Evidence-based health and well-being for entire populations.

Janice Prochaska

Janice Prochaska

Janice M. Prochaska, Ph.D.

President & Chief Executive Officer

JMProchaska@prochange.com

One of the most published authors in the field of social work, Dr. Prochaska leads a team of Pro-Change experts in health behavior and organizational change. Her research on change using the Transtheoretical Model led to a contract with Electronic Data Systems and the formation of Pro-Change in 1997.

Her collaborations include applying the Model to cutting edge issues like simultaneously reducing multiple risk behaviors and enhancing multiple domains of well-being, healthy weight management in children and adults, preventing bullying, keeping individuals out of trouble with the law, helping people be proactive about their health and health care, enhancing financial well-being, and advancing careers with populations like women scientists.

As President and CEO of Pro-Change, Dr. Prochaska is dedicated to the success not only of Pro-Change, but also each of its clients. She fosters relationships that allow for growth and change on both sides. She also places a strong emphasis on employee well-being, resulting in employees who are present, productive, and most importantly, believe in what they do.

Dr. Prochaska, who holds an adjunct faculty position at URI, earned her Master’s in Social Work from Wayne State University and her Ph.D. in Social Work Administration and Policy from Boston College. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Parks & Recreation Association and for the Star Island Corporation.

Publications

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M.(In press). Self-directed change. In Maddox & Tangney (Eds.) Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology. New York: Guilford Publications.

Araban, M., Tavafian, S.S., arandi, S.M., Hidarnia, A.R., Gohari, M.R., Prochaska, J.M., Labuie, A., & Monatazeri, A. (2013). Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering. 11:16 doi:10.1186/2052-336-11-16.

Prochaska, J.J., Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (2013). Building a science for multiple-risk behavior change. In S. Shumaker, J. Ockene, K. Riekert (Eds). The Handbook of Health Behavior Change Fourth Edition, Springer Publishing Company, LLC. New York, NY.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., & Bailey, D. (2013). Towards an integration of Stage Theories of planned organizational change. In Leonard, Lewis & Freedman (Eds.) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Psychology of Leadership, Change and Organizational Development. Malden, Ma: John Wiley & Sons.

Evers, K. E., Prochaska, J.O., Castle, P.H., Johnson, J. L., Prochaska, J.M., Harrison, P.L.,Rula, E.Y., Coberley, C., & Pope, J.E. (2012) Development of an individual well-being scores assessment. Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice, 2(2) doi:10.1186/2211-1522-2-2.

Johnson, J. L., Prochaska, J. O., Paiva, A. L., Fernandez, A.C., DeWees, S. J., and Prochaska, J. M. (in press). Advancing Bodies of Evidence for Population-based Health Promotion Programs: Randomized Controlled Trials and Case Studies. Population Health Management.

Paiva, A.L., Cummins, C.O., Gökbayrak, N.S., Johnson, J.L., Dyment, S., Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (Under review). College dropout prevention: Development of stage of change, decisional balance, and situational temptation measures.

Evers, K.E., Paiva, A.L., Johnson, J.L., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Padula, J., & Gökbayrak, N.S. (2012). Results of a transtheoretical model-based alcohol, tobacco and other drug intervention in middle schools.Addictive Behaviors, 37, 109-118. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.04.008..

Prochaska, J. M., Prochaska, J. O., Evers, K. E., & Tsuda, A. (In press). Transtheoretical-based expert systems guiding youth to have healthier, less stressful lives. In A. Tsuda, Y. Ohya, & Y. Tanno (Eds.), Clinical Stress Psychology. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press.

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Castle, P.H., Johnson, J.L., Prochaska, J.M., Rula, E.Y., Coberley, C., & Pope, J.E. (2012). Enhancing multiple domains of well-being by decreasing multiple health risk behaviors: A randomized clinical trial. Population Health Management, 276-86.

Harlow, L.L., Stamm, K.E., Santiago, M., Silver, B., Mederer, H., Bourdeaux-Bartels, G.F., Peckham, J., Wishner, K., Swift, J., & Prochaska, J.M. (2012). Work environment and satisfaction at a mid-sized Northeast U.S. university. In Gregory A. Katsas (ed.) Current Issues in Sociology: Work and Minorities (pp. 9-18). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.

Horiuchi, S., Tsuda, A., Kobayashi, H., & Prochaska, J.M. (2012). Reliability and validity of the Japanese language version of Pro-Change’s decisional balance measure for effective stress management. Japanese Psychological Research, 2, 128-136.

Horiuchi, S., Tsuda, A., Prochaska, J.M., Kobayashi, H., & Mihara, K. (2012). Relationships between stages and processes of change for effective stress management in Japanese college students. Psychology, 2.

Levesque, D.A., Ciavatta, M.M., Castle, P.H., Prochaska, J.M., & Prochaska, J.O. (2012). Evaluation of a stage-based, computer-tailored adjunct to usual care for domestic violence offenders. Psychology of Violence, 1-17.

Levesque, D.A., Van Marter, D.F., Greene, R.N., Prochaska, J.M., Castle, P.H., & Prochaska, J. O. (2011). Assessing adolescents’ readiness to use healthy relationship skills for dating violence prevention: Measure development and validation. Family and Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, 3, 319-343.

