In the first sessions, we complete the paperwork, discuss confidentiality, and gather information using a biopsychosocial assessment. The focus of the second session is to gather additional information and identify barriers, goals and objectives.
A goal with out a plan is just a wish
The third and fourth sessions are typically a time to write down what the focus of therapy will be. This is often called a “Treatment Plan.” The treatment plan will outline what your goals are and what specific objectives you will realize, for example:
Barrier: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, ADD, ODD, OCD, DMDD
Goal: Assert my ideas verbally, 3 out 5 opportunities every week for a month.
Objective: When I have an opportunity to verbally assert my ideas at work, I will verbally express my idea while using cognitive defusion strategies to cope with the anxiety.