Assertive training to increase social communication in schizophrenic patient
Keywords:Assertive training, Social communication, Schizophrenia
AbstractSW (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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