Welcome to the Wyoming Highway Patrol
Employee Assistance Program
The administration of WHP have established a program to assist WHP employees in coping with some of the unique stressors and difficulties involved in public safety work.
The Employee Assistance Program provides access to a network of specially selected mental health professionals practicing in Wyoming who have experience in assisting first responders and those who have experienced psychological trauma.
WHP administrators encourage your use of the EAP and have authorized extended EAP benefits until further notice. There is no longer a limit to a number of sessions. All provided EAP sessions are at no cost to you. To access services, simply select a provider from the group and email or call them directly. Be sure to identify yourself as a WHP employee on initial contact. You do not need a referral from anyone else, and you may remain anonymous if you desire.
Why use the EAP?
The EAP network consists of counselors who are experienced with first responders and/or trauma survivors who stand ready to assist WHP employees in identifying issues and planning care. EAP providers are located around the state for improved access to care.
How do referrals work?
You may be referred by a supervisor or by Dr. Post if he is consulted. Referrals are never mandatory, however. You may self-refer by contacting a provider directly by email or telephone to schedule an appointment. Please refer to the providers link for their contact information. You should expect a response within 24 hours.
If you need further assistance with reaching a provider or have additional non-emergency questions, contact Dr. Post’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You should expect a response within 24 hours.
How do I know that my sessions will be private?
EAP network providers are private practitioners who enter into a client-therapist relationship with those who are referred or who self-refer. They are required by law and ethical standards to honor confidentiality, subject to legal exceptions they will describe. They cannot reveal the content of sessions to anyone without the written consent of their client. Your case will not be discussed with anyone associated with WHP or Dr. Post.
Who administers the WHP EAP?
Psychologist Jerry Post, Psy.D., of Cheyenne administers the EAP. He is the consulting psychologist to the WHP; his practice hosts the web page and manages the network of providers. He is not directly involved in providing care.
Are network providers involved in Fitness for Duty exams?
No. Network providers are not employees of Dr. Post, and they maintain the confidentiality of information about their clients per law (e.g. HIPAA) and policy. No consultation takes place between providers and Dr. Post.