Goals-Focused Creative Psychotherapy: A New form of Psychological Intervention
Proposes a new form of psychological intervention, goals-focused creative psychotherapy (GFCP), which is an elaboration of solution-focused brief therapy. Discusses the origins of GFCP in solution-focused brief therapy and the benefits of shifting from a solution-focused approach to one that is primarily goals-focused. Explains how GFCP integrates traditional psychotherapeutic approaches together with the newly developing field of life coaching, and discusses the benefits of this merger. Discusses various reasons why it is valuable to distinguish a goals-focused approach to psychotherapy as creative, explains why GFCP is ideal for treating individuals who are recovering from traumatic experiences, and discusses why GFCP, unlike solution-focused brief therapy, can be either brief or extensive.
Index Terms— creative arts, life coaching, personal goals, psychotherapy.