Dealing with Depression - Organizational Perspectives - Webinar By TrainHR
Venue: Online Training
|Event Date/Time: Aug 16, 2012||End Date/Time: Aug 16, 2012|
Employee's impacted by depression have more medical claims, and demonstrate increased tardiness and absenteeism, as well as "presenteeism" (showing up for work, but producing less, losing concentration, making mistakes, missing deadlines, becoming irritable with coworkers / managers, etc.). Depressed employees can be a drain on work group morale as well, and even cause distress and worry amongst other employees who may hear them making suicidal statements or other worrisome comments. It is critical that managers and HR professional recognize decrements in performance and the behavioral signs of this serious mental health concern, and act swiftly and sensitively to get the employee the support and help they need so the employee can remain productive and the organization is not adversely impacted.
This webinar will review the major features and signs of depression, and help HR professional and managers effectively intervene.
Areas Covered in the Session: After participating in this webinar, Human Resource professionals and managers will be better able to:
Understand signs and symptoms of depression in employees
Identify steps managers can use in assisting employees with depression, including the use of EAPs, medical leave of absence, and fitness for duty evaluations
Use effective management tools while simultaneously demonstrating compassion for the impacted employee and team
Who Will Benefit:
Employee Relations Professionals
Dr. Martin, a licensed psychologist, oversees HRI's clinical department, consisting of intake EAP counselors, face-to-face counselors, and management consultants.
Dr. Martin is responsible for the operation of HRI's EAP, implementation of new policies and procedures to ensure quality service delivery for clients, and training EAP staff members. He has more than 26 years of experience managing and supervising mental health and EAP professionals, practicing psychotherapy, consulting with management and HR in corporate settings on behavioral health issues, and intervening in crisis situations for both small and large-scale disasters.
Dr. Martin has worked in both non-profit and corporate sectors, including employee assistance programs, mobile crisis teams, community mental health centers, developmental disability organizations, and crisis intervention services. Prior to joining HRI in 2011, Dr. Martin was the director of crisis and behavioral health technology at the Mental Health Association of New York City. Before that, he served as a workforce consultant and account executive for FEI Behavioral Health.
Dr. Martin earned his PhD in Psychology/Counseling from Indiana State University and a Masterâ€™s in Counseling from the State University of New York at Albany. He is widely quoted and has appeared on WebMD, CNN Radio, 1010 WINS News Radio, WPIX Evening News, and in web and print articles in, among others, The Wall Street Journal's Market Watch, HR Executive Online, The Journal News, Time Out New York, EAP Post and The National Herald. Dr. Martin is a member of the International Positive Psychology Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.