THE TRANSTHEORETICAL MODEL OF CHANGE: PROCHASKA AND DICLEMENTE
Probably the most obvious and direct implication of our research is the need to assess the stage of the client’s readiness for change and to tailor interventions accordingly.
(Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross, 1992, p. 1110)
Researchers James Prochaska, Carlo DiClemente, and John Norcross conducted a study over several years to examine the process of change in human behavior (1992). They arrived at six stages involved in the change process:
1. Precontemplation. This is the stage at which the individual is not aware that change needs to happen or that he desires change.
2. Contemplation. The individual is aware that a problem exists and is seriously thinking about overcoming ...