Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP strives to embrace diversity and cultivate inclusion in all aspects of its operations to best serve all our clients. If there is anything we can do to better serve your needs, please let us know.

At the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), we want to acknowledge the pain and impact to our community related to current, historical, and systemic racism and violence against Black Americans and people of color, and we recognize that racism not only exists in these obviously painful ways but also through implicit bias. The EAP staff is committed to creating equity and justice and to continuing to do our own work to stand up against racism. We recognize that these experiences as well as those related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic are impacting many faculty and staff in complex and traumatic ways.

Juneteenth commemorates when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865 and when the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced and put into effect in Texas. Interim President Hartzell suggested employees reflect and engage in activities related to this important day. The EAP offers these resources to help guide you today and beyond as we listen to, learn from, and support one another:

Resources for Buffering Against the Impact of Racial Trauma

Anti-Racism Resources

Nourishing Ourselves Against the Impact of Historic, Systemic Racial Trauma

How to Support Black Colleagues

“Notice the Rage, Notice the Silence” podcast


 

Counseling Services

Learn about our counseling services by visiting the counseling services page. To make a confidential in-person counseling appointment, please contact EAP’s main office at 512-471-3366 or eap@austin.utexas.edu. EAP also offers video counseling appointments.

At HealthPoint EAP we strive to transform lives to improve personal and organizational effectiveness for the benefit of the entire UT community. We provide behavioral health expertise, promote wellness, and develop solutions to life's challenges.

We do this by providing brief counseling and consultation services, crisis intervention, assessment and referral, educational and training programs, and supervisory consultation. 

The EAP strives to provide an inclusive, supportive environment for all of our clients. If there is anything specific we can do be inclusive and supportive of you, please let us know.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., M-F (open over the lunch hour)
Phone: 512-471-3366
Fax: 512-475-8558
Campus Mail Code: A9200
Location: UTA building Room 2.304
Address: 1616 Guadalupe Street (across from Clay Pit restaurant)
E-mail: eap@austin.utexas.edu

Note: Although your contacts will be kept private, please remember that the confidentiality of email contacts cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of electronic media.

If it is after normal business hours and you are in crisis, you can reach the after-hours counseling service at 512-471-3399 to speak to a crisis counselor. During normal business hours please call our main office at 512-471-3366.