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(p. 59) Adaptation Phase Goal 2 

(p. 59) Adaptation Phase Goal 2
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(p. 59) Adaptation Phase Goal 2
Author(s):

Kari M. Eddington

, Timothy J. Strauman

, Angela Z. Vieth

, and Gregory G. Kolden

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190602482.003.0008
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date: 25 January 2021

Chapter 8, which addresses module the 2 goal of the adaptation phase of self-system therapy, takes a step-by-step approach to evaluating the extent to which certain personal goals are realistic and to identifying obstacles to progress in goal pursuit. The importance of balancing promotion- and prevention-type goals is emphasized. Two strategies can improve clients’ pursuit of goals: assessing how goals are set and pursued and looking at the tendency to focus on promotion or prevention goals. Adjustments can be made in how clients define goals and in the methods they use to pursue them. Clients can also work to balance their promotion and prevention goals to increase opportunities for positive emotional experiences. Worksheets are included to encourage effective goal pursuit and make sure that expectations are reasonable and achievable.

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