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Article Published In Vol.3 (Jan-Feb-2015)

Assertiveness as a Road to Mental Well Being: Case Study of an Adolescent

Pages : 73-75

Author : Dr. Amita Puri and Dr. Nadeem Luqman

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Number of students seeking counseling interventions has increased considerably in recent years. In fact, at times such is the burden on mental health professionals to meet this growing need that staff burnout and decreased attention to students with lesser serious needs happen and sometimes some cases have to be closed prematurely. Nevertheless the importance of counseling and its effectiveness in enhancing the mental health of the students cannot be understated. In fact, there is a felt need for more resources which are are required to increase staffing, improve training, and increase physical space on campus for counseling centers. The present paper discusses case study of an adolescent who was given Assertiveness training for satisfactorily dealing with a traumatic situation at home front which was hampering the child’s emotional, social and academic growth considerably. The changes brought about in his mental health status are discussed.

Keywords:Mental Well Being, Adolescentetc.




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