Glossary of concepts and terms

Glossary from "Counselling for Alcohol Problems" from PREMIUM Counselling Treatments, Vikram Patel.

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Target Behaviour

The Target Behaviour is the thing (or set of things) that we are working on during a counselling session. As in the examples in the text, “Typically, these include targets related to drinking (e.g. not drinking at all over the past week, or drinking on only some days and to a pre-agreed level) and those related to other things (e.g. not seeing friends who put pressure on the patient to drink; or dealing with conflict at work or at home in a different way, which does not involve drinking)”