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(p. 37) Exploration Phase Goal 2 

(p. 37) Exploration Phase Goal 2
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(p. 37) Exploration Phase Goal 2
Author(s):

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190602482.003.0006
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date: 28 November 2020

Chapter 6 addresses goal 2 of the exploration phase of self-system therapy, which focuses on how clients pursue their goals. Clients assess their self-regulatory style by exploring their self-guides (clients’ own standards and expectations that other people have of them), promotion and prevention goals, and self-beliefs. With a better understanding of the role of self-discrepancies in depression, clients are asked to take a look at the daily influences on their experiences. Clients are helped by therapists to synthesize what they have learned in previous sessions and implement corrective strategies in daily life. The client begins by filling out worksheets that keep track of events in daily life. The worksheets ask the client to think about and write down how these daily events are related to personal goals and standards.

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