Stages of dating commitment
Another example is the child who is brought for services by a parent because of problems in school or at home; the child might see that everyone else has a problem – the teachers, the other kids, or even the parents.Other examples include clients who in treatment because they were court-ordered, required by employers, or even by their partners.
In today's podcast, I'm going to focus on the Stages of Change.Because the change didn't work or didn't stick in the past, they now see change as unrealistic or impossible and therefore not worth pursuing.Norcross and Prochaska (2002) call these clients "underinformed." Examples might include people who have tried to give up smoking or drinking, people who have tried to leave abusive relationships, youth who have tried and failed to leave gangs, or even have failed to be successful at school.I drew on a number of resources in the preparation of this podcast, including a chapter on the stages of change and motivational interviewing by Di Clemente & Velasquez in Miller and Rollnick's second edition of their book, Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2002) [note: Miller & Rollnick published a 3rd edition of Motivational Interviewing in 2013, after this episode was recorded.If you'd like to learn more about MI-3, here's a link to the podcast episode with Mary Velasquez about the changes to the 3rd edition]; A 2002 article by Norcross and Prochaska (2002) from the Harvard Mental Health Letter called "Using the Stages of Change;" and the chapter by Prochaska and Prochaska (2009) in the second edition of the Social Workers' Desk Reference that I just mentioned.
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[Episode 53] Today's podcast is on Prochaska and Di Clemente's (1983) Stages of Change Model.