THE on-LINER APRIL 2000 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
December 1999 SA credits
If you attended the December Chapter meeting and did not receive
information about SA credit, then here it is: Training Event
Approval #: 99-493-G with six hours in General Skill Building.
If you have any questions call Joan Radford, Certification Chair,
at (828) 823-5166.
Revised membership list & operations
If you are a Chapter member and did not receive a membership
list and/or Operations Manual during the March Conference, call
Melissa Summer at (704) 481-1337. Also remember that Chapter
Membership lists are available free to Chapter members and can
be purchased by nonmembers by contacting Vicki Harrington at
There are now 112 Licensed Employee Assistance Professionals
(LEAPs) in North Carolina. As of January 1, 2000 a master's degree,
along with CEAP certification, is required for licensure. However,
if you took and passed the December 1999 CEAP exam you can still
apply under the old rules that do not require the master's degree.
Your application will have to be considered at the next meeting
of the LEAP Board which is April 19th. Because of the delay in
getting this information out, the Board will review all applications
that are postmarked by April 14th. Applications may be obtained
by calling Jo Yarbrough at (919) 733-4670.
At the last Board meeting, held March 15th in Charlotte at
the EAPA Conference, the Board heard from Paul Morehouse about
discussions he has had with representatives of ComPsych. They
do not recognize either the CEAP or the LEAP; indeed they seemed
to have no knowledge of either. The Board is interested in hearing
from other LEAPs who have had similar experiences with managed
care and insurance companies.
According to Board policy, upon direction from the Attorney
General's Office, the names of all persons whose licenses have
been allowed to lapse are to be published in The Liner. To date
the following persons are no longer licensed as Employee Assistance
Professionals by the North Carolina Board of Employee Assistance
Professionals: Guy H. Ross, A. Smith Worth, and Susan M. Ross.
Patrice Alexander, Ph.D., LEAP
New Website and Membership Survey
The New Technology committee members, Linda Roberts, Stephen
Sammons, Ben Stiling, Chuck Taylor, and Andy Silberman (chair),
are pleased to announce that the new NC EAPA website is now online!
Special thanks to our website design consultant and webmaster,
Ingrid Beckman, for all her creative ideas and persistence in
helping the committee with this project. If you haven't had a
chance as yet to take a look, please do, as we think you'll like
what you see. The website address is www.eapa.com.
Currently, the new site provides the membership with an easier
way to stay abreast of news from the Chapter, information about
upcoming training and conferences, job postings, The Liner on-line,
and several resource links. The site will soon offer "members
only" information as well, to first include membership contact
information and then additional resources that provide an added
incentive to be a Chapter member.
Towards that end, the committee wants to develop a list-serve
for the Chapter. This would be an e-mail list for all NC EAPA
Chapter members to use when wanting to communicate with all members
to: pose a question, search for a particular resource, to deliver
news, or invite discussion on a particular issue of relevance
to the profession. A number of people attending the conference
in Charlotte have already provided their e-mail address so this
list could be developed. For those of you who have an e-mail
address who did not sign the list in Charlotte, but would like
to be included in the list-serve, please send your e-mail address
to: Andy Silberman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee is interested in knowing how the website can
best serve your needs and those of the Chapter. We invite your
input as to what you would like the website to try and include
in its future development. A couple of questions may spur your
thinking What do you use the Internet for currently in your professional
life? What kinds of information or resources might be helpful
to you, or to clients/organizations you serve, via access with
the website? What is important to you regarding information/resources
that you access via the Internet? Answers to these questions,
or any ideas, comments, or suggestions can be sent to Andy Silberman
at the e-mail address above, or via the postal mail address:
Duke Medical Center, Box 3834, Durham, NC 27710.
"I've Been Moved!"
If you have moved or your address has changed, we need to
know. Several copies of each edition of The Liner are returned
due to incorrect addresses. Only Chapter members will be sought
with new addresses, but you can prevent this by letting Melissa
Summer know where you would like The Liner sent. Melissa can
be reached at (704) 481-1337.
