Authors: Robert J Bruseker, Lindsay G Oades, Peter Caputi
Event: 2001 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings, Consumer Researchers, needs assessment, goal-setting, collaboration, psychosocial rehabilitation, day program.
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: This paper (a) describes and discusses a collaborative clinical process in which the needs of 32 consumers of a regional Australian psychosocial rehabilitation day program were turned into goals using the Camberwell Assessment of Needs Short Appraisal Schedule (CANSAS; Phelan et al. 1995) and Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS; Kiresuk, Smith & Cardillo 1994); (b) describes the most common unmet needs and goals set with these 32 consumers; and (c) provides a case example illustrating the process of turning needs into goals. It is argued that this needs-based and collaborative goal-setting procedure is significant because it facilitates consumers’ subjective ownership over their goals, which in turn leads to improved clinical outcomes, functional outcomes and subjective wellbeing (Sheldon & Elliot, 1998).