This series of brief research reports discusses the findings of two major syntheses of research literature over the past 10 years to identify (i) workplace and worker factors that increase the risk of work absence, and (ii) what can we learn about workplace interventions that reduce work absence, work productivity and financial outcomes.
Following the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Discuss and describe modifiable workplace factors that contribute to work absence across health conditions
- Able to list three factors that are consistent
- Discuss and develop an action plan for your organization
- Establish an evaluation framework to assess program success
Corinne Koehn PhD, R.Psych
Associate Professor and MEd (Counselling) Coordinator, School of Education, College of Arts and Social and Health Sciences University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Corinne Koehn received her Ph.D. from the University of Victoria in 1995. She has taught undergraduate courses in education and psychology, and graduate courses in counseling. She has worked as a practitioner in the counseling field for over 30 years. She is a registered psychologist with the British Columbia College of Psychologists and holds membership with the Canadian Psychological Association. Some of her current research interests include alcohol and drug misuse, childhood sexual abuse, family violence, women's mental health, hope, and counselor education.
Shannon Wagner PhD, R. Psych
Professor and Chair, School of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Social and Health Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia
Dr. Wagner is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Northern British Columbia, in Prince George. Her research focus is occupational mental health, especially as it relates to disability management, occupational stress, trauma and family-work interface. She has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles and chapters on occupational mental health. In addition to her research, teaching and service, Dr. Wagner maintains a small clinical practice. Her practice provides general psychological assessment for both children and adults and provides specific local expertise for issues of occupational mental health, especially workplace related traumatic stress.