Taylor & Francis
School of Arts and Humanities
It is suggested that goals are hierarchically organised, with goals at the highest level representing fundamental values and motivations. These abstract goals are said to have a series of sub-goals which represent a means of reaching higher-level goals. While a number of studies have explored goals in the context of psychosis, little is known about idiographic goal generation processes in those experiencing psychosis.
Using a Behaviour Sequence Analysis approach, the aim of the current study was to assess the feasibility of the goal task for use with individuals experiencing psychosis. A total of 73 adults receiving care from UK rehabilitation services completed a goal task designed to elicit higher-level goals.
Results indicated that the goal task may be a feasible tool to support those experiencing psychosis to generate lower- and higher-level goals.
The goal task utilised in the current study may therefore be a valuable goal generation tool for use by clinicians.
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