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Stages of Change Counseling

2017-07-01T15:37:19+00:00

As a Philadelphia area Counselor, I often use the concepts and suggestions related to The Stages of Change Model. This is recognized as a well-researched theory of change developed by James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente from the University of Rhode Island. According to this change theory, there are six stages of change encompassing [...]

Stages of Change Counseling 2017-07-01T15:37:19+00:00

Couples Counseling: Chore Wars

2017-06-01T13:30:23+00:00

Many times one member of a couple gets upset and irritated that her spouse or partner leaves dishes in the sink, socks on the rug, toys laying around, you name it. Frequently the interpretation is that “he” just doesn’t care. Based on over two decades conducting marriage and couples counseling and my own [...]

Couples Counseling: Chore Wars 2017-06-01T13:30:23+00:00

Counseling Readiness 2/2

2017-07-04T13:19:24+00:00

A little more on what to do during the stages of change process... Pre-Contemplation This is a good time to gather data. You can educate yourself about the identified problem It may be true that other people or circumstances are fostering the problem but it works best if you can begin to assume [...]

Counseling Readiness 2/2 2017-07-04T13:19:24+00:00

Conferencing in Second Life: A Newbie’s POV

2017-07-08T12:06:42+00:00

I’m in my counseling office in Chestnut Hill pondering how to get more of those pesky continuing education credits that all licensed and certified counselors must obtain within their credentialing cycle. An intriguing announcement on a professional message board for therapists catches my eye. It details a free 3 day Virtual Conference on [...]

Conferencing in Second Life: A Newbie’s POV 2017-07-08T12:06:42+00:00