Coun - 405, Week 11 Notes
Coun - 405, Week 11 Notes Coun 405
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Joe Strano on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Coun 405 at University of Wisconsin - Stout taught by Dr. Colleen Etzbach in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Intro to Counseling in Counseling at University of Wisconsin - Stout.
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Date Created: 09/29/16
Establishing Goals Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:19 AM - Identifying General Goals ○ Goals set the direction of work to be done ○ They are what clients hope to achieve working with practitioners ○ Goals must be mutually established between practitioners and clients ○ Satisfactory work depends on practitioners ability to collaborate with the client ○ Questions that seek clarification help clients figure out what goals they areivated to achieve ○ Exception finding questions are useful Explore times when the problem was not present Times when the problem was smaller or less problematic - Identifying MAPS Goals ○ Measurable and Specific Goals Make it possible for clients and practitioners to evaluate change that have been made Provides a clear direction and focus for work ○ Attainable Goals A goal needs to be something the client believes is possible based on available resources Establishing a series of small goals helps clients experience success Important that the size of goal seems attainable to client and reasonable to the practitioner Unattainable goals involve changing another person Time to reach the goal must be relatively proximate to decision to change Clients who participate in setting goals are more likely to believe gods are achievable Goals should be visualized in concrete, specific, behavioral terms ○ Positive Goals Keeps the focus on what the client wants to do rather than what client doesn't want to do Practitioners can use open‐ended questions to help clients to think in positive terms ○ Moving from general to specific goals Practitioners may decide to approach agreement on problems and goals differently Some practitioners prefer more general goals - Agreements for Work ○ Many practitioners find i helpful to establish a written or verbal agreement that describes previous understanding between them and the client ○ These agreements are developed collaboratively and can be modified as necessary - Monitoring Progress and Alliance ○ A good alliance involves a safe, trusting, comfortable, collaborative relationship ○ Includes an agreement between the practitioner and client about the goals ○ These set the stage for monitoring work together ○ There are many valid and reliable scales for measuring the alliance ○ There are also scales for measuring the outcome of a session or series of sessions with clients ○ The Goal Attainment Scale 5‐point scale that ranges from most to least favorable outcomes that clients believes is possible Can be used to identify the level of progress achieved either during the course of work together or at the end
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