Note for Helping Skills - 84004 - CED 310 – 05 Establishing Goals 1. General Goals - General goals are typically the response that you receive when asking about goals. - Often, people say what is bothering them when asked this question. - Solution-Focused Therapy often helps the client/patient think of goals if he/she is having trouble thinking of a goal. - A solution-focused therapist is likely to do the following: a. Instead of going over past events and focusing on problems, the therapist helps you envision your future without today's problems. b. During the course of therapy (often as few as 3 to 6 sessions), the therapist helps you discover solutions. c. The therapist encourages you to identify and do more of what is already working. d. The therapist guides you to identify what doesn't work and to focus on doing less of it. e. The emphasis is on the future, not the past. f. SFBT therapists believe that the client is the best expert about what it takes to change his or her life. g. The therapist's role is to help you identify solutions that will remove the barriers to having the life you want. - How to create solutions with these steps: a. State your desire for something in your life to be different. b. Envision that a miracle happens and your life is different. c. Make sure the miracle is important to you.
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