About Us

The Institute was founded by Maurice Quinlan, the current Director, who introduced the concept of Occupational Alcohol Programmes (OAPs) to the European Union and in September 1980 hosted the first seminar on this topic in the Clarence Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

In 1985 he established the first external Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) in Kilkenny, Ireland. In 2018 he developed a new model of Employee Support Services (ESS) to comply with developing employee counselling legislative trends in the 27 EU member States.

The Institute has provided training in Ireland, Scotland, London, Switzerland, Italy and Greece. The Institute also acted as consultants to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on prevention and assistance training on alcohol and drug problems for the countries of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.

EAP Institute Advisory Group and Speakers 2023/2024

  • Maurice Quinlan, Director EAP Institute, Waterford
  • Donald G. Jorgensen, Ph.D., CEAP Human Factor Consulting, Arizona, USA
  • Tamara Cagney EdD, MA, BSN TC Training and Consulting Discovery Bay, CA, USA
  • Sinead KellySelf-Health Coach, Corporate Wellbeing Speaker, and Consultant
  • Jason Hancox CTO Initiate
  • Website development for online trading supported by Lynda Lawton Waterford Chamber Commerce, and Enterprise Ireland, Design and construction by Bryan Hurley HelloWorld Waterford.

A sample list of companies that have developed knowledge transfer, employee support services and training, including presentations with the EAP Institute.