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Jodi Jacobson Frey

Teachers, Researchers, and Mentors

Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey, Associate Professor

Jodi Jacobson

Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 706.3607
Room: 3W09

EAP Web Page
EAP Digital Archive Site
FSWI Web Page

Mailing Information:
UM School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

MSW, PhD; University of Maryland, Baltimore

Expertise and Research Interests:
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
Health and Productivity Management
Financial Capability and Economic Well-Being
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention

Recent Publications:
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Ting, L., Frey, J. J., & Sanders, S. (in press). Current levels of perceived stress among mental health social workers who work with suicidal clients. Social Work.

Frey, J. J., Pastoor, J., & Sharar, D. (2013). Predicting practice outcomes among social work employee assistance counselors. Social Work in Mental Health, 11, 1-14. doi: 10/1080/01488376.2012.744627

Frey J. J. (2012). Risk of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout and Potential for Compassion Satisfaction Among Employee Assistance Professionals: Protecting the Workforce, Traumatology, 18, 64-72.

Frey J. J., Osteen, P., Jones, A. L., & Berman, A. (2012). Evaluation of the Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk Training. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.

Frey, J. J., Osteen, P. J., Sharpe, T., & Pastoor, J. (2012). Randomized trial of suicide gatekeeper training for social work students. Research on Social Work Practice, 22, 270-281.

Frey J. J., Rothschild, A., Mirza, F., & Couteau, M. (2012). Risk of burnout and compassion fatigue, and potential for compassion satisfaction among clergy: Implications for social work and religious organizations. Social Service Review. doi:10.1080/01488376.2012.744627

Frey, J. J., & Sacco, P. (2012). Employee assistance program services for alcohol and other drug problems: Implications for increased identification and engagement in treatment. The American Journal on Addictions, 21(5), 1-8.

Frey, J. J., Jones, A., & Bowers, N. (2011). Using existing employee assistance program case files to demonstrate outcomes. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 26(1), 44-58. doi: 10.1080/15555240.2011.540983

Frey, J. J., & Attridge, M. (2010). Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs): An allied profession for work/life. Work and Family Encyclopedia. Sloan Work and Family Research Network. Available Online:

Frey, J. J., & Jones, A. (2010). Standards for the EAP profession: Isn’t it time we all start speaking the same language? Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 25(1), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/15555240903538741

Everly, G. S., Welzant, V., & Frey, J. J. (2008). Resistance and resilience: The final frontier in traumatic stress management. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health, 10, 261-270.

Ting, L., Frey, J. J., & Sanders, S. (2008). Available supports and coping behaviors of mental health social workers following fatal and nonfatal client suicide behavior. Social Work, 53, 211-221.

Sanders, S., Frey J. J., & Ting, L. (2008). Preparing for the inevitable: Training social workers to cope with client suicide. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 28(1), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/08841230802178821

Frey J. J. (2006). Compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, and burnout: Reactions among employee assistance professionals providing workplace crisis intervention and disaster management services. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 21, 133-152. doi: 10.1300/J490v21n03_08 

Sanders, S., Ting, L., Power, J., & Frey, J. J. (2006). Social workers’ views of no suicide contracts. Social Work in Mental Health, 4(4), 51-66. doi: 10.1300/J200v04n04_04

Ting, L., Sanders, S., Frey J. J., & Power, J. (2006). Dealing with the aftermath: A qualitative analysis of reactions of mental health social workers after a client suicide. Social Work, 51, 329-342.

Sanders, S., Frey, J. J., & Ting, L. (2005). Reactions of mental health social workers following a client suicide or attempt: A qualitative investigation. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 51, 197-216. doi: 10.2190/D3KH-EBX6-Y70P-TUGN

Ting, L., Frey, J. J., Sanders, S., Bride, B., & Harrington, D. (2005). The secondary traumatic stress scale (STSS): Confirmatory factor analyses with a national sample of mental health social workers. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Special Issue on Measurement and Assessment, 11 (3), 177-194. doi: 10.1300/J137v11n0309 

Frey J. J., Ting, L., Sanders, S., & Harrington, D. (2004). Prevalence of and reactions to fatal and nonfatal client suicidal behavior: A national study of mental health social workers. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 49, 237-248. doi: 10.2190/HPKQ-T700-EPQL-58JQ

Masi, D., & Frey J. J. (2003). Outcome measurements of an integrated employee assistance and work-life program. Research on Social Work Practice, 13, 451-467. doi: 10.1177/1049731503013004003

Masi, D. A., Frey, J. J., & Cooper, A. (2000). Quantifying quality: Findings from clinical reviews. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 15(4), 1-17.

Book Chapters and Selected Invited Publications:
Frey, J. J., Sander, R., Svoboda, D., & Elkinson, A. (2011). Defining the role and contributions of social workers in the advancement of economic stability and capability of individuals, families and communities. Center for Financial Security Research Brief, 2011-5.4, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Financial Security. Retried from

Frey J. J., & Kominoth, C. (2009). Impaired professionals: Unique challenges for employee assistance programs. In W. G. Emener, W. S. Hutchinson, & M. A. Richard (Eds.), Employee Assistance Programs: Wellness/Enhancement Programming, 4th Edition (319-327) . Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, LTD.

Frey, J. J., & Hosford-Lamb, J. (2008). Working it out: Social workers in employee assistance. Social Work Today, 8(2), 18-23.

Ottenstein, R., & Frey, J. J. (2006). A seat at the table: The EAP role in corporate disaster planning and response. Journal of Employee Assistance, 2nd Quarter, 13-15.

Frey, J. J., Paul, J., & Blum, D. (2005). The EAP workplace critical incident continuum. The Journal of Employee Assistance, 32(2), 28-30. (Translated into Mandarin and simultaneously published in Focus & Forecast, Taiwan).