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Upcoming Meetings 
 Monthly Meeting Schedule - DC EAPA meets the third Thursday of every month, usually at 9 AM. Please check to see if the meeting time has changed.




Thursday, June 15, 2023

9 am-11 am ET. Please log on at 9 am for Introductions, Networking, and Announcements. Roundtable begins at 9:30 and concludes at 11:00 am ET. 

Topic: Meeting the Needs of Employees Through Family Educational Workshops

Moderator:  Dollnita Winston, MSW, CEO, Family Life Enhancement

1.5 PDHs (Pending Approval)

Learning Objectives: 

How your company can foster a supportive environment specifically for employees who are faced with the everyday challenges of balancing work and family life. 

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Please note the change in time!!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Introductions, announcements, networking @ 11:30 am ET. 

Presentation 12 pm-1:30 pm ET

Presenter: Chris E. Knoepke, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, FACC (Assistant Professor from Univ of Colorado School of Medicine who comes highly recommended by Pat Herlihy.)

Title: A Gun Violence and Suicide Prevention Continuum for the EAP Clinician (he recently presented this as a Free Friday Webinar in case you already attended.)

    • 1. Suicide Assessment/intervention as it pertains to firearm ownership/access
    • 2. Where firearms fit into lethal means counseling for the EA Professional
    • 3. Recent statistics on gun violence and red flag laws
    • 4. Gaining cultural competence around firearm owners

1.5 PDHs  

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Thursday, April 20, 2023

9 am-11 am ET. Please log on at 9 am for Introductions, Networking, and Announcements. Roundtable begins at 9:30 and concludes at 11:00 am ET. 

Topic: Microaggressions in the Workplace: Death by a Thousand Cuts
Moderator:  Dr. Chantay P. White-Eley, PhD, CEAP, SAP, BCD

1.5 PDHs 

This presentation will focus on defining Microaggressions in the workplace and the impact on the workplace.  Microaggressions or insensitive statements, questions, or assumptions aimed at traditionally marginalized identity groups can happen to anyone, of any background, at any professional level. The research is clear about the impact seemingly innocuous statements can have on one’s physical and mental health, especially over the course of an entire career: increased rates of depression, prolonged stress, and trauma, physical concerns like headaches, high blood pressure, and difficulties with sleep. Getting better at noticing and responding to microaggressions and being more aware of our everyday speech is a journey, one with a real effect on our mental health and well-being at work. Microaggressions affect everyone, so creating more inclusive and culturally competent workplace cultures means each of us must explore our own biases in order to become aware of them. This presentation will have the goal of showing that everyone should not be fearful of communicating with each other but instead embrace the opportunity to be intentional about it. Creating inclusive cultures in the workplace where people can thrive does not happen overnight. It takes a continuous process of learning, evolving, and growing. This talk will review how to encourage building a more inclusive culture in the workplace as employee assistance professionals. 

Learning Objectives: 

1.    Define Microaggressions.
2.    Discuss the impact of microaggressions in the workplace.
3.    Have a guided group discussion on ways to respond.
4.    Provide ways to build a more inclusive culture in the workplace.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

9 am-11 am ET. Please log on at 9 am for Introductions, Networking, and Announcements. Presentation begins at 9:30 and concludes at 11:00 am ET. 

Topic: Transgender Issues in the Workplace

Presenter:  Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

1.5 PDHs 

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm-12:30 pm EST Networking, Announcements, Introductions

12:30 - 2:00 pm Presentation

Presenter: Dr. Bryan McNutt, Ph.D., LMFT, CEAP

Topic: Title: "Exploring Threat Assessment and the Workplace: The Role of EAPs in Workplace Safety”

1.5 PDHs 

Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 9:30 - 11:00 am

Retirement Readiness 
Presented by the Foundation for Financial Education

1.5 PDHs
  • Retirement Accounts & Investment
  • Planning for the "What Ifs"
  • Estates & Beneficiaries 


click here to download file

Thursday, December 15, 2022


9 am-11 am ET.

Please log on at 9 am for Introductions, Networking, and Announcements. The roundtable begins at 9:30 and concludes at 11:00 am ET. 



