Workshop & Program Schedule

Our Personal and Professional Development Workshops are open to all individuals who are eligible for Preferred EAP services.


Our workshops are a mix of in-person and live virtual events. Please email us to pre-register or use the link found in each workshop description to sign up for virtual workshops and you'll receive a link to join the webinar. We look forward to seeing you! Thank you.

Reasonable Suspicion: Managing Substance Abuse in the Workplace

The right way to tell if your employees are using drugs

The responsible and legally compliant way to approach substance use in the workplace is through determination of “Reasonable Suspicion,” which is based on specific observations. It requires training so your supervisors know what to look for and how to manage the process. In this webinar, Preferred EAP Program Director, Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, explains how to recognize substance abuse and the steps involved in the Reasonable Suspicion process, including assessment by a substance abuse professional, testing, and treatment recommendations and follow-up.

Carolyn Lamparella, EdS, LPC, Program Director, Preferred EAP

Register here

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (online)

This is the gold-standard of mindfulness training. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn 45 years ago at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this program is the foundation for all mindfulness-based programs and scientific research on mindfulness. LVHN Center for Mindfulness has offered this program for 20 years. The program takes place over eight weeks in 2 ½ hour classes and includes a half-day retreat. Participants are given support to develop their own daily mindfulness practice. Time is allocated to explore and communicate the benefits of mindfulness. A detailed manual is provided that includes background information, enrichment exercises, and resources for continued practice.

Free Orientation Sessions 

  • Thursday, Jan. 19
  • Tuesday, Jan. 24
  • Thursday, Feb. 23
  • Thursday, Mar. 23
  • Tuesday, Mar. 28
  • Tuesday, Apr. 04


  • $50 for LVHN colleagues
  • $275 for Preferred EAP corporate clients
  • $375 for community
  • Scholarships are available

Reserve your spot at one of the orientation sessions

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest & I78

Room: Online