Levesque, D.A., Van Marter, D.F., Schneider, R.J., Bauer, M.R., Goldberg, D.N., Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M. (2011). Randomized trial of a Transtheoretical Model intervention for depression in primary care. American Journal of Health Promotion, 26, 77-89.

Mauriello, L., Dyment, S., Prochaska, J.M., Gagliardi, A. & Weingrad-Smith, J. (2011). Acceptability and feasibility of a multiple behavior computer tailored intervention for underserved pregnant women. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 56, 75-80.

Mauriello, L.M., Gökbayrak, N.S., Van Marter, D.F., Paiva, A.L., & Prochaska, J.M. (2011). An internet-based computer tailored intervention to promote responsible drinking: Findings from a pilot test with employed adults. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 30, 81-108.

Prochaska, J.M., Mauriello, L., Dyments, S., & Gökbayrak, S. (2011). Designing a health behavior change program for dissemination to underserved pregnant women. Public Health Nursing, 28, 548-555.

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Johnson, J.L., Castle, P.H., Prochaska, J.M., Sears, L.E., Rula, E.Y., & Pope, J.E. (2011). The Well-being Assessment for Productivity: A well-being approach to presenteeism. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53, 735-742.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2011). Recent findings related to the Transtheoretical Model. In J. Trafton & W.P. Gordon (Eds.) Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Disease, (Volume 1, pp S1-1-S1-5).

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2011). High-impact paradigms for changing behavior to enhance health, productivity and well-being. In J. Brown & D.B. Nash (Eds.) Disease Management and Wellness in the Post-Reform Era, (pp. 61-710. Washington, D.C.: Atlantic Information Services, Inc.

Horiuchi, S., Kim, E., Tsuda, A., & Prochaska, J.M. (2010). Relationship between stage of change and self-efficacy for stress management behavior in Korean university students. Japanese Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 12-19.

Horiuchi, S., Tsuda, A., Kim, E., & Prochaska, J.M. (2010). Relationships between stage of change and decisional balance for stress management behavior in Korean elementary school teachers. Japanese Journal of Stress Science, 25, 64-74.

Mauriello, L.M., Ciavatta, M.M.H., Paiva, A.L., Sherman, K.J., Castle, P.H., Johnson, J.L. & Prochaska, J.M. (2010). Results of a multi-media multiple behavior obesity prevention programs for adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 51, 451-456.

Johnson, S.S., Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Proactive Health Consumerism : An important new tool for worksite health promotion. American Journal of Health Promotion, The Art of Health Promotion, 23, 1-8.

Levesque, D.A., Driskell, M.M, & Prochaska, J.M., & Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Acceptability of a stage-matched expert system intervention for domestic violence offenders. In C.M. Murphy & R.D. Maiuro (Eds.), Motivational interviewing and stages of change in intimate partner violence (pp 43-60). New York: Springer.

Prochaska, J. O. & Prochaska, J. M. (2009). Change (stages of). In S. J. Lopez, (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (2009). Transtheoretical model guidelines for families with child abuse and neglect. In A. R. Roberts & G .J. Greene (Eds.), Second Edition Social Workers’ Desk Reference, (pp. 641-647). Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.

Johnson, S. S., Paiva, A. L., Cummins, C. O., Johnson, J. L., Dyment, S. J., Wright, J. A., Prochaska, J. O., Prochaska, J. M., & Sherman, K. (2008). Transtheoretical model-based multiple behavior intervention for weight management: effectiveness on a population basis. Preventive Medicine, 46, 238-246.

Levesque, D. A., Driskell, M. M., Prochaska, J. M., & Prochaska, J. O. (2008). Acceptability of a stage-matched expert system intervention for domestic violence offenders. Violence and Victims, 23, 432-445.

Prochaska, J. J. & Prochaska, J. M. (2008). Multiple risk behavior change: What most individuals need. In S. A. Shumaker, J. K. Ockene, & K. A. Riekert (Eds.), Handbook of health behavior change (3rd ed.) (pp. 287-305). New York: Springer Publishing.

Prochaska, J. O., Butterworth, S., Redding, C. A., Burden, V., Perrin, N., Leo, M., Flaherty-Robb, M., & Prochaska, J. M. (2008). Initial efficacy of MI, TTM Tailoring and HRI’s with multiple behaviors for employee health promotion. Preventive Medicine, 46, 226-231

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2008). High-impact paradigms for changing behaviors to enhance health, productivity and well-being. In J. Brown & D.B. Nash (Eds.), The Next Generation of Disease Management: 2009 and beyond, (pp. 35-43). Washington, DC: Atlantic Information Services, Inc.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2008). Termination at Each Stage of Change. In W.T. O’Donohue & M.A. Cucciare (Eds.) Terminating Psychotherapy: A Clinician’s Guide, (pp.147-162). New York: Rutlidge.

