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Friday August 14, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM CDT

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Adler Institute/ Adler University
17 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60202 

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NIEAPA August 14 Chapter Meeting 

Adler Institute/ Adler University
17 N. Dearborn Street
15th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 

EAPS Working With Police:
Establishing a Solid Foundation

Doug Craig
A full Service Clinical Psychology Practice, Dr. Craig’s professional competencies are quite diverse, however he has focused his areas of clinical specialty in working with the male adult and adolescent populations who are experiencing challenges in workplace/school stress, trauma, substance abuse, relationship challenges, depression, and anxiety.

Paul Fitzgerald, Psy. D.
Dr. Fitzgerald is the Director of Masters Counseling Training and Assistant Professor at Adler School of Professional Psychology. He manages all Masters practicum sites and supervisors, mentors Masters students and pre-doctoral intern candidates, and manages faculty and staff in the Master's training department.


Program Description:
Employee Assistance programs have often experienced more difficulty in reaching and connecting with police officers than in working with civilian employee groups. The presentation will cover some of the elements of police culture and organizational characteristics which present challenges to EAPs, and will offer suggestions for working with departments and individual police officers. Topics covered will include improving EAP utilization, designing stress management and wellness activities, supervisory referrals, and critical incidents.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Employee Assistance professionals will learn key characteristics of police organizations, police culture, and officer attitudes that can help or hinder the effectiveness of EA programs.

2.  EAP providers will learn methods for improving outreach and utilization to police organizations, including the unique requirements for planning stress management and wellness programs.

3.  Clinicians who may work with police personnel will learn techniques to work more effectively with these employees and their supervisors in the chain of command and in municipal or other organizations.

Dr. Fitzgerald will introduce the topic of providing EA services to police departments, and a review of internal and external models, including peer assistance models. Dr. Craig will cover the essentials of understanding police culture, attitudes about authority and about mental health, and attitudes about (and implications for) supervisory referrals. Finally, both presenters will cover suggestions and recommended models for EA services and clinical practice, and invite discussion and questions. Throughout the presentation, examples from the presenters' professional experience will be combined with research in the field and group discussions to help foster awareness and understanding of the unique characteristics of police organizations.

Food Sponsor: The Way Back Inn 

The meeting format is as follows:
8:30-9:00 am Networking
9:00-9:45 am Business Meeting
9:45-10:00 am 15 Minute Break
10:00-12:00 pm Program
12:00 PM - Optional Networking Lunch - Park Grill - 11 North Michigan Avenue
**CEU Certificates given out upon completion of the program** 

*Parking discounts are available at the Lake and Wells parking garage (SE corner) at $14.
Wabash and Randolph parking garage (NW corner) at $16. 

Registration Costs:

EAPA Member or Guest with the Bring-a-Guest Program - $0

Full-time Students, Retirees and Unemployed Professionals - $5

Non Members - $40                               

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