Assertive training to increase social communication in schizophrenic patient

Authors

  • Defi Astriani Student of Psychology Graduate Program, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
  • Pertiwi Nurani Student of Psychology Graduate Program, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Salis Yuniardi Lecturer, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
  • Latipun Lecturer, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/%2010.25215/0704.055

Keywords:

Assertive training, Social communication, Schizophrenia

Abstract

SW (male / 38 years) experiences a variety of stressors which put a great stress on his life. Based on the results of interviews, observations, graphic tests (BAUM, DAP & HTP), SSCT, WWQ and WAIS, subjects were diagnosed with schizophrenia with poor social communication problems. This makes the subject develop maladaptive behaviors such as daydreaming, smoking, confining themselves in the room, unstable emotions and sleeping for a long time. The intervention aims to improve the subject’s social communication skills using assertive training techniques. The intervention consisted of six sessions. The subject experienced an increase in social communication skills after the intervention. Behavior such as daydreaming, locking himself in the room, getting angry, smoking and sleeping are reduced. The subject can communicate well and no longer avoid the social environment but is willing to join a group of friends.

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Published

2022-11-05

How to Cite

Defi Astriani, Pertiwi Nurani, Muhammad Salis Yuniardi, & Latipun. (2022). Assertive training to increase social communication in schizophrenic patient. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 7(4). https://doi.org/ 10.25215/0704.055