SST proceeds on the assumption that when people improve their social skills or change selected behaviors, they will raise their self-esteem and increase the likelihood that others will respond favorably to them.Trainees learn to change their social behavior patterns by practicing selected behaviors in individual or group therapy sessions.
CBT models of BDD (e.g., Veale, 2004; Wilhelm et al., 2013) incorporate biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors in the development and maintenance of BDD.
A major goal of social skills training is teaching persons who may or may not have emotional problems about the verbal as well as nonverbal behaviors involved in social interactions.
There are many people who have never been taught such interpersonal skills as making "small talk" in social settings, or the importance of good eye contact during a conversation.
Nervous about their reaction, Robert tried to answer all of the questions they might have in that letter. The book is a series of stories of how a small-town Midwestern boy learned to live as a "out" gay man in the big city.
When it arrived at their house, Jane Rave was, understandably a little upset and called her husband to come to discuss it with him. Robert tells his stories, then Jane gives her thoughts and perspective on what Robert has written.