"Based in part on papers delivered at a symposium on social competence and psychiatric disorders ... in May of 1980 in Providence, Rhode Island."--Pref.
Includes bibliographies and indexes.
pt. 1. Social skills training with schizophrenics: Social skills training and the nature of schizophrenia -- The social skills training project of the Mental Health Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia -- Maintenance and generalization issues in skills training ... Behavioral family therapy for schizophrenia -- pt. 2. Social skills training with other populations: Skills training with unipolar depressed women -- Social skills training for psychiatric patients ...-- Communication skills training for married couples -- Assertion training for women -- The identification and treatment for children with peer-relationship difficulties -- pt. 3. Social skills assessment: components of heterosocial competence -- A procedure for the assessment of social skills; the simulated social interaction test -- An ethological perspective on social skill research -- pt. 4. A generative model of social skills : Toward a generative model of social skills, a critique and in thesis.