Stages of Change for Addictions
by John C. Norcross
See John C. Norcross utilize the Stages of Change model in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction.

Part of the 7-video series: Brief Therapy for Addictions
Years of research by Dr. Norcross and his colleagues have helped to identify the stages people go through in addressing and confronting addictions. In a psychotherapy based on this model, strategies and relationship stances are matched to the individual client's stage. See Dr. Norcross demonstrate the Stages of Change model in this video as he works with an African-American client who is in early recovery from cocaine addiction and contemplating changing his use of alcohol. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Norcross, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

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From watching this video you will learn how to:

• Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Stages of Change model and its relevance in addictions counseling today.
• Gain insight into Norcross' therapy style, and how he promotes change by addressing the client's stage of addiction.
• Learn how to apply the Stages of Change model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges.

Length of video: 1:45:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-078-3

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-078-1

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-079-1

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-079-8

John C. Norcross, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized authority on behavior change. He is author of more than 150 scholarly publications and has co-written and edited 15 books.

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CE credits: 2

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Stages of Change model and its relevance in addictions counseling and psychotherapy today.
  • Describe Norcross’s therapy style, and how he promotes change by addressing the client’s stage of addiction.
  • Apply the Stages of Change model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions and other life challenges.
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