Assertive behavior and assertion training as important foci in a clinical context: The case of social anxiety disorder

Assertive behavior and assertion training as important foci in a clinical context: The case of... Speed, Goldstein, and Goldfried () review the history of assertiveness training in the science of clinical psychology, delineating the sudden decline in the literature of this previously well‐recognized and investigated treatment. The authors discuss the benefits of this intervention for a variety of both clinical and nonclinical concerns, advocating for the resurgence of assertiveness training as a stand‐alone treatment for a range of psychological disorders. In this commentary, we aim to discuss our view of the history of assertiveness training research, attending specifically to its intersection with social anxiety disorder (SAD). We discuss the role of assertiveness training in contemporary psychotherapies for SAD and conclude with important considerations and future directions for this area of clinical research and treatment.HISTORICAL CHANGES IN THE ASSERTIVENESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER LITERATURESSpeed et al. () delineate a stark change in the landscape of the assertiveness training literature; their figure 1 clearly illustrates an increase in publications on assertiveness training through 1988, followed by a sharp decline. The landscape of assertiveness training has indeed changed, although we question whether this shift is due entirely to neglect or disregard of the intervention; relevant historical factors may have played a large part in this shift. One of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice Wiley

Assertive behavior and assertion training as important foci in a clinical context: The case of social anxiety disorder

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Copyright © 2018 Society of Clinical Psychology
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0969-5893
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1468-2850
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10.1111/cpsp.12222
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Speed, Goldstein, and Goldfried () review the history of assertiveness training in the science of clinical psychology, delineating the sudden decline in the literature of this previously well‐recognized and investigated treatment. The authors discuss the benefits of this intervention for a variety of both clinical and nonclinical concerns, advocating for the resurgence of assertiveness training as a stand‐alone treatment for a range of psychological disorders. In this commentary, we aim to discuss our view of the history of assertiveness training research, attending specifically to its intersection with social anxiety disorder (SAD). We discuss the role of assertiveness training in contemporary psychotherapies for SAD and conclude with important considerations and future directions for this area of clinical research and treatment.HISTORICAL CHANGES IN THE ASSERTIVENESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER LITERATURESSpeed et al. () delineate a stark change in the landscape of the assertiveness training literature; their figure 1 clearly illustrates an increase in publications on assertiveness training through 1988, followed by a sharp decline. The landscape of assertiveness training has indeed changed, although we question whether this shift is due entirely to neglect or disregard of the intervention; relevant historical factors may have played a large part in this shift. One of

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Clinical Psychology: Science and PracticeWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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