Goal-oriented practice and the use of the goal-based outcomes (GBO) tool has spread to a range of settings in physical and mental health in recent years.  It is used across Europe and in North America, Japan and Australasia and is being translated into different languages.  This spread means that the practice and the tools are increasingly being used across different cultures.  

We would like to hear from you about your personal and clinical experiences of using the GBO or goal-oriented practice with people across different cultures.

We are interested in things like:

  • What have you experienced in terms of different cultural attitudes to goal setting?
  • What ideas or techniques have you found helpful in explaining goals and the GBO?
  • What differences have you noticed in the sorts of goals that are set across different cultures?
  • What differences are there in peoples understanding of the concept of goals, goal-setting and rating goal progress?
  • What experiences have you had using the GBO with translators?

Please share your experiences via the ‘leave a reply’ link below or via the ‘contact’ page

One thought on “Cultural differences in goal-setting and GBO: please share your experiences

  1. I find gbos really useful in measuring change in x-cultural work. A lot of ROMS are neither reliable nor valid across cultures but the idea of goals seems to be more readily adaptable.

    A lot of the issues, for example distinguishing between smart goals and long term goals or values, are similar to work with white SUs.

    What I am less confident in is using them via interpreters but that kind of work raises many challenges.

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