Frédéric Fanget, Bernard Rouchouse

Self-Assertion A Therapeutic Method Publication date : April 13, 2007

This book offers a recognised therapeutic method for professionals to enable them to identify and treat problems of self-assertion.
It proposes specific techniques: How to express one’s needs? How to offer and receive compliments? How to criticise constructively? How to manage conflict? How to establish contact with others and maintain good relations?
The clear, accessible presentation will enable readers to adopt the method easily, in both individual and group therapy. From diagnosis to the conclusion of the treatment, the method is described session by session, with dialogues, exercises and examples.

The method described here is a powerful therapeutic tool that can be used to treat numerous disorders: anxiety, depression, lack of self-esteem and lack of self-confidence. It can serve beginners who wish to learn self-assertive techniques as well as more experienced professionals who wish to expand their knowledge.
It is aimed at mental-health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, students and future therapists) and at anyone working in the fields of communications and social relations (business coaches, teachers, educators, etc.).

Frédéric Fanget is a medical psychiatrist and psychotherapist and the author of such best-selling books as Affirmez-vous !, Oser and Toujours mieux. He teaches at the University of Lyon-I.
Bernard Rouchouse is a medical psychiatrist and psychotherapist, practising in Lyon.