Goal Setting In Collaborations And Therapy

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Clarification and agreement around the client’s goals represents a starting point for collaborative exploration of multiple ways in which these goals can be attained. Goal setting offers a platform for both therapist and client to resolve any differences through collaborative dialogue which reflects their mutual intentions and understandings (Clark, 1996) Goals can be defined as immediate, those which help to achieve longer term goals, goals to be worked on in therapy and long term or life goals (Hanley, Sefi & Ersahin, 2016) A client may formulate life goals including non-specific, contradictory, avoidant, unattainable or no life goals, which can then be broken down into therapeutic goals and the therapist will have her own goals as well
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