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(p. 21) Orientation Phase Goal 3 

(p. 21) Orientation Phase Goal 3
(p. 21) Orientation Phase Goal 3

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

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date: 25 June 2021

People with depression often focus too little on promotion goals (i.e., making good things happen). Pursuing promotion goals is important because they provide opportunities for experiencing positive emotions. The third goal in the orientation phase of self-system therapy is to encourage clients to focus on promotion goals. The therapist completes an assessment of what the client does or does not do during a typical week to determine activities that can reinstate a sense of reward, accomplishment, or progress. Chapter 4 focuses on increasing involvement with activities that can make good things happen. Worksheets are designed to help identify activities that can produce experiences of pleasure and pride and make specific plans to follow through with those activities.

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