9. Goals Training

The Goal Training Workbook addresses the following
participant training objectives:

  1. To improve understanding of the role of goal setting in rehabilitation.

  2. To improve clinician and funder understanding of the factors that affect the development and use of goals in rehabilitation

  3. To increase clinician skills in working collaboratively with clients to develop client centred goals and rehabilitation plans

  4. To improve clinician ability to write, review and use client centred SMART rehabilitation goals that support rehabilitation practice using SMARTAAR Goal Process

  5. To increase knowledge of how to incorporate client centred goals in rehabilitation plans. 

A typical Goal Training Workshop Agenda is:

10.30 – 10.45    Introduction and Background
10.45 – 11.45    Goal Setting Theory
11.45 - 12.00     Evaluating Goal Quality using SMARTAAR Goal Process
                             (including Mini break)
12.00 – 12.20    SMARTAAR Goal Worksheet
12.20 –   1.00      LUNCH
  1.00 –   3.15         Practical Sessions:
                                • SMARTAAR Worksheet
                                • Mini break
                                • Formulating Rehab Plans
  3.15 – 3.30 Conclusions and Evaluation

The following resources are available
for Presenters to run the Goal Training Workshop.

A. Participant Workbook (101 pages)

B. Handouts and Worksheets(7 pages also included in the Participants Workbook)

C. Slides for data projector (183 slides - view using full screen mode)

D. Slides with notes and commentary for the presenter (188 pages)

E. Pre and Post Knowledge Evaluation Surveys and Sample Answers

              E1. Pre Knowledge Evaluation (3 pages)
E2. Post knowledge Evaluation (3 pages)
E3. Sample answers (3 pages)

F. Sample goals for the presenter to use in the practical sessions (1 page)

G. Enablement approach background information for presenters (4 pages)

H. Session Evaluation Form (4 pages)

The Goal Training Project is jointly funded by:

The Lifetime Care and Support Authority,
The Motor Accidents Authority and
WorkCover NSW, of the NSW Government’s Safety, Return to Work and Support Division.


Helen Badge, Maria Weekes, Belinda Jones, Barbara Strettles


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