Best Practices and Self-Care Resources in EAP 2022: A Moderated Discussion

Moderator:  Rachel Kaufmann, LCMHC, CEAP

1.5 PDHs 


Attendees will learn about effective practices as shared by colleagues


Learn and share effective resources locally and nation-wide


Reinforce the importance of EAP self-care techniques


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*** Just to remind you, please include your first and last name on your zoom screen to enter the meeting and make sure that PDH is timely delivered. 


















Past Meetings


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Elevating Ethical Awareness & Decision Making for EAP Professionals

Presenter: Margot Hawkins-Green Ph.D., LPC, CEAP 

3.0 PDHs 


Thursday, October 20, 2022

Marriage: The Family of Origin Approach  

Presenter: Leticia Isidro-Clancey, LPC-MFT, LCADC, CCS

1.5 PDHs


Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Topic: Employment Law for Employee Assistance Professionals

Presenters: Kevin J. Sheehan 

1.5 PDHs 


Thursday July 21st, 2022

 Topic: Man Therapy: An Innovative Online Program to Prevent Suicide among Working-Aged Men.

 Presenters: Dr. Jodi Jacobsen Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP

       Dr. Nathaan Demers, PsyD

 1.5 PDHs


Thursday June 16th, 2022

Topic: Nicotine Addiction: "Not a Burning Issue"

Presenter: Dr. George Kolodner, MD

1.5 PDHs 


Thursday May 19th, 2022 

Topic: How to Help Those Journeying Through Grief

Presenter: Kathleen Sabek, MSW 

1.5 PDHs 


Thursday April 21st, 2022

Topic: “EAP/Clinical: Heal Thy Self: Ethical Challenges with Compassion Fatigue”

Presenter: Libby Timmons, M.Ed., LISAC, CEAP, SAP

1.5 PDHs


Thursday, March 17, 2022

TOPIC: "Facilitating an Intervention"

Presenter: Timothy Dunnigan, CIP, LSCW-C

1.5 PDHs 


Thursday, February 17, 2022


Topic: Welcome to the Wizard of Oz: Incorporating Diversity & Inclusion in EAP


Presenter: Chantay White Eley, Ph.D., LCSW-C, CEAP, SAP, BCD

1.5 PDHs


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Topic: Best Practices and Self Care Resources in EAP 2021: A Moderated Discussion

Moderator: Amy Williamson, LCSW-C, LICSW, CEAP

1.5 PDHs 


 Thursday, November 18, 2021

Topic: Elevating Ethical Awareness & Decision-Making for the EAP Profession

Presenter: Margot Hawkins-Green PhD, LPC, CEAP

EAP Domain : 3.0 PDHs


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Topic: From Surviving to Thriving: Mental Healthcare Following a Community Disaster

Presenter: Brian Gill, LICSW (Clinical Director, Kolmac)

EAP Domain: 1.5 PDHs 


September 23, 2021

Topic: Roundtable Discussion: EAP Services in a Pandemic--What Works? 

Facilitator: Rachel Kaufmann, LCMHC, CEAP

Eap Domain: TBA 1.5 PDH


June 17, 2021

Topic: Mindfulness@Work: A Virtual Experience

Presenter: Dr. Paulette Baldwin and Holly Jamesen Carr

EAP Domain: II, 1.5 PDHs


May 20, 2021

Topic: Gambling Issues and Treatment

Presenter: Anthony Parente, MA, LCPC

EAP Domain: TBA, 1.5 PDHs


April 15, 2021

Topic: Retirement Communities- What do you need to know? The Rules of the Road

Presenter: Barbara Fornoff, LCSW

EAP Domain: III, 1.5 PDHs 


March 18, 2021

Topic: OCD in the Times of COVID-19  

Presenter:  Carrie Holl, Psy.D.  

EAP Domain: TBA, 1.5 PDHs 


Feb 18, 2021 

Topic: Exploring Approaches of Support for Diverse Employees During the COVID Crisis: Considerations for EA Professionals

Presenter: Bryan McNutt, PhD, LMFT, CEAP

EAP Domain, II, III, 1.5 PDHs