Section I: Introduction A. Course Contributors B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section II: Substance Issues at Work A. Substance Problems are Bad for Business B. At-Risk Individuals and Industries C. Illicit Drug Use and Work D. The Cost of Drug Use E. Casual Use is a Problem F. Managers also to Blame G. “I Don’t Have a Problem” H. What are Substance Issues? I. What Is a Substance Use Disorder? J. Identifying Substance Use Disorders K. What Is Drug Addiction? L. Is Addiction a Disease? M. Co-Occurring Disorders N. Barriers to Early Intervention O. Enabling: The “Bystander Syndrome” Section III: Dealing with an Employee with Substance Issues A. Assisting an Employee with Substance Issues B. Observation- Know the Indicators of Impairment C. Workplace Performance Indicators D. Documentation E. Record What You Observe F. How and What to Document G. Let’s Practice H. Assistance and Corrective Action Plans I. Fitness for Work J. Know Your Organization’s Policies K. What Can Your Organization Do? L. Substance Use Disorder Programs M. Program Standards N. Training Supervisors O. Employee Assistance Programs P. Drug Testing Q. To Test or Not to Test? R. Prevention Works S. Returning to Work T. Let’s Practice U. Legal Aspects of Substance Use in the Workplace V. Meet Ricardo Section IV: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
With over 15 years of experience practicing and researching psychotherapy interventions, Dr. Singley specializes in the treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression using evidence-based therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, as well as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). He also specializes in men’s issues with a particular emphasis on parenthood. Dr. Singley attended the University of Virginia for undergraduate studies and earned his Ph.D. with a doctoral minor in Industrial/Organization Psychology from the nation’s top-ranked Counseling Psychology program at the University of Maryland. During his doctoral studies, he was highly involved in clinical research funded by the National Science Foundation. He completed a Clinical Internship at the University of California, San Diego followed by a clinical research Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and the La Jolla Veterans Administration Veterans Military Research Foundation. He currently serves as the Past Chair of the Board of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Positive Psychology and serves on the San Diego Psychological Association’s Board of Directors. He regularly presents at professional conferences both nationally and internationally, and has published his research in a variety of peer-reviewed publications. Disclosure: Daniel B. Singley, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: David A. Winter
Mr. Winter received his MBA from the University of Richmond and his BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Winter has more than 30 years of experience as a human resources practitioner, and has served as an HR executive in a variety of business settings, including service and manufacturing companies in both domestic and international settings. He is currently the president of an HR consulting firm focused on HR strategy and leadership, organizational and individual development, and coaching and training. Disclosure: David A. Winter has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.