The good goal setting guide: involving service users in the big decisions

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 12 July 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: B010
Cost: £100

About the course

Goal setting is a critical part of a person’s journey through therapy and support services. Good goal setting underpins both a fulfilling life after stroke and best use of therapy and community resources. All stroke teams are familiar with the concept of person centred goals and getting the best out of services and resources. Yet how can we ensure goals are truly person centred when faced with everyday barriers such as the pressures of time and timing, and the realities of what’s on offer. Negotiating choice and taking an active role in decision making can be additionally difficult when there are differing perspectives on recovery and responsibility for change – how do we balance hope and reality?

This course will give everyone who needs to engage in goal setting a chance to take a fresh look at setting goals, extending your thinking and developing your practice.

Who is the course for?

Stroke teams including stroke service coordinators, Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALs representatives), GPs, consultants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, psychologists, nursing staff.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • An opportunity to understand goal setting from the perspective of people living with stroke and aphasia
  • A framework for listening to difficult stories and setting person centred goals
  • New techniques for listening when listening is hard
  • Making choices and goals more user friendly
  • A chance to develop and refine your personal toolkit for goal setting
  • Increased confidence in your goal setting skills

Other information

Course times 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Tea and coffee provided


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

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