"Your Guide to the Stages of Change" is a practical clinical tool developed using Transtheoretical Model theory and research. This 11x17" laminated guide is color one side and B/W on the other. The B/W side can be photocopied onto double-sided 8.5x11" regular paper. One copy can be inserted in a client's file as a record of steps taken towards a behavior change. A copy can be provided to the client. The graphic is a map toward change. The text portion is where the journey is personalized. That is, each stage of change section shows the types of activities in which clients may need to engage to move to the next stage. When they are completed, they can be checked off. Activities completed at each stage become "building blocks" for change. The Guide has been used successfully by individuals for self-change and by clinicians for individual and group counseling.
Grant Corbett is currently working on a book, "The Principles of Change". The Principles need to be in place in interventions to successfully move people through the stages.
About the Author:
Grant Corbett is Principal of Behavior Change Solutions (BCS), Inc. BCS provides pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy chains and health-care organizations (in Canada, the U.S. and Europe) with best evidence to motivate patient adherence to medication and lifestyle behavior change.
Clients have included Abbott Laboratories, Aetna, Alcon Laboratories, Astra Zeneca, Bayer Schering AG, Biogen-Idec, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck Frosst Canada, Merck Sharp Dohme Europe, Novartis Consumer Health, and others. BCS’ Adherence Marketing™ technology applies recent research and proprietary
Principles of Change™ to achieve brand adherence objectives. For this work, Grant was recognized by PharmaVoice magazine as one of the "top 100 innovative thinkers in the Life Sciences Industry“. Grant is currently working on a book detailing the application of the four Principles in healthcare.
Grant was Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, before forming BCS in 2000.