THE on-LINER NOVEMBER 2001 EDITION|
HERE'S THE LATEST CHAPTER NEWS!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Welcome to Dwane Wynne of Value Options. Dwane works with
Value Options in the Raleigh office. He can be reached by email
He joined in February of this year. We're slow, but sure. If
you have joined the Chapter in 2001 and we haven't recognized
and welcomed you in The Liner call Ray Robbins at 704-262-1834
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
and let him know.
Congratulations to Miriam Bundy for winning Chapter dues for
one year ($40) as a result of the drawing at the Boone meeting.
The NC EAPA Conference is scheduled for March 13-15, 2002.
The planning committee is well on their way to planning interesting
and timely topics that we all face in the Employee Assistance
field. We want this year's conference to be a fun and relaxing
time for you, in light of our difficult and challenging times.
With that in mind, entertainment this year is going to be different
and especially fun for all. Bingo is the game plan. Did you ever
wish you could win the big lottery or jack pot? Of course you
did. Well, Bingo Night at the conference is not the lottery,
but it's going to be close to the lottery with our array of prizes.
We have begun to secure prizes, but need many more.
We need your help in securing bingo prizes. Whether you have
a craft, hobby, or something you make that you would like to
donate as a bingo prize. We need your help. You can also contribute
by getting a local business to donate a gift or gift certificate,
or maybe you would like to donate a gift you have purchased,
or have your organization to donate a gift.
For additional information on bingo prizes or how you or your
organization can donate gifts, contact: Jo Turbyfill, ValueOptions,
336-249-7968 or Jo.Turbyfill@Valueoptions.com.
We need your help in making this a success for all!
At the August and December 2001 meetings the NC Board of Employee
Assistance Professionals (NCBEAP) issued licenses to the following
applicant: Ray Robbins. The following licenses were renewed:
Laura Texier, John Arthur, Ron Mangum, Jack Crain, Irene Carroll,
Christine Jones, Karen Molli, John Howard, Martha Ausman, Miriam
Bundy, Dale Mundy, Denise Kuppinger, Patrice Alexander, Robert
Denig, Ronald Pelt, David Hamby, Cathy Reinbold, Melissa Summer,
Keith McDaniel, Melissa Holmes, Susan Bratton, Frank Horton,
Terry Newsome, Lindy Langston, Joe Coulter, Dennis Nance, John
Burke, Mark Ferdinandsen, Jan Connelly, Sharon Howard, and
Mary Ann Puckett. Congratulations to all!
- At the October meeting the Board finalized the draft of the
ethics policy and procedures. It is now being reviewed by the
Attorney General's office. At the same time the draft is being
reviewed with the EACC director to ensure that the ethics policy
governing the CEAP are supportive and reciprocal.
- Also discussed were the presentations being done at all the
EAPA Chapter meetings by the NC/EAPA Ad Hoc Committee on Licensure,
to which two of the NCBEAP members have been appointed. The committee's
task is to gather information and they will present their findings
to NC/EAPA and the NCBEAP in May. The NC/EAPA Board could then
use the findings to make its own presentation and recommendations
for action to the chapter membership.
- The NCBEAP's next meeting will be in January 2002. The deadline
for all licensure and renewal applications, to be considered
at that meeting, will be December 30, 2001.
Remember that as a member of NC-IEAPA you have access to a
counselor paid for by the Chapter. For details consult your Chapter
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NORTH CAROLINA SHRM STATE CONFERENCE
Dear NC/EAPA Members:
Elaine Jenkins, Miriam Bundy, Allyson O,Sullivan
and Karen Molli
Joan Radford and Patrice Alexander
September 20, 2001
Your fellow chapter members were hard at work and represented
you well at the North Carolina SHRM state conference in Raleigh
on September 12 - 14.
Many thanks to Elaine Jenkins, Karen Molli, Joan Radford,
Patrice Alexander, Cecile Broadhurst and Sharon Howard for their
presence at our exhibitors booth. The group talked with the SHRM
attendees about EAP, explained what we do, who we are, the value
of having an EAP, how EAP works, and much more.
