Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Master of Science Program
Department of Psychology & Psychotherapy; Titu Maiorescu University

Are unemployment and subjective well-being related?

External and internal reality which people are capable to perceive resonates on one hand with the multitude of stress factors, and on the other hand with a reach palette of affective moods. Considering this context, when we refer to prevention it is necessary to take notice of human informational input but also its consequences, in a dynamic and procedural manner. In the contemporary society, the presence of stressful agents who stimulate, train and increase one’s vitality, the organism’s resistance and performances is a clear one. But we should notice that this type of interactions many times overlap the bearable norm of an individual. The new health paradigm brings a complex, holistic tableau, in which the patient is autonomous and informed. At the same time the psychologist, psychotherapist or counselor is a partner of the therapeutic dynamic. Evidence based practice therefore recruits such a tableau, offering the patient the chance of benefitting of information considering the best results registered within one’s problem. The information provided by research studies are corroborated to the cultural environment and also to the patient’s value system. In this context modern prevention has an important role. Thus identifying the role of psychological factors in the disease etiopathogenesis represents a strong advantage for the prevention dynamics. Also psychotherapy is a treatment option, a modality of stopping, delaying or reducing a problematic behavior. The frame presented above served as a basis for proving the material entitled "Conceptual Framework for Psychotherapy Prevention: Guidelines for psychotherapy in the field of prevention". The process of building this guide was conducted in several stages which included both individual and team work within the EFPA Board of Prevention and Intervention (BPI) meeting. The full version of the guide is available on the website:

Keywords: prevention, psychotherapy, evidence-based treatments, collaboration, human distress, quality of life