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(p. 23) The Foundation: Organizing and Planning Skills 

(p. 23) The Foundation: Organizing and Planning Skills
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(p. 23) The Foundation: Organizing and Planning Skills
Author(s):

Steven A. Safren

, Susan E. Sprich

, Carol A. Perlman

, and Michael W. Otto

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190235567.003.0004
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date: 04 June 2020

This chapter provides basic information about setting goals for treatment. It focuses on helping the client with adult ADHD to come up with goals for therapy that are both specific and within his or her control. The modular structure of this treatment program is explained. The chapter covers the foundational skills that will allow the client to get started with a task list and calendar system. There is a discussion of how to identify and try to resolve potential pitfalls or challenges that may arise during treatment. The chapter concludes with a discussion of motivation for change.

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