Allyson O'Sullivan, IEAPA,s marketing and development director
drove down from Arlington on September 12 and brought with her
a display board and back issues of The Exchange for our exhibit.
Allyson stayed and helped our chapter members with the booth
for the remaining two days. We appreciate her efforts and the
display board looked great. We were one of 63 exhibitors and
without the display board, we would have been upstaged by at
least one exhibitor whose booth had a Chinese motif complete
with kimonos. But, we were next door to an exhibitor who baked
cookies for attendees and our keen EAPers were able to capitalize
on talking with people who were waiting for a new batch of cookies
to come out of the oven.
Thanks to Sandy Allen and Christine Jones who put together
our booth handouts and gifts. Sandy got us neon green stress
balls with the EAPA logo and our website printed in blue, stress
dots, candy and a fountain to give away in a drawing. Christine
found useful articles from The Exchange that were copied and
given out. We also had available handouts about grief at work,
responses to traumatic stress and several other timely articles.
September 11 was the day before the start of the conference,
and the terrorists, attack did have an impact on the conference.
The attendance was slightly less than expected and some of the
national speakers were not able to fly into Raleigh. However,
our representative members report talking with some people who
were very interested in knowing more about EAP and who asked
lots of good questions. Many of the attendees already have an
EAP. There were some who knew they had an EAP but did not know
what services are provided by the EAP.
Business cards were collected from attendees for the fountain-prize
drawing. A follow up letter was sent to them to express NC/EAPA's
appreciation for their time at our booth and to remind them of
our website address.
Again, thanks to all people and organizations who gave their
time and paid expenses for members to take part in the SHRM conference.
It was a valuable step in our efforts to promote EAP and strengthen
our ties with the human resources community.
Outreach Committee Chairperson
YOUR ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED
OCTOBER WORKSHOP in BOONE, NC
Thanks to the efforts of the Diversity Committee members,
we are fortunate to have Adrienne Ressler to present A
Body to Die For at our December workshop. However, we
need your assistance in promoting this training. Make extra copies
of the registration information/form and give some to your co-workers
or other professionals with whom you have contact. Invite any
therapists, counselors, social workers, nurses, dieticians, etc.
that you use as referral resources to attend this workshop. Publicize
the training in your company newsletter.
We usually have about 30-35 participants attend our December
workshop(s). However, we have reserved space for 60 participants
this year. Not only will participants have the opportunity of
learning from a skilled professional but our chapter will also
have the opportunity of generating additional monies. The following
information on Adrienne Ressler may help you to encourage others
She is the Director of Professional Relations and Education
at The Renfrew Center of Florida. As a senior staff member at
The Renfrew Center for eleven years, Ms. Ressler has designed
and conducted training seminars for professionals throughout
the country on eating disorders, sexual abuse, depression and
body-image issues. She serves on the Board of Directors of the
International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.
Ms. Ressler received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees
from the University of Michigan, where she also served on the
faculty in the School of Education. Ms. Ressler is a certified
social worker and has extensive training in psychodrama and the
body-centered therapies of Bioenergetic Analysis and Alexander
She has earned international recognition for her expertise
on body-image disturbance in women, and has had her work published
in several journals, including the International Journal of Fertility
and Women's Medicine, The American Medical Athletic Quarterly,
and Pulse, the official publication of the International Spa
Ms. Ressler has been interviewed on National Public Radio's
Talk of the Nation, ABC's Good Morning America Sunday, and was
featured in Lords of Esteem, a documentary on cosmetic surgery
and vanity. Ms. Ressler co-produced and hosted a program on bulimia
for middle-school children for Instructional TV, and was co-curator
of Awakening the Silent Voice: Expressing Secrets through the
Arts, a six-month exhibit of patient artwork at The Museum of
Art in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Ressler provides private
consultation to the spa and fitness industry.
Thank you for your assistance and for supporting NC EAPA!