Congratulations to Christine Jones for being the first to
call identifying a mistake in the last edition of The Liner.
By being the first to call, Christine will receive free registration
to the May meeting in Wrightsville Beach. The runner-up prize
(nothing) goes to Andy Silberman. Andy, however, graciously accepted
one "atta boy" from the editor. The question remains
as to whether mistakes are on purpose to give people a chance
to win a free registration or not. If you find a mistake in this
edition, call Ray Robbins at (828) 433-8887.
Congratulations Awards Recipients!
Chapter honorees for 2000 were recognized during the March
Conference. Receiving the Outstanding Member Award was Chapter
President Elaine Jenkins. Recognized for their Outstanding Member
Award was Chapter President Elaine Jenkins. Recognized for their
many contributions to the EA field with the President's Achievement
Award were EAPA President Greg DeLapp and recently retired (Duke
Power) Bill Crawford. While Karen holds Greg's Award for him,
Greg poses with another special treat pecan pie and iced tea!
March Conference a Huge Success!!
The Chapter's annual March Conference was held at the University
Hilton in Charlotte March 15-17, 2000. There were 170 professionals
attending the conference to renew old acquaintances, meet new
friends, and gain certification credits. The Conference Planning
was chaired by Mary Bryan Roberts who worked since the completion
of the 1999 conference to make sure this gathering was a success.
Congratulations go to not only Mary Bryan, but also to: Vice
Chair Chuck Taylor, Karen Molli, Elaine Jenkins, Kathy Van Dyke,
Nancy Harville, Carolyn Burns, Martha Ausman, Paul Morehouse,
Eric Hunter, and Cliff Morgan for a job well done.
Conference Moderator John Howard welcomed attendees on Wednesday
before Dr. Henry Braddock shared his "common sense"
approach of dealing with Violence in the Workplace issues. Professor
Al Greene introduced several attendees to the entire EA field
through his EAP Basics track. There were many positive comments
on Glenn Smith's presentation of Adolescents & Substance
Abuse. Wednesday ended with presentation of annual awards, good
food, and a great band.
Thursday kicked off with Chuck Taylor presenting on Global
ReachLocal Touch: how technology can and is increasing access
to behavioral health services. Dr. William Tyson presented interesting
thoughts on Sexual, Internet, and Sexual Internet Addictions
by using Sensationalism vs. Reality. International EAPA President
Greg DeLapp shared ideas on EAPA's need to grow and go in the
21st century. John Burke, as usual, had valuable information
on Organizational Consulting the cutting edge, while Dr. Jeff
Brantley showed EA professionals how to take care of themselves.
Friday morning started off with a very informative Chapter
business meeting followed by the awarding of prizes from exhibitors.
No one dominated like Presbyterian Hospital did in 1999, but
there were a number of happy people. Wrapping up the conference
was an always interesting subject: Legal Concerns for Employee
Assistance Practitioners by David Terry and his associates.
The March Conference could never be the success it has been
without the help of conference sponsors and exhibitors. The Chapter
wants to thank the following exhibitors: Duke Addictions Center,
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., Fellowship Hall, High Point
Behavioral Health, Life Center of Galax, Little Hill/Alina Lodge,
Northeast Psychiatric & Psychological Institute, The Renfrow
Center, Rowan Regional Medical Center, First Health of the Carolinas/Moore
Regional, Wilmington Treatment Center, and Performance Resource
See you next year!
NC/EAPA Business Meeting
March 16, 2000 . Charlotte NC
A. The meeting was called to order by President Elaine Jenkins
at 8:05 A.M.
B. EAP News: Elaine Jenkins welcomed the "first-time"
attendees to the workshop. Elaine also invited members and non-members
to get more involved in Chapter events. The December Business
Minutes were approved as written and placed in The Liner.
