ERIC Number: ED211917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Uses of Assertiveness Training for Women in Midlife Crises.
Stringer-Moore, Donna M.
Midlife crises require different behavioral responses for women who have made decisions about marriage, motherhood, and career. For women experiencing midlife crises, assertiveness training has the potential to resolve conflicts. Assertiveness training (AT) consists of three components, i.e., skills training, anxiety reduction, and cognitive restructuring. The three major settings in which assertiveness training can occur include therapy, training, and self-help. Assertiveness training can help women deal with such problems as compassion traps, depression, new responsibilities, dating, job-related conflicts, and self-esteem. For each problem, the AT component receiving most stress by the therapist and the order in which the components are introduced should be determined by the nature of the problem and the life history of the individual. (RC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).