Assertiveness training, like any psychotherapeutic procedure, requires an understanding and tolerate of various values of clients. Studies exploring the relationship between religious values and assertiveness are reviewed. Ideological obstacles in assertion training with religious clients are considered, and appropriate therapeutic strategies suggested. The importance of presenting a rationale for treatment and of understanding the client's value system is emphasized.
Bolsinger, Scot A. and McMinn, Mark R., "Assertiveness Training and Christian Values" (1989). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 232.