Module 5: Assertiveness Training
Depression is sometimes maintained by a passive or passive-aggressive communication style and a lack of assertiveness. This passivity often leads to a failure to communicate needs and desires and thus failing to have those needs and desires satisfied. Over time, the person lives a deeply unfulfilling and resentful life.
The Main Goals for Phase 5 include:
- Identifying your communication style using the aggressive, passive, passive-aggressive and assertive framework.
- Education on assertiveness and identifying the underlying beliefs that prevent the client from being assertive.
- Educating the client on other communication skills that include: active listening techniques and understanding body language.
- Homework: Using assertiveness scripts and worksheets to practice being more assertive.