The Stages of Change Model

This empathy, warmth, and genuineness lay the foundation for any productive, therapeutic interaction. Many therapies rely on these aspects of the relationship to help support growth. Motivational interviewing combines these qualities with the stages of change model to help inspire a shift away from problem drug use. The stages of change model describes particular steps that individuals appear to take any time they alter a problem behavior Prochaska amp DiClemente, 1983 . Researchers identified...