Brief intervention programme based on contextual therapies to improve psychological well-being at the workplace

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Introduction and aims: This study examines the efficiency and effectiveness of a brief program based on the two most representative contextual therapies in order to improve the general health and well-being at the workplace with employees of an agricultural cooperative. The pre-test evaluation was carried out with 25 employees from the same company, of whom 15 met the inclusion criteria with moderate scores for psychological distress as the cut-off point. The employees received an intervention based on a brief program combining of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and also Functional-Analytic Psychotherapy.

Material and Methods: The employees received 3 sessions, 2 individual and 1 group session. They were assessed with the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12); the Environmental Reward Observation Scale (EROS); and job satisfaction, which was evaluated with the job well-being subscale of the Psychological Well-being Scale (EBP). An intra-group design with pre and post intervention assessment was used.

Results: Participants improved statistically in the variables analyzed: GHQ-12 (W = -3.34, gl = 14, p = .001), EROS (W = -3.05, gl = 14, p = .002) and EBP (W = -3.08, gl = 14, p = .002).

Conclusions: The implications of the combination of both approaches that share philosophical and analytical roots based on functional contextualism are discussed. This treatment is proposed as an effective model to produce changes in workers' health in short periods of time, in a fast and non-invasive way for employees and companies.
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Year of Publication
2021
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
27
Issue
2-3
Number of Pages
178-184
Date Published
10/2021
Type of Article
Journal article
ISSN Number
1134-7937
ISBN Number
2174-0437
DOI
10.5093/anyes2021a23