C. Board Meeting Update
1. Chapter Operations Manual Update - Elaine Jenkins reported
that the manual had been completed and copies had been provided
2. Chapter Officer's Nominations - Elaine Jenkins reported
that Miriam Bundy would chair the nominating committee.
3. Marketing Committee - Elaine Jenkins is going to form a
committee to develop ways to improve marketing.
4. Strategic Planning Meeting - Elaine Jenkins reported that
the meeting will take place at the Blockade Runner, Wrightsville
Beach, on May 16, 2000. The meeting is open to members.
5. Upcoming Training Events - Elaine Jenkins reported that
the 9th Public Policy Conference will be held in Washington,
DC, on June 10th ­ June 13th. Elaine also stated that
International EAPA Conference will be held in New York City on
November 18th ­ November 21st.
6. International EAPA Elections - Elaine Jenkins reported
that the deadline for nominations is April 5th.
7. Treasurer's Report - Martha Ausman reported the following
December Meeting - 26 attendees; income - $520.00; expenses
- $1679.16; Loss of $1159.16
Assets as of 3/14/00
8. Standing committee
A. Legislative - Public Policy - no report
B. Membership - Melissa summer reported that there are 161
C. Education & Training - Cliff Morgan reported the
following upcoming events:
May 17th Strategic Planning, Wrightsville Beach;
May 18th & May 19th Chapter Meeting, Wrightsville Beach;
August 11th Chapter Meeting, Raleigh, Four Points Sheraton
October 19th - October 20th Chapter Meeting, Boone, Broyhill
D. Research & Information - Lindy Langston reported
on the results of the member survey. Lindy stated that 57 members
E. Outreach - Ray Robbins stated that 300 newsletters are
mailed each time. Ray also stated that The Liner is located on
the web page.
F. Bylaws - Miriam Bundy stated that the operations manual
had been complete and an updated copy of the bylaws was included
in the manual.
G. New Technologies - Chuck Taylor reported that the web page
is back on line. The address is: www.EAPA.com. Chuck also stated
to contact Andy Silberman regarding placing information on the
H. Diversity - Karen Molli thanked her committee for contacting
speakers for the conference. Karen also stated if people had
suggestions for speakers/topics to
I. Certification - Joan Radford reported that the substance
abuse credit information for the December workshop had finally
be received and the information would be published in the next
issue of The Liner and on the web page. Joan also stated that
she had been contacted regarding PDH information from prior workshops.
Joan stated that she keeps all records for four years. Joan also
stated that she will work with Martha regarding workshop attendees.
Joan also stated that people asking for credit information will
have to provide documentation of workshop attendance and a $5.00
fee will be charged for coping and mailing information.
J. Standards & Ethics - John Howard reported that the
peer referral resource list had been updated and a copy is included
in the operations manual.
K. LEAP Update - Midgie Brawley reported that there are 102
LEAPs registered. Midgie also stated that the next deadline for
LEAP applications will be 3/31/2000. The person submitting the
application must include a current copy of their CEAP certificate.
L. Officer's Retreat - Elaine Jenkins reported that the retreat
is scheduled for April 6th - April 9th. The EAPA/NC Chapter is
sponsoring one officer from the Central Florida Chapter to attend
M. Scholarships - Cliff Morgan reported that three scholarships
had been awarded for the conference. Cliff also stated that one
scholarship is available for other meetings.
N. Awards - Karen Molli reported on the awards given during
the banquet. They were: Outstanding Member of the Year Award
went to Elaine Jenkins; President's Achievement award went to
Greg DeLapp, President International EAPA and Bill Crawford.
O. March Conference ­ Mary Bryan Roberts thanked
her committee for organizing the conference. The attendees totaled
167, including 12 exhibitors.
9. New Business: No new business.
10. Old Business: No old business.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 AM
Respectfully submitted, Vicki Harrington, LEAP
Secretary, Board of Directors
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