Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Goal Management Training

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_9048


Goal Management Training® (GMT) is a standardized metacognitive rehabilitation program designed to improve executive functions. GMT contains approximately 20 h of training, including psychoeducation, narrative examples, mindfulness practice, and assignments completed both between and within sessions. The main objectives of GMT are to train individuals to periodically “STOP” what they are doing, attend to task goals, evaluate their performance, and monitor or check their performance as they proceed.

Historical Background

GMT was first conceived by Robertson at the Medical Research Council Applied Psychology Unit at Cambridge, UK (Robertson 1996). The first published report of GMT, led by Levine and Robertson, included a case study of executive impairment due to limbic encephalitis and a separate experimental probe of a brief (1-hr) trial of GMT in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Levine et al. 2000). Subsequent trials involved implementation of multi-session...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rotman Research Institute at BaycrestTorontoCanada