Goal setting in therapy
A statement of the obvious:
In order to get what you want, you must know what you want
Ok, so itâs not always true: I didnât know I wanted a digital camera until I won one in a competition, but conversely, I would never have got to the position of writing this book if I hadnât known that I wanted to!
A client will often have only a vague idea of what they want and need. Their ideas may be abstract, precise or anywhere in between. They are unlikely to come to you saying âI want to buy a Porsche in 6 months timeâ. More likely they will say âI donât feel I have any statusâ.
So the process is to get the client to the specifics, and then to find routes to achieve the aims.