Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps SUNY Plattsburgh employees to assess problems, and offer information and/or make a referral to a local provider. The program does not provide counseling services.
We Can Offer Help To:
- Current employees and their families
- Supervisory personnel
Who Visits EAP?
All sorts of people! Some of the problems or needs presented by employees include:
- Emotional or physical
- Alcohol or other drug
- Need for resources or referrals
- Simply, just needing another's opinion
Your supervisor may suggest EAP because he or she believes that you may need help to correct a work-related problem. You are not obligated to follow through on the suggestion. The supervisor is looking for a change in behavior or work habits in the workplace. You are free to pursue other courses, such as self-help books, outside counseling, psychiatric, or medical resources. Our EAP office has a small library consisting of brochures, books and tapes for your use.
- Health-related education workshops (as resources and time permit)
- Literature via intercampus mail or email
- Tuesdays (by appointment)
The service is free of charge and completely confidential, unless we believe that you are in danger of harming yourself and/or others, or there is suspicion of child abuse.
You would be asked to sign a Release of Information form only at your request for information to be sent to your supervisor, Human Resource Services, or other outside contacts.