The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides a variety of services for Texas A&M University employees and their benefits-eligible dependents including mental health counseling, workplace conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
Mental Health Counseling Services
The EAP offers faculty, staff, and their benefits-eligible dependents an opportunity to address individual, marriage, and job-related issues affecting their lives. A psychologist will assist in identifying problem areas and work toward resolution. In addition, assistance can be provided to help initiate services through the individual's health plan or other community resources as needed. When appropriate, eligible employees and their dependents may attend short-term counseling sessions at the EAP, based on assessment by an EAP psychologist.
Services are provided to active employees and their benefits-eligible dependents, and limited to concerns that can be addressed in an outpatient, short-term counseling setting. We are unable to provide formal psychometric assessment or any type of forensic/court mandated treatment or assessment.
Services include consultations with supervisors and management, regarding issues such as employee behaviors, conflict in the work environment, and the process of referring employees to the EAP.
Alcohol and Drug Assessments
Faculty, staff, and eligible dependents may seek assessment to determine whether substance abuse is a problem in their life. The EAP staff can help determine whether chemical dependency treatment or counseling is necessary and a referral to the appropriate resource is made. See System Regulation 34.02.01: Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Rehabilitation Programs.
These are services provided to faculty, staff, and eligible dependents when situations arise unexpectedly that cause severe stress. The intention of crisis intervention is to make a swift response to the person in need. Assessments are made and an action plan to psychologically manage the situation is developed. Referrals to other appropriate resources are made when necessary.
Death in the Campus Community
When a death occurs in the campus community, often people are uncertain about what to do. How will the appropriate university officials be notified? Who should contact family, friends and colleagues? Visit Death in the Campus Community for more information and resources. Faculty, staff, and their benefits-eligible dependents may seek EAP consultation when dealing with a death. Assistance can also be provided to help initiate services through the individual's health plan or other community resources
Alcohol and Drug Testing Program
The EAP manages drug and alcohol testing at Texas A&M, for required Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and the University's Reasonable Suspicion testing policy (see University Rule 34.02.01.M1: Substance Abuse Prevention and System Policy 34.02: Drug and Alcohol Abuse). Administration of the program includes general oversight of testing policy and procedures, consultation with supervisors, annual distribution of educational materials, and educational workshops.
The Employee Assistance Program staff provide both regularly scheduled and special-request workshops on a variety of topics. A list of scheduled workshops can be found at Employee and Organizational Development. Departments may also contact EAP at email@example.com to request additional presentations or special topics.
Workplace Violence Prevention
Texas A&M University is committed to the health and safety of its faculty, staff and students. If you observe behaviors that are concerning or identify behaviors that suggest possible violence, contact the EAP at (979) 845-3711 or report the concern to tellsomebody.tamu.edu, and the report will be forwarded to the University's Special Situation Team. The Special Situation Team works to assess reported concerns as well as coordinate an appropriate intervention. In emergency situations, contact University Police Department by calling 9-911. If you have questions about TAMU's Prevention of Workplace Violence procedures, see Standard Administrative Procedure 34.07.99.M0.01: Prevention of Workplace Violence, Threats of Violence, and Response to Trauma.