Prochaskia's six stage model: six stages of behavioral change

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  • Prochaskia's six stage model: six stages of behavioral change
    • 1) Per -contemplation
      • Either about denial as the are not thinking about changing their behavior addicted-related, is defined at 6 months
      • Or demotivate, the client may have tried to stop their addiction but failed
    • 2) Contemplation
      • Client will become increasingly aware of the costs and benefits, and are thinking about making a change.
      • However, may remain in this stage for years
    • 3) Preparation
      • The client now believes the costs are greater than the benefits, so they try to change their addictive -related behaviors
      • Will research about stopping behavior e.g. make a GP appointment
    • 4) Action
      • Short stage, effective intervention focused on developing coping skills
    • 5) Maintenance
      • relapse will occur, person has maintained some change of behavior for more than 6 months
      • Helps client apply coping skills
    • 6) Termination
      • acquired behavior such are automatic, person no longer returns to addictive-related behavior to cope with anxiety, strew and loneliness
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