assertive training

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.

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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An open trial of outpatient group therapy for bulimic disorders: combination program of cognitive behavioral therapy with assertive training and self-esteem enhancement.
These studies use an assertive training as a treatment for decreasing shyness of students.
Wolpe's (1973) reference might be applied to the normalized sample of Primary and Secondary Education: he indicates that a common characteristic in the clinical history of people who need assertive training is that, during their early years, social obligations were excessively emphasized, which generated a feeling that other people's rights were more important that their own.
The three-day workshop on soft skills development for adolescents includes skills needed for all aspects of life like positive living, art of communication, assertive training, personal effectiveness, emotional intelligence.
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An experimental investigation of behavior rehearsal in assertive training. Journal of Abnorman Psychology, 76, 295-303.
The effects of assertive training on the performance self-esteem of adolescent girls.
Gambrill, Florian and Splaver (1986) indicate the need for assertive training programs for those who can benefit, to enhance social skills and focus on specific skills in such areas as job seeking, family interactions, courting and development and maintenance of friendships.