In this unit’s studies, you listened to the audio piece Therapy Sessions: Client’s Willingness to Change. Having studied the stages of change model and heard examples of the assessment, address the following:
Using an imaginary client, describe how the precontemplation stage might present regarding a significant issue and how a client might move to the contemplation stage on that issue.
Similarly, share an experience of an imaginary client being at the contemplation stage, and explain the factors that might help the client move to preparation and then to action.
Give an example of how you would assess a client’s stage of change. Be specific about the clues you would use to make this assessment.