Contact Joan Radford, Vice President, at 252-450-6949 if you
have additional suggestions.
EAPA/NC BUSINESS MEETING
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October 18, 2001 - Qulaituy Inn, Boone, NC
Vice-President Joan Radford called the meeting to order. The
minutes of the August 9, 2001 Business Meeting were approved.
The following business was discussed:
- I. New Business:
- A. SHRM Report: Joan reports for Miriam Bundy about the NC
EAPA exhibit at the SHRM Conference on September 12-14, 2001.
NC EAPA was one of 63 exhibitors at the Conference. The Conference
began the day after the September 11, 2001 "attack on America.
Miriam,s Committee was able to provide timely materials related
to stress at our booth. Joan read a letter that Miriam sent to
all Conference attendees, whom left business cards at the NC
EAPA exhibit booth, expressing our appreciation for their time
and interest. Joan also shared the information letter from Miriam
about the SHRM Conference that will be printed in the upcoming
- Discussion was held concerning the value of the SHRM Conference.
There was agreement that a lot of the Conference attendees did
not stop by our booth. It was agreed that we need to track SHRM
activity as it relates to contact with our members and web-site
before deciding to spend the money and effort to present again
at the Conference.
- Jim Cooper suggested we consider a presentation at least
one more time before making a decision about the value of the
- Appreciation was given to Miriam and her committee for the
outstanding work in their preparedness and presentation at the
SHRM Conference. Our Chapter was very well represented through
their efforts and professional presentation.
- B. International EAPA - Elaine Jenkins reported that the
first four names drawn, at the August Chapter meeting, for the
free registration to I-EAPA was unable to attend. She drew additional
names that resulted in the "winner donating the money back
to the NC Chapter. The "winner wishes to remain anonymous.
- The Board decided to reverse the registration give away at
the May and August Chapter meetings. Therefore, the free registration
for the International Conference will be given away at the May
meeting which will allow the winning recipient more time and
preparation to attend.
- The International EAPA conference will be in Vancouver, Canada.
Discussion was held concerning the impact of UAW withdrawing
from I-EAPA membership and the future of National Conferences.
It was noted that registration is down significantly and there
have been many cancellations following the September 11, 2001
- C. Chapter Meetings: Joan reported that there is a very low
registration for this Chapter meeting. Both of the scheduled
speakers for this Conference waived an honorarium.
- Managing High Risk Situations presented by Dawn Klug.
- Treatment of Opioid Addiction in Rural Virginia by Life Center
- The Board had discussion was held concerning suggestions
for future meetings. Roy Sonovick has made an offer to co-sponsor
the NC Statewide EAPA Conference in October with our October
Chapter meeting. He has already booked October 2, 3 and 4 for
2002. It was decided by the Board that this proposal would conflict
with attendance at our March Conference, largely because of the
higher registration and length of time for the NC Statewide Conference.
We do appreciate the offer and the spirit of cooperation with
which the offer was made.
- It was decided to have the full Board vote by email on the
change of the October 002 Chapter meeting in Boone to the Quarry
Hills Country Club in Burlington, NC. The vote will include the
location change and the change to a one-day meeting with a 45-minute
lunch and a 45-minute Business meeting. All one-day meetings
will be the same format as discussed for the above October 2002
meeting with 4 PDHs. The vote by email will be as follows:
- 1. May 2002 Chapter meeting in Wrightsville Beach to remain
- 2. August 2002 Chapter meeting in Raleigh to begin at 9:45
am and end at 3:15 pm with a 45 minute lunch and a 45 minute
Business meeting with 4 PDHs. Registration will be from 9:15
am until 9:45 am.
- 3. October 2002 meeting to be held in Burlington as a one
day meeting with 4 PDHs.
- 4. December 2002 meeting to be held in Charlotte as a one
day meeting with 4 PDHs.
- 5. March Conference to remain the same.
- II. Treasurer,s Report: Martha Ausman, Treasurer, reported
- A.August Chapter Meeting in Raleigh had 41 attendees. The
income for the meeting was $1,185 and the expenses were $1,457.81
with a net loss of $272.81.
