Emergency intervention on online format based on act used in a case of Adapative Disorder


  • Javier Mohd Tarifa Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • Laura Cerezo Carrizo Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
  • Miguel Ángel Carrasco Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia




Online intervention, ACT, Covid-19, Emergency, Adapative disorder


Servicio de Psicología Aplicada UNED


This article aims to present the clinical approach of a pa­tient of the Psychological Service of the Faculty of Psy­chology of the UNED who was treated during the Covid-19 Health Emergency situation. This is a case study N = 1 of a 22-year-old man whose symptoms are associated to an adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depres­sion. After evaluating the case by means of an unstruc­tured interview and self-reports, a brief, protocolized in­tervention was carried out through an online modality. The therapeutic approach was the Acceptance and Commit­ment Therapy (ACT), which included different strategies aimed at allowing F. to discriminate his problematic be­havior pattern, accept aversive private events and take ac­tions with personal meaning. Results showed an increase in adaptive behaviors in the areas that F. considered valu­able, and a decrease in anxiety and depressive symptoms. In the final section, limitations and future recommedations are are discussed


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Author Biography

Javier Mohd Tarifa, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Facultad de Psicología


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How to Cite

Mohd Tarifa, J., Cerezo Carrizo, L., & Carrasco, M. Ángel. (2021). Emergency intervention on online format based on act used in a case of Adapative Disorder. Acción Psicológica, 18(1), 57–68. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.18.1.29043