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Lunch and Learn Webinars

EAP Lunch and Learn

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If you missed the any of the webinars in this series, click on the links below to watch recordings of the presentations.


Pain Killers: The Individual and Societal Harm of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

(April 4, 2014)

Dr. Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, Penobscot Community Health Care

Dr. Nesin will discuss what has contributed to the widespread use of opioids (narcotic pain medication) for chronic pain syndromes.  He will look at the evidence of benefit, the harmful results, including dependence, addiction, premature death and cultural impacts, and strategies for the future.  You may be shocked at what you will learn.

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Suicide: How to Know and What to do when Someone You Know is at Risk

(March 27, 2014)

Kelly R. Shaw, Psy.D, Clinical Psychology Resident, Counseling Center, UMaine

Thoughts of suicide can be scary and disconcerting, both for the person thinking about it and those who care about them. At the same time it is something any of us may encounter either in the workplace or in our personal lives. Join us as we address how to recognize the warning signs of someone who may be at risk, learn best ways to respond, and how to have this difficult conversation.

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 The Habits of Highly Successful (and Unsuccessful) Employees

(March 20, 2014)

Megan A. Sanders, Associate Director of Human Resources, UMaine and Willow M. Sherwood, Human Resources Partner for Labor Relations, UMaine

When it comes to work, every employee may have their own way of completing certain jobs and tasks.  What we in HR see, however, is that the most successful and effective employees tend to have similar habits.  Learn what these habits are and how to implement them in your work at UMaine.  We will also discuss the less-than-productive habits that hold employees back.

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   Did you miss any of EAP’s previous Lunch and Learn webinars?

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EAP’s Online Lunch and Learn Series is

If you have a special request or topic for future Lunch and Learn programs, e-mail We want to hear from you!

If you don’t have a computer, there are computers available in the Information Commons of the Fogler Library.

Links to Recordings of these presentations are made available on this website beginning 3 days following each session.

Questions? Call 581.4014.

Previous Lunch and Learn Presentations:

Caregiving & Resources 101 and Beyond (October 17, 2013)
Josephine Cirrinone, LSW, CCP, Senior Care Coordinator, Eastern Area Agency on Aging
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Workplace Bullying: Surviving Toxic Coworker Run-Ins (October 10, 2013)
Suzanne Benoit, LCSW, SPHR Benoit Consulting, Portland
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Hoarding: Understanding and Treating (October 3, 2013)
Bonnie Jean Teitleman, LICSW Director, Faculty Staff Assistance Office, Boston University
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Caring Conversations:  Approaching difficult topics with older adults (March 20, 2013)
Polly Madson Cox, LCSW
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Raising Healthy, Hardy Daughters (and Sons) (March 21, 2013)
Emily Brostek, MPH of Hardy Girls, Healthy Women
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Communication Bias?  Do we subconsciously treat co-workers with disabilities differently than others? (March 14, 2013)
Heather MacDuffie, Ph.D, LCSW
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Who, me, stressed? (October 18, 2012)
Leslie Forstadt, Ph.D and Aileen Fortune, MA
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Laughing for the Health of It! (March 12, 2012)
Katie West of the Levity Institute
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It’s not just about weight! (March 15, 2013)
Julia Avans, MS and Matthew Colon, MA
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Yoga for Depression (March 22, 2012)
Angela Fileccia, LCSW
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Financial Checkup (October 6, 2011)
Debra Kantor, Ph.D, Assistant Extension Professor at UMaine Cooperative Extension
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What’s your Investment IQ? (October 13, 2011)
Bob Strong, Ph.D, Professor of Finance at the University of Maine
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Get a Handle on Your Money (October 20, 2011)
Ben Sprague, Financial Advisor and Author
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“Debt in Focus” (October 27, 2011)
Cindy Day, Branch Manager, University Credit Union
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People and Technology (March 24, 2011)
Jim Campbell, Radio Host
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Parenting: Discipline (March 31, 2011)
Nancy Webster, LCSW
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Eldercare: Programs and Resources (April 22, 2011)
Noëlle Merrill, Executive Director, Eastern Area Agency on Aging
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Handling Difficult Customers (October 28, 2010)
Fran Sulinski, Assistant Director, UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Couples in Conflict (October 20, 2010)
Maria Baeza, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Emotional Spending (October 14, 2010)
Sarah Morehead, Master Personal Financial Planner
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ADHD: Parenting Tips (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) (April 14, 2010)
Erika Coles, Ph.D., Associate Professor, UMaine, Department of Psychology
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Starting Seeds Indoors (March 18, 2010)
Marjorie Peronto, Extension Educator, UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Holidays: Weight Management (December 14, 2009)
Kate Yerxa, Statewide Educator for Nutrition and Physical Activity
UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Menopause (October 15, 2009)
Ursula Pritham, Assistant Professor of Nursing, UMaine
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Estate Planning (October 22, 2009)
Gary Anderson, UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Teenagers (October 29, 2009)
Leslie Forstadt, Assistant Professor, Child & Family Development Specialist
UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Surviving Tough Economic Times (March 11, 2009)
Leslie Forstadt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Child & Family Development Specialist
UMaine Cooperative Extension
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Contact Information

Employee Assistance Program
126 College Avenue
Orono, Maine 04473-1580
Phone: 207.581.4014 or 1.877.EAP.3315 | Fax: 207.581.3017
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System