriate referrals or short-term interventions.

This valid and reliable instrument screens for major problem areas experienced by EAP clients and can be used most effectively as part of the intake process to enhance understanding of presenting symptoms.

The EAPI assesses problems in 10 areas:

• Anxiety
• External Stressors
• Depression
• Interpersonal Conflict
• Self-Esteem Problems
• Work Adjustment
• Marital Problems
• Problem Minimization
• Family Problems
• Effects of Substance Abuse

Clients respond to the 120 statements contained in the EAPI Item Booklet using a 4-point scale ranging from False, not at all true to Very true. Responses are entered on a self-scoring carbonless Answer Sheet. The EAPI requires 3rd-grade reading ability. Critical items that may indicate suicidal ideation are marked with shading on the carbonless bottom part of the Answer Sheet. The back of the Answer Sheet contains a Profile Form for conversion of raw scores to T scores. A graph of the profile may be drawn to show the client’s scores across scales. Scoring and profiling takes only 5 minutes.

The EAPI Professional Manual contains information on the EAPI test materials, administration and scoring procedures, scale development, normative data and guidelines for interpretation, case illustrations, and results of studies supporting the EAPI as a reliable and valid assessment tool in EAP settings.

The EAPI was standardized and validated for use with employed adults ages 18 years and older. Normative data were collected from 1,266 employed adults who were 18-76 years old. Internal consistency reliability coefficients range from .73 to .92 with a mean of .86. The Professional Manual presents supportive evidence from eight validation studies.

This is a B-Level Product

Purchase requires a degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in Psychology, Counseling, or a closely related field PLUS satisfactory completion of coursework in Test Interpretation, Psychometrics and Measurement Theory, Educational Statistics, or a closely related area; OR license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests.

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