assertive training

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as·ser·tive train·ing

a form of behavior modification or therapy in which a client is taught to feel free to make legitimate demands and refusals in situations that previously elicited diffident responses.

assertive training

[əsur′tiv]
Etymology: L, asserere, to join to oneself
a therapeutic technique to help individuals become more self-assertive and self-confident in interpersonal relationships. It focuses on the direct, honest statement of feelings and beliefs, both positive and negative. The technique is learned by role playing in a therapeutic setting, usually in a group, followed by practice in actual situations. Also called assertion training.

as·ser·tive train·ing

(ă-sĕrtiv trāning)
Behavior modification therapy in which a patient is taught to feel free to make legitimate demands and refusals in situations that previously elicited diffident responses.
Synonym(s): assertive conditioning.
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