4. Goal Conflicts and Goal Integration: Theory, Assessment, and Clinical Implications

  1. W. Miles Cox4 and
  2. Eric Klinger5
  1. Johannes Michalak1,
  2. Thomas Heidenreich2 and
  3. Jürgen Hoyer3

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch4

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems

How to Cite

Michalak, J., Heidenreich, T. and Hoyer, J. (2011) Goal Conflicts and Goal Integration: Theory, Assessment, and Clinical Implications, in Handbook of Motivational Counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention with Addiction and Other Problems (eds W. M. Cox and E. Klinger), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979952.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 4

    School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2AS, UK

  2. 5

    Division of Social Sciences, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 East Fourth Street, Morris, MN 56267, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    AE Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Applied Science, Esslingen, Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Hochschule Esslingen, Flandernstrasse 101, 73732 Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

  3. 3

    TU Dresden, Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, D-01062 Dresden, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749265

Online ISBN: 9780470979952

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Keywords:

  • goal conflicts and goal integration - theory, assessment and clinical implications;
  • conflicts between goals and strivings - lack of integration in psychotherapy clients, and psychotherapeutic process;
  • goal conflicts in therapeutic process - two methodological approaches assessing goal conflicts;
  • goal conflicts in therapeutic process - goals and features of goal structure, being crucial;
  • Cox and Klinger (1988) postulating - motivational model of alcohol use, and goal conflicts;
  • goal conflicts as pathogenic factors - influencing progress and success of treatment;
  • Lauterbach's Computerized Intrapersonal Conflict Assessment (CICA) - more than just three concepts;
  • value conflicts, when a positively evaluated goal - undesirable effect;
  • conflicts as a pathogenic factor - role in onset and maintenance of psychological disorders;
  • clients' goals, conflictful or poorly integrated - resolving conflicts, and integration of clients' goals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Goal Conflicts in the Therapeutic Process

  • Methods to Assess Goal Conflicts

  • Research Findings on Goal Conflicts

  • Therapeutic Implications

  • References