- B. Chapter membership dues from I-EAPA are still outstanding
for the months of June, July, August and September.
- C. Our accountant is currently preparing our Chapter tax
- D. The Chapter remains in good financial standing. Joan Radford
gave her appreciation to Martha, on behalf of the Chapter, for
the outstanding job she is doing as our Treasurer.
- III. Standing Committees:
- A. Legislative and Public Policy: Patrice Alexander
- B. Membership: Melissa Summer
- C. Education and Training: Joan Radford reports the proposed
schedule for 2002 Training is as follows:
- May 15th - Board Strategic Planning Meeting at Wrightsville
Beach- Noon until 4 pm
- May 15th - Board Meeting at Wrightsville Beach at 4 pm
- May 16-17 Chapter Meeting at the Blockade Runner at Wrightsville
- August 8th Board Meeting at 4 pm in Raleigh
- August 9th Chapter Meeting - 9:45 am until 3:15 pm in Raleigh
- October 17th Board Meeting in Burlington
- October 18th Chapter Meeting in Burlington
- December 5th Board Meeting in Charlotte
- December 6th Chapter Meeting in Charlotte
- D. Outreach: Miriam Bundy
- Report from Miriam Bundy, given by Joan Radford, was covered
under New Business
- Ray needs all articles for the Liner by Wednesday, October
- E. By Laws: Paul Morehouse
- F. New Technology: Andy Silberman as reported by email sent
to Board members.
- 22 EA Providers have submitted application (and $50 payment)
to be on the new Providers page on our website.
- Andy is currently in discussion with several potential "advertisers
for the website regarding the purchase of a banner ad.
- The webpage menu has been reorganized and updated to enhance
navigation of the site.
- The links page changes were made to include only non-commercial
- Revised "Ad Package to be offered to vendors in advertisement
and/or sponsoring was provided for review.
- Joan Radford discussed the need to have a better-defined
plan for providing services to vendors who purchase a package.
- G. Cultural Diversity: Shannon South
- Adrienne Ressler from the Renfrew Center will be our guest
speaker at the December 2001 Chapter meeting in Charlotte. The
meeting will be held at the University Holiday Inn. The topic
will be a "Body to Die For.
- An effort should be made by all members to invite "eating
disorder professionals to the training.
- H. Certification: Jim Cooper
- I-EAPA has been very slow in granting PDH approval. Jim hopes
to have the approval by tomorrow morning, in time for the Chapter
- The SA Board is prompt in approving requested credits.
- Joan Radford donated the expense for some PDH,s to our March
2002 Conference. These PDH,s are owed to her by I-EAPA.
- I. Standards and Ethics: Elaine Jenkins
- J. Research and Information: Karen Molli
- IV. Southern Regional Rep. Report: Barbara Murdock
- Joan reports for Barbara from her email to Cliff Morgan.
- There has been a significant drop in the registration for
I-EAPA Conference in Vancouver. Late registrations are being
- To date, UAW is the only union to drop out of I-EAPA.
- Barbara is very concerned about a reduction in the budget
for Regional Reps.
- V. Special Committee
- 1. Scholarship: Joan Radford
- No requests for scholarships to the October Meeting were
- 2. Awards: Vicki Harrington
- 3. March Conference Committee: Karen Mollie
- Karen reports that plans for the March conference are progressing.
- Three national speakers have agreed to present:
- 1. John Maynard from Colorado "Mid-Life Transitions
in the Workplace
- 2. Tom Amaral from California on "Outcomes
- 3. William Moyers "Addiction and EAP
- Additional topics being presented include:
- 1. Work-Life
- 2. Coaching
- 3. Workplace Lay-off and Mergers
- Barbara Murdock will present on Supervisory Training, a "Train
the Trainer model.
- 4. Job Announcements:
With no further business, Joan Radford adjourned the meeting.
Paula A. Edwards, M.S., CEAP, NC/LEAP
Secretary, NC/EAPA Chapter
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