Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. offers an e-Learning course entitled “Basic Transtheoretical Model Training” that provides coaches and other health professionals with the basic concepts and strategies needed to effectively use the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM, or the “Stages of Change”) when working with clients to change health behaviors. Professionals may receive continuing education credit for completing this course.
The course incorporates activities such as role-plays, knowledge checks, and a 25-item multiple choice certificate test to further enforce the concepts learned. By the end of this interactive four-hour course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand and describe the characteristics of people in each Stage of Change.
- Describe the four main constructs of the TTM.
- Know which TTM principles and processes to employ at each Stage of Change.
- List and define techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a way of working with clients that complements the TTM to support behavior change.
What health coaching professionals have said about the training:
“My experience with e-Learning training left me with a thorough understanding of the stages of behavior change as they are applied in assisting members/participants in changing lifestyle behaviors. There were excellent examples of how to incorporate strategies and kind encouragement in meeting a participant member where they currently are in their journey of making changes toward a healthier way of living.” (Coach)
“My first gut reaction is it is great, easy to follow, very organized, very professional and loaded with information. It is great to review in such a well thought out format.” (Health Professional).
“…the virtual teacher was great—not too robotic, which some can be. And I thought the way the role-playing was handled was also great—you visually got the idea, without needing a video. The course explained many things about the TTM that were nebulous to me before.” (Researcher).
Pro-Change’s President and CEO, Janice M. Prochaska, stated that “We at Pro-Change are seeing this e-Learning course as an efficient way to help coaches and counselors really get a strong grasp on using the Transteheoretical Model in their work.”