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(p. 89) Session 7: Assertiveness and Relationships 

(p. 89) Session 7: Assertiveness and Relationships
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(p. 89) Session 7: Assertiveness and Relationships
Author(s):

Bryan D. Carter

, William G. Kronenberger

, Eric L. Scott

, and Christine E. Brady

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190070267.003.0008
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date: 08 April 2020

In Session 7 the teen is introduced to the concept of avoidant coping and the pernicious impact this has on creating increased functional disability in multiple areas of one’s life physically, academically, and socially. Behavioral strategies to disrupt this cycle inevitably involve improving engagement behaviors such as increasing social contacts and improving school attendance, all of which call for improved interpersonal communication skills and assertive behaviors; that is, the behavioral antithesis of avoidance. The clinician will employ several worksheets in the Workbook in the process of increasing teen skills and comfort at communicating and asserting their wants and needs with others.

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