Overview of the Transtheoretical Model & Stages and Process of Change: Recovery from Substance Use & Mental Illness
This seminar will explore several current challenges to supporting and promoting recovery-oriented change with individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders, and how these challenges for change are similar and different when working with mental health and substance-using clients. This involves better understanding important tasks of the stages and process of change as well as developing an understanding of disorders beyond DSM-5 symptoms, and how to adapt treatment to the stages and process of change. The course will also emphasize the client contribution to recovery; the difference between change-generating, behavior specific mechanisms described by the Transtheoretical Model, and change-regulating self-control mechanisms. The training will explore how prevention and treatment are connected to the initiation and maintenance of behavior change and how relapse and recycling is often an integral part of successful change.
Carlo DiClemente, PhD, is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology and director of several training centers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He co-developed the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, and has authored more than 150 scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. In 2018, he published the second edition, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover. He has co-authored several other books and mentored a multitude of masters and doctoral students.