A self-instructional book that offers specific techniques for changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that support nonassertiveness or aggressiveness.
The authors provide 33 practice exercises designed to build assertiveness skills and help reduce or prevent excessive anxiety, extreme anger, depression, guilt, worrying, or catastrophizing.
Appendices contain a set of self-relaxation procedures and an inventory for self-assessment, goal setting, and decision making.
“This is a very well-written, exceptionally well-conceptualized and communicated text which should be useful to school counselors in working with students and for their own self-development.”
—Sarah L. Lovett, The School Counselor
“This book avoids easy answers to complex problems. It clearly defines respect for self and others and points out the risks of assertion.”
—The Journal for Special Educators
“If you work with assertion groups and are seraching for some assistance, this book could be a very useful resource.”
—Charlotte Hoffner, Journal of College Placement