Developing treatment goals at the start of therapy can improve client retention, set a direction for future sessions, and help your clients begin to envision their desired outcomes. We've created the Therapy Goals worksheet to help your clients think about, and verbalize, their hopes for therapy.
The Therapy Goals worksheet opens with broader questions, including a variation of the popular "magic wand" question. The magic wand question asks clients to imagine that they wake up, and all of their problems are solved. It goes on to ask how they would notice the change. What exactly is different? This question encourages responses with specific examples about how your clients would like to change their lives.
The second page of this worksheet becomes more treatment-oriented, and asks questions about your clients' goals for therapy. This section is valuable for treatment planning, and creating an outline for upcoming therapy sessions.