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EAP assessment vs. mental health assessment

Remember! An EAP Assessment is distinct from a mental health assessment. The Aurora EAP aims to provide a broad assessment in order to provide a range of referral and assistance options to Clients. The following chart is a summary of the differences between an EAP Assessment and a mental health assessment:



Mental health

Role Comprehensive assessment, referral, problem-solving Mental health/AODA assessment and ongoing treatment
Functions Identify problem(s)Assess severity Diagnose Assess severity
  Refer treat
Focus Broad General
  Specific In-depth
Contract Dual contract Individual contract
  Limited relationship Ongoing relationship
  Work through other professionals Provide treatment
  Ombudsman Advocate
  Governed by EAP contract and ethics Governed by mental health laws