WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF ASSERTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY?

SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Techniques utilized in Assertive Behavior Therapy follow the threegeneral forms.Skills training techniques include modeling, behavior rehearsal, systematic feedback and coaching, homework assignments, games andexercises, journals, and systematic assessment. Treatment of choice is often ina therapy or training group in order to provide an adequate socialenvironment,except for highly anxious and inhibited clients. The emphasis isusually on rehearsal and coaching of behavioral skills required in interpersonal situations. In simulated situations, the client is called upon to express positive or negative feeling toward another person, or to stand up for his/her rights.

In addition,clients are urged to extend their new skills into life situations outside of therapy/training, and to report their progress.

Anxiety reduction techniques include the traditional desensitization procedures, as well as desensitization resulting from skill building andsuccessful approaches to the actual feared situation.Cognitive restructuring procedures includedidactic presentations regarding individual human rights, social…

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