Stages of Change: Interactions with Treatment Compliance and Involvement

About the Course:

Article explaining how the process of behavior change interacts with treatments. Outlines key implications and recommendations based on this process-of-change perspective.


Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. and Carl W. Scott, Ph.D.

About the Author:

From “Beyond the Therapeutic Alliance: Keeping the Drug Dependent Individual in Treatment”, National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph Number 165. 1997

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about how the process of behavior change interacts with treatments. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase knowledge of critical dimensions related to retention, engagement, and change.

  2. be able to identify the process of behavior change that occurs both within and without treatment.

  3. understand which strategies may be the most effective at which stage of change.

  4. learn that each person moves at their own pace through a series of stages of change and in a cyclical pattern over time

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