Goal Setting 

Video by Patrick Brumback


Dr. Stephen Gillaspy, PhD
Dr. Stephen R. Gillaspy completed his graduate training in clinical phsychology at Oklahoma State University, his clinical internship at the University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, and a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care and health psychology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Gillaspy is currently a licensed psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He is a clinical associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and the pediatric psychology emphasis director for the Clinical Psychology Internship Program and Post-doctoral Fellowship Program.  He serves as the director of research of the Section of General & Community Pediatrics, where pediatric obesity is one of the research emphasis areas.  He is also the co-director of the Healthy Futures pediatric weight management clinic.


  • Identify how to transition from MI techniques to goal setting for addressing pediatrics obesity.
  • Describe how to apply SMART Goals for addressing pediatric obesity.
  • Explain the role of the following concepts in goal settings for pediatric obesity: shared agendas, menu of options, incremental vs gold standard, goodness of fit, and choice.


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