Goals for Therapy Worksheet

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Goals are outcomes one would like to achieve and are willing to commit to. 

During therapy, patients identify specific goals and create a treatment plan to achieve the outcomes they’re looking for.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing how they think and behave.

Goal setting makes CBT productive by highlighting the possibility of change, making challenging problems appear more manageable, and increasing the hope to overcome them. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you identify meaningful goals that will create purpose and motivation during therapy.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to create, examine, and achieve goals that motivate you, gives you hope, and promotes general well-being. Additionally, one can also use this worksheet to find solutions to goals they struggle with.

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Talk Space. (2023). How to Set Goals for Therapy Success. Available at: https://www.talkspace.com/blog/therapy-goals/. [Accessed April 16, 2023]