Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Internet-based problem-solving training to help participants acquire problem-solving techniques: consists of five lessons including problem-solving and rumination techniques. Participants identify problems and whether they are solvable, brainstorming solutions, making a plan, carrying out the plan, and evaluating the success. Unsolvable problems are handled by coping techniques for rumination. Participants conducted one lesson per week and received personalized feedback from an eCoach.

Study Results: Reduced depression symptoms.

Reference: Ebert, D. D., Lehr, D., Bob, L., Riper, H., Cuijpers, P., Andersson, G., … Berking, M. (2014). Efficacy of an internet-based problem-solving training for teachers: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health,
40(6), 582–596

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good