Assertiveness training

a type of behavior therapy in which people are taught appropriate methods of asserting themselves in various situations through honest and direct expression of both positive and negative feelings.
Historical Examples

Anxiety is offset by means of desensitization, assertiveness training, and sex therapy.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett

Dr. Cantwell decided to use a combination of desensitization and assertiveness training with Anne.
When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett


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