Long-term goal: to increase social interaction.
- To start and keep a conversation going on two breaks today.
- To practice a new communication technique learned in program with a peer.
- To bring up a specific issue in group therapy.
- To go to lunch with a peer.
Long-term goal: to decrease anxiety-to increase a sense of inner calmness.
- To practice techniques learned in program such as progressive relaxation.
- To identify anxious feelings and let others know how I’m feeling.
- To challenge myself by staying in groups in spite of my anxiety.
- To do a project or activity that’s soothing.
Concern: Distorted thinking
Long-term goal: to cope with distorted thinking.
- To clarify the reality of my thoughts in groups.
- To identify the distorted thinking pattern.
- To focus on the here and now in groups.
- Learn and use a cognitive therapy technique to challenge distorted thoughts.
Concern: Low self-esteem
Long-term goal: to increase positive self-esteem.
- To share something positive about myself with someone.
- To practice using positive affirmations.
- To acknowledge a need and work on getting it met.
- To start or complete a new project in occupational therapy.
Concern: Lack of structure
Long-term goal: to develop a balanced structure to my day.
- To set up plans for this evening and weekend.
- To make a realistic list of things that need to be done today and things I want to do for enjoyment.
- To meet with staff to work on time management issues.
Concern: Lack of understanding about my illness
Long-term goal: To learn more about my illness
- To use psychoeducation group to increase knowledge about my illness.
- To ask staff or doctor a question about my illness
- To read material from staff about my illness.