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Passive, Aggressive, and Assertive Communication

Communication skills are an essential foundation for any type of work with couples and families, and assertive communication is a great place to start. Developing assertive communication training may be warranted if you recognize that your client is interacting in an overly passive or aggressive manner. Sometimes, these patterns can even be obvious during sessions.

This communication worksheet gives an overview of passive, aggressive, and assertive communication along with tips to help your client recognize each one. Any conversation about developing communication skills should start with education about these three specific styles.
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