Welcome to the
Douglas Police Department’s
Employee Assistance Program
Frequently Asked Questions
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 DPD employees in identifying issues and planning care. EAP providers are located all across Wyoming and many conduct telehealth appointments if preffered.
What if I want to attend more than three sessions?
The three sessions provided by the program are meant to support planning services. Your personal health insurance may be used for more sessions.
Why doesn’t the EAP provide as many sessions as I want or need?
This is a wellness program. Your City health insurance is your primary resource for medical and mental health care. The EAP is meant to make it easier to connect with suitable providers and to access care.
How do referrals work?
You may self-refer by contacting one of our providers directly by email or telephone to schedule an appointment. You should expect a response within 24 hours. Dr. Post’s office is glad to assist in making a referral if one is wanted and can be reached at 307-631-4565.
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 the department or Dr. Post without your specific consent.
Who administers the Douglas Police Department’s EAP?
Licensed psychologist Jerry Post, Psy.D., of Cheyenne administers the EAP. His practice hosts the web page and manages the network of providers.