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(p. 9) Orientation Phase Goal 1 

(p. 9) Orientation Phase Goal 1
(p. 9) Orientation Phase Goal 1

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

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date: 25 June 2021

During the orientation phase of self-system therapy (SST), the therapist familiarizes the client with the structure and focus of SST and establishes a strong, collaborative working alliance that supports the client’s efforts to identify and address underlying sources of problems in self-regulation. The first goal after beginning the program is to learn about self-regulation and how it is related to problems with depression. Self-regulation is the process of setting and pursuing goals that help people become who they want to be. Chapter 2 introduces the concepts of self-regulation and promotion and prevention goals, and it examines how these concepts are connected to emotions. Clients are encouraged to think about why they place importance on certain goals.

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