Point 1, Point 4
When to use this tool: This tool can be used to help participants who have identified goals make a plan to work towards achieving them. It may also be used to help with problem-solving since it breaks large problems down into smaller steps and helps focus efforts to avoid getting overwhelmed.
Example of its use in a SMART meeting:
Write down the headings below:
- The Changes I want to Make are
- How important is it
- How confident am I
- The most important reasons why I want to make these changes are
- The steps I plan to take in changing are
- The ways others can help me are (who they are and how they can help)
- I will know my plan is working if
- Some things that could interfere with my plan are
Encourage a participant to say a change they want to make, then start going through the process. Encourage other people to participate.
At each step, DISCUSS how the step can help.
- Public-Facing Toolbox Page: www.smartrecovery.org/change-plan-worksheet
- Updated Tool PDF (03/2021): https://www.smartrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/CP-107-updated.pdf