In collaboration with the West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health, the WVU School of Public Health will host Dr. Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change for a Grand Rounds on Monday, August 7, from 7-8:30 p.m. ET, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium (HSN-1175) in the WVU Health Sciences Center. A livestream will also be available via Zoom. All WVU students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.
This presentation, titled "Understanding the Journey: Stages, Mechanisms, and Moderators of Health Behavior Change," will provide insight into how people change using the stages of change to understand initiation, modification, and cessation of health risk and protective behaviors. The tasks of each stage can provide a way to understand the journey into and out of these behaviors and offer a template for how providers can tailor interventions to tasks of the stages and engage the mechanisms or processes of change to support the journey.
Prevention attempts to interfere with the initiation process of risk behaviors and promotion of health protective behaviors. Recovery attempts to free oneself from destructive health behaviors and involves finding the motivation, decision-making, commitment, effective planning and implementation to overcome well maintained neurobiological and behavioral conditions.
Additional sponsors of this event include Coplin Health System and West Virginia Hope in Action Alliance.
About Carlo DiClemente, PhD
Dr. Carlo DiClemente is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and author of numerous scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors.
In 2018, he published the second edition of "Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover." He has co-authored several professional books, "The Transtheoretical Model," "Substance Abuse Treatment and the Stages of Change (second edition)", and "Group Treatment for Substance Abuse: A Stages of Change Therapy Manual (Second Edition)" and a self-help book, "Changing for Good."