Employee assistance is a function of economics. Its purpose is to help the troubled employee whose job performance is not satisfactory and the organization achieve and maintain high levels of productivity. This volume explores in some detail several key concepts, an understanding of which is essential for effective employee assistance practice. Included are the concepts of "authority" and "integration," both of which undergird and circumscribe all of the activities of employee assistance programs. This volume will be useful to both newcomers in the field as well as experienced EAP practitioners.