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Support Groups

Grief Support Group

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) will host a Grief Support Group for employees and family members.  The group will be held on Tuesdays at lunch time, noon-1:00, October 20, 2015-December 22, 2015.  The EAP has held Grief Support Groups in the past and they have been very well received.  If you want to register for the group, or are interested in more information, please call the EAP at 667.214.1555. You may also contact us by emailing Wanda Binns, EAP Manager, at wbinns@psych.umaryland.edu

 

New: Support and Educational Groups Now Forming

New Groups Forming for Fall

In the past, the EAP has hosted a Grief Support Group that has been very well received. Thus, we are in the process of forming one which will begin in the next few weeks.  The group will be held at lunch time (noon-1:00) in the EAP office conference room at 419 West Redwood Street, Suite 560.

EAP counselors are determined to continually try and meet ever changing needs of the employees on campus.  Thus, 2 new groups have been suggested:

Sleep Hygiene (which will include information about how to get better sleep.  Better sleep has been connected with better mental and physical health.  Come and meet with us to find ways to fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night and awaken refreshed! Zzzzzz…)

Menopause Support (If you are experiencing symptoms related to menopause, please join us for this informative and supportive group!)

If you are interested in being part of the above listed groups, please contact Maureen McCarren at mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu to express your interest.  You can also call her at 667.214.1560 for more information.

If you have other ideas for groups you would like to see hosted in the EAP, please let us know.  We are here to serve you!

Mediation between Employees

Did you know the EAP provides mediation services?

If two employees are having trouble working together, the EAP might be able to help.  Both employees can be referred (or refer themselves) to the EAP for Mediation Services. Different counselors would meet one-on-one with each employee. Then, the employees and the counselors will all meet to talk about problems and solutions.  Often, these meetings are only needed one time, but can span a period of time to monitor progress and use the meetings as a forum to talk about other issues that might arise.  Many times, misunderstandings have been resolved, new relationships have been formed and productivity has risen.  Work doesn’t have to be something you dread.  It can be a place you look forward to going to and feel accomplished as you and your team work together toward a common goal.

Mediation between Employees

Did you know the EAP provides mediation services?

If two employees are having trouble working together, the EAP might be able to help.  Both employees can be referred (or refer themselves) to the EAP for Mediation Services. Different counselors would meet one-on-one with each employee. Then, the employees and the counselors will all meet to talk about problems and solutions.  Often, these meetings are only needed one time, but can span a period of time to monitor progress and use the meetings as a forum to talk about other issues that might arise.  Many times, misunderstandings have been resolved, new relationships have been formed and productivity has risen.  Work doesn’t have to be something you dread.  It can be a place you look forward to going to and feel accomplished as you and your team work together toward a common goal.

Mediation between Employees

Did you know the EAP provides mediation services?

If two employees are having trouble working together, the EAP might be able to help.  Both employees can be referred (or refer themselves) to the EAP for Mediation Services. Different counselors would meet one-on-one with each employee. Then, the employees and the counselors will all meet to talk about problems and solutions.  Often, these meetings are only needed one time, but can span a period of time to monitor progress and use the meetings as a forum to talk about other issues that might arise.  Many times, misunderstandings have been resolved, new relationships have been formed and productivity has risen.  Work doesn’t have to be something you dread.  It can be a place you look forward to going to and feel accomplished as you and your team work together toward a common goal.

Grief Support Group, Fall 2014

Many employees have had someone close to them die.  Sometimes it is difficult to move through the grief process alone.  The EAP would like to offer extra support to those who find they need that. The EAP will be holding a new Grief Support Group on Mondays during lunchtime.  The group meetings will begin October 27 and end on December 29th, 2014.  They will be held noon-1:00 in suite 580 of the Professional Building, 419 West Redwood Street. Please call our new EAP number to sign up-667.214.1555, or to ask any questions.

On-Line Support Group

Email Group for Caregivers?

Are you caring for someone?  Is it difficult for you to find time for yourself? Would you like to be part of an email group with others in the same situation?  You could share ideas, frustrations, offer solutions, etc.   The Employee Assistance Program is in the process of developing an on-line support group for Caregivers. If you are interested in the group, please email Maureen at mmccarre@psych.umaryland.edu or call 410.328.0412.

Grief Support Group

Support Group Forming

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has held a few different Grief Support Groups in the past. All have been very well received.  So, we are planning on starting another one.  It will begin on March 18 and last through May 20.  There will be weekly meetings, during lunchtime, noon-1:00p.m. in the EAP suite.  Space is limited, so call or mail us to register for the group as soon as you can.  Also, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  Cheryl Confer, Senior EAP Counselor, will be facilitating the group.  You can reach her at 410.328.5860, or email at cconfer@psych.umaryland.edu.