About the BOOK
There has been growing evidence that the experience of stress at the workplace has undesirable consequences for the organizations and the health of their employees. The roots of the problem lie not only with the sufferer employees, but also embedded in poor organizational culture and systems. Moreover, just accepting the volume of the problem is neither adequate nor effective in the absence of appropriate and timely intervention.
The present book is an assertive effort to compile such researches and strategies that enable professionals as well as the common man to understand the adverse consequences of workplace stress and learn the ways to deal with it. There is a total of thirteen chapters contributed, and every section has its significance in its way. The first six chapters focus on the risk factors and the adverse consequences of workplace stress. The next two chapters are devoted to the preventive measures, and the remaining five chapters focus on the management of workplace stress through different therapeutic modes, including psychosocial to legal. The practical and reality oriented solutions provided in the present book, if implemented, will help to make the workplace, stress-free and productive zone via imparting communication skills, develop strategies for conflict resolution and improve the employee-employer relationship.
About the Authros
Dr. Dharmender Nehra, is a RCI registered Clinical Psychologist, presently working in the Institute of Mental Health, Pt. BD Sharma, University of Health Sciences at Rohtak, Haryana, India. He passed his M.Sc (Applied Psychology), from the Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar; M.Phil in Clinical Psychology from Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS), Delhi; besides, he completed his Ph.D. in Psychology from Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak. He has also gone through the Post Qualification Specialized Training in Behavioral Medicine and Child and Adolescence Mental Health Units from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. Over the past years, he has been intervening in mental health problems, particularly with cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based interventions, to name a few. He is a member of professional bodies, including the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists (IACP). Dr. Nehra’s work encompasses a wide range of topics ranging from substance abuse to psychosomatic conditions. Presently, he is researching in mental health and associated conditions; he has contributed around 70 articles and chapters in various journals and books so far.
Dr. Rajiv Gupta is a noted Psychiatrist, and now the Director-cum-CEO, Institute of Mental Health. He has been working in the field of Mental Health for the last three decades. He also held several important positions in the past: he was President of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry and Indian Psychiatric Society-North Zone, Founder President of the Society of Rural Mental Health, General Psychiatry and Treasurer of Indian Psychiatry Society-North Zone and founder Secretary of the State Branch. He was awarded the WHO fellowship in health policy and Advocacy in Indonesia as well as by the International Institute of Organizational Psychological Medicine on 1st December 2018. He is keenly undersigned in developing a workable rural mental health model in India and under his leadership Society for rural mental health was raised. Over the years, his work has been on coping, resilience, and vulnerability following stress resulting from poor work-life balance and its impact on the individuals as well as communities as a whole. He has published his research/articles in many high-impact national and international journals and books. He has widely traveled in India and other countries with participation in hundreds of different academic programs, including various National and international conferences and workshops.