FAQs for Business

Who is involved in your SAE or IPE Programs? Our SAE Program and our IPE Program has referrals from the corporate community. Typically, individuals that are having employment related difficulties, a positive substance test, or a violation of a company’s substance policy will be referred for an SAE assessment. Our IPE Programs assist those individuals who are either having problems in their work environment or who have taken time off related to a short-term psychological / mental health disability claim.

We have an employee that seems to be struggling with their work performance, what can we do? Our suggestion would be to have this employee undergo a formal Independent Psychological Evaluation (IPE). This assessment explores all of the major areas of ones life and includes psychometric testing to determine if there are any current clinical issues that might be hindering their work performance (e.g. depression, anxiety disorders, stress issues, etc.).

We are experiencing problems with our current EFAP Provider but we’re not prepared to undergo the costs for replacing them at this point– what other options might be available? At S.A.E. Psychological Consulting Ltd. we offer full Audit Services where we examine your current programming and perform a Clinical Audit on the services that your organization is currently receiving. Upon completion we provide you with an extensive list of recommendations for improvement and methods for increasing your return on investment.

How do we know if our provider is qualified? Our company has listed the differing qualifications directly on our website. Please explore this information to gain an understanding of the differing levels of competency within the mental health and addictions industry. Next, request that your provider give you access to the proven credentials of all members of their team working within your company. If they are reluctant to provide this information or are unable to show evidence of the information provided–you may want to seek another company to provide your services.

We have an employee diagnosed with an Unspecified Substance Related Disorder; should they just go through the same treatment as someone with a Substance Use Disorder? No–Substance Related Disorders are significantly different than Substance Use Disorders and the goal of Substance Related Disorder treatment is often to offer solutions for a return to a pre-abuse lifestyle. Often the goals of Substance Use Disorders treatment are abstinence. Sending someone into the wrong level of care may turn them off of treatment and thus they may not complete the programs.