A Cognitive-Behavioral Educational Workshop to Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace


  • Azy Barak

    Associate Professor, Corresponding author
    1. Division of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
    • Division of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, 1137 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1G7.

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Various measures have been implemented for coping with the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. Although much of the effort has been provided for special legislation, proper grievance procedures, or actions for organizational change, few attempts have been made to prevent sexual harassment through the application of appropriate training procedures based on effective psycho-educational methods. The author describes a workshop based on cognitive-behavioral techniques and is designed to provide women workers with understanding about sexual harassment at work and equip them with various response alternatives to sexual harassment attempts. Preliminary findings support the positive impact of the workshop.