4. The Why, Not the What: The Positive Power of Intrinsic Motivations in Client Goal Setting and Pursuit

  1. George W. Burns
  1. Helen Street

Published Online: 9 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch4

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy

How to Cite

Street, H. (2009) The Why, Not the What: The Positive Power of Intrinsic Motivations in Client Goal Setting and Pursuit, in Happiness, Healing, Enhancement: Your Casebook Collection for Applying Positive Psychology in Therapy (ed G. W. Burns), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269664.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470291153

Online ISBN: 9781118269664

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Keywords:

  • counseling service;
  • procrastination;
  • motivations;
  • frustration;
  • life goals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Important Life Goals and Intrinsic Motivational Therapy

  • The Case of Dave

  • The What Versus the Why

  • Understanding the Problem

  • Holding on to the Goal

  • Building Intrinsic Motivation

  • Developing a Focus on Intrinsic Rewards

  • Starting from the Beginning, Reclaiming Ownership

  • Process Over Outcome