However, having praised the use of the SMART Goals in the positive section, if one of the Goals collapses
during Stage three, the process weakens and may fold in on itself, taking the client backwards and
having to reformulate the goals again. If the Goals then become un realistic or un achievable, they need
to be re assessed and re developed, hindering the progress and finality of the model for the client.
Another negative, is that the model as a whole, is not very adaptive to the individual. It describes itself
as ‘Using the model for the person’ Thus not allowing adaptability and creativity in using the ‘Person
against the Model.’ Individual preferences, experiences and issues may adapt better if applies to the
helper in a more individualistic sense of frame. To me the description of itself sounds too rigid and
formalised. I think in order for the client to achieve their and the Models full potentional, the model
needs to be more adaptive to the client’s person and status.