Guidance notes for using the goal-based outcome (GBO) tool

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 but can be used in any setting, that is change-focused and goal-oriented – including adult and physical health contexts. The GBO has been used extensively both in the UK and internationally.

The goal-based outcomes (GBO) tool is a tool to help facilitate collaborative goal-oriented conversations & to help track progress towards goalsand facilitate further collaborative goal-oriented conversations.

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?” 

This full guidance can be downloaded here

Hard copies if the guidance will be available from later this month please follow http://www.goals-in-therapy.com to keep up to date with publication details.

Goal-based outcomes (GBOs): Version 2.0 available to download here

The goals-based outcomes (GBOs) tools have been updated.  The forms have the same content to previous versions but have been made clearer and easier to use.

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They are relaunched under a Creative Commons License BY-NC-SA 4.0 making them free to share and use by anyone, for none commercial purposes, with appropriate attribution to Dr Duncan Law.  All three charts are available to download free of charge by clicking this link GBO version 2 March 2018 FINAL

Guidance on using the tools is available to download here

If you want to share your experiences of using GBOs please contact us via the contact page and we will consider publishing it as a blog

This page can be used to record therapy goals:

GBO pg2

This page can be used to track progress in sessions:

GBO pg3

This page can be used to track progress across sessions:

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