ERIC Number: ED137679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Helping Women Develop Assertive Skills: A Four Stage Cognitive Behavioral Approach.
Assertive training is a set of procedures that the counselor can use to help clients, in particular women, to achieve a greater sense of freedom and personal satisfaction in a wide variety of life situations. Especially in the world of work, the occupational behavior of women is often hampered not only by existing structural barriers but also by their own concept of themselves as passive dependent human beings. This paper examines the assertion training model and its coverage of four major stages in which the participants are helped to: (1) distinguish assertion from aggression and nonassertion from politeness; (2) develop a belief system to support assertive behavior; (3) develop skills for dealing with excessive emotions which interfere with assertive behavior and other internal obstacles to assertive behavior; and (4) develop assertive skills through active practice models. (YRJ).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 3-7, 1976)