Health and Wellness Coaching Community of Practice - Changing to Thrive Through the Stages of Change
Drs. James and Janice Prochaska joined the Health and Wellness Community of Practice to discuss the six stages of change and the behaviors that post the highest risk to our health and well-being. Drs. Prochaska dove into the barriers in clients at each stage of change. Attendees examined the principles and best practice processes to support clients to progress through the stages of change, and explored examples of how to integrate coaching competencies and the stages of change to not only help clients to change unhealthy behaviors but also empower them to thrive across multiple domains of well-being.
ICF Global - November 2018
1.25 Resource Development
from January 01, 2018
James O. Prochaska is Director of Cancer Prevention Research Center and Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of over 400 publications, including four books, Changing to Thrive, Changing for Good, Systems of Psychotherapy, and The Transtheoretical Approach.
He is internationally recognized for his work as a developer of the stage model of behavior change. He is the principal investigator on over $80 million dollars in research grants for the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. He is the founder of Pro-Change Behavior Systems.
Dr. Prochaska has won numerous awards including the Top Five Most Cited Authors in Psychology from the American Psychology Society, an Innovator’s Award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is the first psychologist to win a Medal of Honor for Clinical Research from the American Cancer Society. Dr. Prochaska has recently been recognized as one of the top three most preeminent clinical psychologists.
Janice M. Prochaska
One of the most published authors in the field of social work, Dr. Janice M. Prochaska has led research and development teams for health behavior and organizational change programs as the CEO at Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. from 1997 – 2015.
Her collaborations include applying the Model to cutting edge issues like simultaneously reducing multiple risk behaviors and enhancing multiple domains of well-being, healthy weight management in children and adults, preventing bullying, keeping individuals out of trouble with the law, and advancing careers with populations like women scientists.
Dr. Prochaska, who holds an adjunct position at URI, earned her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University and her Ph.D. in Social Work Administration and Policy from Boston College. In 2013, she was recognized with an Achievement Award by the Providence Business News as one of the Outstanding Leaders in New England.