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Assertive Communication

Being able to communicate assertively is an essential skill for developing and maintaining healthy relationships and positive self-esteem. This Assertive Communication information sheet describes the qualities of assertive communication, and explores its differences from passive and aggressive communication. Some key assertive communication strategies are described.

This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:

  • Client handout - use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point - use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool - improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource - use as a learning tool during training
  • Duckworth, M. P. (2009). Assertiveness skills and the management of related factors in O'Donohue, W. T., Fisher, J. E., & Hayes, S. C. (Eds.). (2004). Cognitive behavior therapy: Applying empirically supported techniques in your practice. John Wiley & Sons.

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