Home and Family Issues Hagerstown MD

When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found. Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work.

Dr. Lou Lichti
City Park Psychological Services, LLC
(301) 733-3130
370 Virginia Ave
Hagerstown, MD
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D.
Licensed in Maryland
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, College Students
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Christa Wageley
(301) 790-1560
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Roop Robinson
(301) 733-0330
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melody Green
(301) 733-0330
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Eva Lucht
(301) 371-3707
Middletown, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German

Nicholas DeWaal
(301) 514-5049
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Terri Lancaster
(301) 791-3045
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
English

Therese LeBarron
(443) 386-6544
Hagerstown, MD
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Christine Duewel
(304) 582-4555
Shepherdstown, WV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms Jill B. Cody, M.A., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
(301) 662-2266
186 Thomas Johnson Drive #200
Frederick, MD
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Hood College in 1978. Post- Graduate Training in Clinical Hypnosis and NLP from American Hypnosis Training Academy in Silver Spring, MD
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No
Membership Organizations
Goal-Oriented Counseling and Clinical Hypnosis

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Home and Family Issues

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FRIDAY, Aug. 28 (HealthDay News) -- When home and family issues interfere with work, employees take more sick days, a new study has found.

Belgian researchers assessed work-family conflict among nearly 3,000 workers and found that absenteeism was higher for those who reported that problems at home were interfering with work. These employees felt the demands they faced at home made them tired at work.

Workers with high levels of home-work interference were more likely to have at least three sick leave episodes per year and to take 10 or more sick days per year, the study authors found.

Although some workers reported work interference at home, this did not increase use of sick days.

The findings suggest that companies seeking ways to reduce employee absenteeism might want to consider "family-friendly employment policies or specific strategies that enable a better harmony between private and work life, such as flexible work schedules," according to lead study author Els Clays of Ghent University and colleagues.

But more research is needed to assess whether such policies actually reduce sick leave, they noted.

The study appears in the August issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

More information

Mental Health America has more about home and work balance.

SOURCE: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, news release, August 2009

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