Rocky Mountain Research

EAP, Work/Life & Wellness Consulting Services

Welcome to RMR

Rocky Mountain Research (RMR) is a highly specialized Consulting Practice that specifically focuses on EAP, Work/Life and Wellness Benefit Delivery Models. A variety of services are offered to academics, corporate directors, external vendors and professional associations aimed at evaluating, developing and implementing delivery service models as well as the development of outcome measurement tools. Currently Patricia is working with the Chestnut Health Systems on a Workplace Inclusion Scale. But Dr. Herlihy’s main focus these days is her work with Professor Jodi Frey on the International Employee Assistance Digital Archive – A Knowledge Hub.

Presentations and articles on current trends in the EAP, Work/Life and Wellness fields. Learn more in the RMR Archive

International Employee Assistance Digital Archive

Awarded "Best Use of Technology" in EA Services 2019

In an attempt to preserve and widely disseminate research to grow the EA field, the International EA Digital Archive: A Knowledge Hub was born as a unique repository contributing to digitizing material that had previously only been available in hard copy published form/ The Archive is hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  The EA Archive is the first of its kind focused on employee assistance and is a resource that benefits the field both presently and in the future


For more information visit the Archive website at

Topical Resources

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EAPA Virtual Conference March 2022 Presentation

Size up: What EA Professionals Should Know Before Working With First Responders

Patricia Herlihy, Ph.D. RN, James Rascati, MSW, LCSW. Maia Dalton-Theodore, LCSW, CSAC, SAP


Workplace Inclusion Scale: Another Tool for EAP's
Patricia Herlihy, PhD, RN; Dave Sharar, PhD; and Molly Robey, PhD
The Journal of Employee Assistance. 1st QTR 2022

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Best Practices in Working with Law Enforcement. Patricia Herlihy, PhD., RN; James Rascati, MSW, LCSW; & Brad Barber, PhD.  JOURNAL OF EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE | 2nd QTR 2021
 EAP and COVID-19: COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub. Patrick J. Kennedy, Co-Founder of Psych Hub, Former Congressman. ( 2020)
Mind the Workplace: Work Health Survey 2021. Taylor Adams, Madeline Reinert, Danielle Fritze, and Theresa Nguyen. (2021)
PELC 2021 Officer Wellness Module. City of Columbus EAP. Lisa K. Callander, LISW-S, LICDC-S, MSW. City of Columbus EAP (2021)
Experiences of Internal and Hybrid Employee Assistance Program Managers: Factors Associated with Successful, At-Risk and Eliminated Programs. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

Jodi Jacobson Frey, PhD, LCSW-C, CEAP; John Pompe, PsyD, SPHR; David Sharar, PhD; Rachel Imboden, MSW;  Lauren Bloom, MSW, MPP.  (2018)

How to measure inclusion in the workplace. Harvard Business Review ( 2021)

Upcoming Events

Work-Family Justice: 
Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities
JUNE 23-25, 2022 | New York Hilton Midtown NYC

The 2022 conference theme is Work-Family Justice: Practices, Partnerships & Possibilities that highlights the work of a global community of scholars.

EAPA 2022 Norfolk Institute & EXPO
October 6-9, 2022 Hilton Norfolk, Virginia

2023 OSW Symposium 
March 3-5, 2023  Anaheim, California

This symposium is for law enforcement professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies.

Must Watch Videos!

3 Steps to Stop Remote Work Burnout

Morra Aarons-Mele, The Way We Work
Too much screen time, too many video calls and too few boundaries make working from home hard for all of us. Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares honest advice on what you can learn from the introverts in your life about protecting your energy and your limits.
How Every Child Can Thrive 
Molly Wright  | TED and Mindaroo Foundation
 "What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategies to help all kids thrive by the age of five. She's joined onstage by one-year-old Ari and his dad, Amarjot, who help illustrate her big ideas about brain science. WATCH NOW