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Section 4
Goal Setting
for Chronic Pain

Question 4 | Test | Table of Contents

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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- Murphy, J.L., McKellar, J.D., Raffa, S.D., Clark, M.E., Kerns, R.D., & Karlin, B.E. (n.d). Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain among veterans: Therapist manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 51-55.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Aarts, H. (2019). Goal setting theory and the mystery of setting goals. Motivation Science, 5(2), 106–107.

LaVela, S. L., Jones, K., Heinemann, A. W., Bartle, B., & Ehrlich-Jones, L. S. (2021). Motivators, goal setting, and helpful feedback for weight management among individuals with spinal cord injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 66(3), 257–264.

Tamir, M., Halperin, E., Porat, R., Bigman, Y. E., & Hasson, Y. (2019). When there’s a will, there’s a way: Disentangling the effects of goals and means in emotion regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116(5), 795–816.

Wolf, B. M., Herrmann, M., Zubler, I., & Brandstätter, V. (2019). Action crises in personal goals compromise recovery during physical therapy. Motivation Science, 5(2), 179–184.

QUESTION 4
What goals might you discuss with your patient/client to divert their focus away from their pain? To select and enter your answer go to Test.


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