Goals in therapy is a website dedicated to the use of goals, goal-oriented practice, shared-decision making and goal-based outcomes (GBOs), across physical and psychological health settings.
It is the host site for the Goal-based outcome (GBO) tool and other resources related to goal-oriented practice and shared-decision making.
The goal-based outcomes (GBO) tool is a simple and effective method to measure progress and outcomes of an intervention. It grew out of work with children, young people and their families in mental health and emotional well-being settings, and is now being used across adult mental health setting. It can be used in any setting that is change-focused and goal-oriented – including physical health contexts.
The tool tracks what is arguably the most important thing to measure in any intervention: “Is this helping you make progress towards the things that you really want help with?”
The GBO is free to use under a creative commons license and is currently available in English, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Portuguese, Welsh, Italian and Russian versions. If you want to translate the GBO in to another language please get in touch
Guidance on using the GBO can be found here
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