The “Psychology in Practice” series aims to support ongoing training initiatives for professional psychologists through a set of accessible books explaining qualified approaches to professional practice. A psychologist needs to master an extensive array of theoretical and practical skills, and the contexts in which a psychologist uses them vary widely as well: health and well-being interventions, workplace and organizational consulting, guidance activities in schools, sports psychology, legal advice (ranging from expert opinions to family mediation). This series, conceived primarily for psychologists, is also helpful for anybody who works in a context requiring psychological knowledge and skills: teachers, managers, physicians and healthcare assistants, personnel management operators. Its books provide practical, yet scientifically validated tools for addressing challenges that typically arise in psychologists’ activities. The texts are brief, focus on important topics and provide a wealth of examples, models and procedures; they allow readers to find substantial, functional answers for their professional practice.
Today the assessment of job-related stress is an inevitable commitment for organizations, as well as one of the most important challenges facing work and organizational psychology professionals. Over recent years many models and procedures have been defined and implemented, yet few intervention strategies have been developed for those organizational situations in which evaluation identifies the presence of stress conditions. This volume uses organizational case studies and detailed procedures in order to provide the reader with a set of intervention options aiming to address workplace stress. Topics include prevention strategies, active confrontation of stress-inducing factors, psychological counselling, and traumatic event management. The text is intended for professional psychologists, but also proves helpful for physicians, workplace prevention and protection service managers, executives and entrepreneurs.
Cristian Balducci teaches Work Psychology at the University of Bologna.