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(p. 15) Orientation Phase Goal 2 

(p. 15) Orientation Phase Goal 2
(p. 15) Orientation Phase Goal 2

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

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date: 25 January 2021

Chapter 3 explains how relationships with other people can affect the ways in which people think about goals. The second goal of the orientation phase of self-system therapy is to determine the source of the client’s particular style of self-regulation. Style in this context refers to the client’s tendency to focus on promotion goals (i.e., trying to make good things happen) or prevention goals (i.e. trying to keep bad things from happening). Each type of goal is connected to certain emotional experiences and is influenced by personal relationships. Worksheets are included to help clients explore how their relationships have affected their expectations and standards.

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