Chapter 5. Goal Setting

  1. Ann Williamson MB, ChB, BSCAH Accred, medical General Practitioner Certified Practitioner Master Practitioner Therapist

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch5

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Williamson, A. (2008) Goal Setting, in Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch5

Author Information

  1. British Society of Clinic & Academic Hypnosis, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513064

Online ISBN: 9780470773260

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Keywords:

  • expectancy effects and positive outcomes;
  • hope and successful outcome;
  • motivation and goal achievement;
  • visualising goals;
  • ‘Swish’ technique

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Expectancy

  • Defining a goal

  • Motivation

  • Visualising goals

  • Scaling question

  • The ‘experimental’ approach

  • Reinforcement

  • The walking/crawling metaphor (This comes from Milton Erickson)

  • Learning skills

  • Self-image

  • Mirror exercise

  • The swish

  • Smoking cessation

  • Positive mental rehearsal

  • Ecology check

  • A goal-setting exercise

  • Problem solving

  • New behaviours

  • Summary