Expectation worksheet therapy

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the Theory of expectations, which describes that a belief is natural human anticipation about the future based on individual perception, available information, and context (Castelfranchi, 2005).

How will the worksheet help?

The current worksheet is created to help practitioners assess their client’s expectations in the process of developing healthy expectations and goals.

How to use the worksheet?

How we manage expectations is an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and improve the way in which we perceive the world around us. Often it is difficult to observe how expectations lead our lives, but the important matter is to what degree our beliefs correspond to reality. 

Even therapy can be biased by high expectations. Give yourself a reality check by completing the following worksheet. Answer the following questions. 

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Castelfranchi, C. (2005). Mind as an Anticipatory Device: For a Theory of Expectations. In: De Gregorio, M., Di Maio, V., Frucci, M., Musio, C. (eds) Brain, Vision, and Artificial Intelligence. BVAI 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3704. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/11565123_26