Aftercare

Aftercare can involve ongoing supportive therapy, again based on the individual's level of comfort in using the assertive techniques. For those who are comfortable using the techniques on their own, a supportive social network or occasional participation in a support group will be enough to help maintain the new behavioral patterns. The ultimate goal is for each participant to self-

Assertive—Confidently self-assured; able to =

express oneself constructively and directly. t

Overcompensation—An attempt to overcome or i correct a behavior by going too far in the opposite Indirection. 00

Role-playing—A technique used in assertiveness training and other forms of therapy in which participants act out roles relevant to real-life situations in order to change their attitudes and behaviors.

monitor effectively his or her use of assertive techniques on an ongoing basis.

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