Goals / Objectives

To increase group member understanding of the difficulties related to attending to and utilizing information following a TBI, and to increase their knowledge of strategies to use that will aid memory and goal-setting skills.

  • Members will discuss the new information and practice within the group
  • Members will utilize the new memory skills to plan for the week ahead

TIME: Allow 1.5 hours for the session.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: A minimum of four participants is recommended.

Activities / Content

Introductory Activities (PDF)

Content (PDF)

  • TBI and Memory
  • Introduce the Topic of Goal Setting (25 min)
  • Introduce S.M.A.R.T. Goals (25-30 min)

Group Activity (PDF)

  • S.M.A.R.T. Goal Development (5 min)

Reflection / Homework (10-15 min) (PDF)



These handouts can be found in the handout section for this week, the facilitator’s guide will indicate when these should be referenced.

Below is a link to a Fact Sheet entitled “Memory and Traumatic Brain Injury” (MSKTC, 2016), which should be printed by the facilitator and handed to participants as a handout where indicated.


Write the following learning objectives on the white board for reference throughout the treatment group::

  • Structure and topic
  • Homework review
  • TBI and Memory
  • Break
  • Introducing S.M.A.R.T. Goals (25-30 minutes)
  • Discussion: developing a S.M.A.R.T. Goal and S.M.A.R.T. Goal Log
  • Reflection/Homework