Training & Chapter Meeting

JUNE 24, 2015
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 (Registration begins at 8:15am)
Place: Thelma McMillen Center
3333 Skypark Drive
Torrance, California 90505

Food: Continental Breakfast

Please enter on Medical Center Dr. and park for free in the structured parking lot directly across from the Thelma McMillen Center

The easiest way to get to the free parking garage would be to turn left on Lomita Blvd, turn right at Medical Center Drive at Torrance Memorial and follow the short street to the parking garage on the right before Skypark Drive.

8:15 – 8:45 am    Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:45 – 9:00 am    Opening Remarks and Introductions
9:00 – 11:00 am  Program Presentation & Breakout Session


“Creating a Sustainable EAP Field”

Addressing a significant concern of the professional EAP field, this workshop presents a theory-based succession planning model aimed at sustaining EAP core technology, through the creation of a supply chain of strategically educated and mentored professionals. Included in the workshop is a facilitated dialogue about participants' succession planning needs, goals and barriers, and examples of successful EAP internships.

We look forward to seeing you on June 24th.

Registration Fee by June 24th:


  • Members $15
  • Non-members $25
  • Students $10
  • Cash, check, or credit (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

Members, feel free to bring your cards & materials.

Registration Fee After June 24th:


  • Members $20
  • Non-members $30
  • Students $15
  • Cash, check, or credit (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

To RSVP please register online by  clicking here

Or contact Debra Alpert at  or calling 310-614-8499
  • Identify their specific needs and barriers to succession planning
  • Critically analyze and apply succession planning theory and practice to EAP organizations
  • Identify and implement elements of a succession planning model to fit an EAP organization.


Beverly YoungerBeverly Younger, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Associate Professor, USC School of Social Work

Brief Bio
Before serving as USC School of Social Work’s Chair of Social Work & Business in a Global Society, Dr. Younger served for several years an EAP manager, counselor and consultant, with her research and consulting emphasizing personal and organizational well-being, prevention and organizational development for public, private and governmental organizations.

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Dr. Beverly Younger is a USC SSW Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Social Work & Business in a Global Society Concentration. Prior to her USC role, Dr. Younger was the principal of LightYears Consulting, and worked for several years as an organizational development consultant with the Illinois Department of Human Services and other organizations. In addition, she served as a grant project coordinator and adjunct professor at Governor State University. 

Since joining USC, Beverly has worked to expand their Work & Life concentration focusing on current and emerging trends in the EAP field as well as other organizational practices and programs. She was a presenter at the Employee Assistance Professionals Association's 2013 Annual World Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of EAP Progress and Challenges.

Before joining the academic world, Dr. Younger served for several years in the role of Employee Assistance manager and consultant, working with both manufacturing and services businesses, including Reynolds Metals Company, Continental Bank, Bank of America, and Northern Trust Company, and others. In addition, she assisted in the development of a national campaign and a prevention model to encourage employers to address domestic violence prevention in the workplace.

Her consulting work has included organizational development, facilitation and training, and evaluation for public, private and governmental organizations, with an emphasis on organizational and personal empowerment. 

Dr. Younger’s early research interests focused on corporate responses to the personal needs of workers and to federal legislation regulating employer personnel practices. Later research efforts included prevention evaluation studies and applied organizational research. 

Active in EAPA chapter and national activities during her EAP career, Beverly also chaired the Global EAPA Value Proposition Statement Task Force in 2013.



meeting location

Most meetings are held at:
Thelma McMillen Center
for Chemical Dependency Treatment

3333 Skypark Drive, 2nd Floor
Torrance CA
(behind Torrance Memorial Hospital)

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