The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships

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New Harbinger Publications, 2000 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
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Effective communication is a critical skill that influences your professional success, the stability of your family life, and your personal happiness. Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can't assert yourself constructively. If you've ever felt paralyzed by an imposing individual or strongly argued opposing point of view, you know that a lack of assertiveness can leave you feeling marginalized and powerless. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective, cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive. Learn how to set and maintain personal boundaries without becoming inaccessible. Become more genuine and open in relationships without fearing attack. Defend yourself when you are criticized or asked to submit to unreasonable requests.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit -- an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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Review: The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Being aware of the lack of communication skills of most people, I think everyone could benefit from reading this. Unfortunately, it's a workbook and there are assignments, and the majority of people ... Read full review

Review: The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships

User Review  - Loriann Oberlin - Goodreads

As co-author of Overcoming Passive Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness, I do think that learning assertiveness is so vital for everyone. It's ... Read full review

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Randy J. Paterson, PhD, owns and operates Changeways Clinic, a private multiple-provider outpatient practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is author of The Assertiveness Workbook and Your Depression Map. Through Changeways Clinic, he presents lectures and workshops internationally on topics including mental health policy, cognitive behavioral therapy, the nature and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and strategies for private practice management. He was the 2008 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association's Distinguished Practitioner Award. For more information on Paterson, his presentations and workshops, or Changeways Clinic, visitwww.changeways.com . To view Randy Paterson's blog on psychological and practice issues, please visitwww.psychologysalon.com .

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