Goal Attainment Scaling: Its use with Pregnant and Single-Parent Teenagers in an Alternative Education Setting

  • Linda S. Moyer
  • David A. de Rosenroll

Abstract

Goal Attainment Scaling (G.A.S.) was initiated in the 1960's as an evaluation tool to measure success in Mental Health Programs. This article describes a modification of G.A.S. used within a day program for pregnant and parent teenagers. As a program assessment tool, G.A.S. provides the users with immediate, understandable feedback: what worked and what didn't work. As a counselling intervention, G.A.S. allows helping professionals to form a working relationship with their clients in a relatively short time span, to align their client/program expectations and to provide productive counselling on client-determined goals.
How to Cite
Moyer, L. S., & de Rosenroll, D. A. (1). Goal Attainment Scaling: Its use with Pregnant and Single-Parent Teenagers in an Alternative Education Setting. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 18(3). Retrieved from https://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/article/view/59827
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