Xiao, J.J, Prawitz, A.D., Prochaska, J.M., O’Neill, B, Kim, J., & Garman. (2008). Strategies for Motivating Employees To Develop Positive Financial Behaviors: An Application of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change. Special publication of the Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation, pp. 1-8.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.O., Van Marter, D.F., Johnson, J.L., & Prochaska, J.M. (2007). Transtheoretical based bullying prevention effectiveness trials in middle schools and high schools. Educational Research, 49, 397-414.

Mauriello, L. M., Sherman, K. J., Driskell, M. M., & Prochaska, J. M. (2007). Using interactive behavior change technology to intervene on physical activity and nutrition with adolescents. Adolescent Medicine, 18, 383-399.

Prochaska, J.M. (2007). The Transtheoretical Model applied to the community and the workplace. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 198-200.

Prochaska, J.O., Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Van Marter, D.F. & Johnson, J.L. (2007). Efficacy and effectiveness trials: Examples from smoking cessation and bullying prevention. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 170-178.

Silver, B., Prochaska, J. M., Mederer, H., Harlow, L., & Sherman, K. (2007). Advancing Women Scientists: Exploring a theoretically-grounded climate change workshop model. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 13, 207-230.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.O., Mauriello, L.M., Padula, J.A., & Prochaska, J.M. (2006). A randomized clinical trial of a population and transtheoretical-based stress management intervention. Health Psychology, 25, 521-529.

Johnson, J.L., Evers, K.E., Paiva, A.L., Prochaska, J.O., Van Marter, D.F., Prochaska, J.M., Mauriello, L.M., Cummins, C.O., & Padula, J.A. (2006). Prevention profiles: Understanding youth who do not use substances. Addictive Behaviors, 31, 1593-1606.

Johnson, S.S., Driskell, M.M., Johnson, J.L., Dyment, S.J., Prochaska, J.M., & Bourne, L. (2006). Transtheoretical model intervention for adherence to lipid-lowering drugs. Disease Management, 9, 102-114.

Johnson, S.S., Driskell, M.M., Johnson, J.L., Prochaska, J.M., Zwick,W., & Prochaska, J.O. (2006). Efficacy of a transtheoretical model-based expert system for antihypertensive adherence. Disease Management, 9, 291-301.

Levesque, D.A., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.M., and Prochaska, J.O. (2006). Stage of change for making an informed decision about medicare health plans. Health Service Research, 41, 1372-1391.

Levesque, D.A., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Heller, A. (2006). Randomized trial of stage-based interventions for informed medicare choices. Health Care Financing Review, 27, 27-40.

Mauriello, L.M., Driskell, M.M., Sherman, K.J., Johnson, S.S., Prochaska, J.M., & Prochaska, J.O., (2006). Acceptability of a school-based intervention for the prevention of adolescent obesity. Journal of School Nursing, 22, 269-284.

Prochaska, J. M., Mauriello, L.M., Sherman, K.J., Harlow, L., Silver, B., and Trubatch, J. (2006). Assessing readiness for advancing women scientists using the transtheoretical model. Sex Roles: A Research Journal, 54, 869-880.

Prochaska, J. M., Prochaska, J. O., Evers, K. E., & Tsuda, A. (2006). A new stress management program based on the transtheoretical model using the internet. In A. Tsuda & J. O. Prochaska (Eds.), New Practice for Stress Management (pp. 58-71). Tokyo: Shibundo.

Evers, K.E., Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2005). Online health behavior and disease management programs: Are we ready for them? Are they ready for us? Journal of Medical Internet Research, 7, 1-5.

Hageman, L., Montgomery, J.E., & Prochaska, J.M. (2005). Are you emotionally ready for adoption? Family Building, Winter, 16-17.

Prochaska, J.M. (2005). The transtheoretical model. Taking Stock: A Survey on the Practice and Future of Change Management. In H. Nauheimer (Ed.), The Change Management Toolbook.Berlin, Germany.

Prochaska, J.M., Levesque, D.A., Prochaska, J.O. Skills for mastering change in the workplace (2005). In K. Prashant (Ed.) Change Management.Hyderabad, India: ICFAI Books.

Prochaska, J.M., Paiva, A.L., Padula, J.A., Prochaska, J.O., Montgomery, J.E., Hageman, L., & Begart, A.M. (2005). Assessing emotional readiness for adoption using the transtheoretical model. Children and Youth Services Review, 27, 135-152.

Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (2005). Helping patients change unhealthy behaviors. In D.S. Jones & S. Quinn (Eds.) Textbook of Functional Medicine, (pp.722-728)GigHarbor, WA.: Institute for Functional Medicine.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., & Evers, K.E. (2005). Stress management using the transtheoretical model. In K. Takenaka (Ed.), Stress Management, (pp ). Japan: Yumani.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (2005). An update on maximum impact practices from a transtheoretical approach. In Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Chronic Disease, (Vol. 1, pp. 1-16). Los Altos: Institute for Disease Management.

Cummins, C.O., Evers, K.E., Johnson, J.L., Paiva, A., Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M. (2004). Assessing stage of change and informed decision making for internet participation in health promotion and disease management. Managed Care Interface, 17, 27-32.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Cohen, F.C., Gomes, S.O., & Laforge, R.G., & Eastwood, A. (2004). The transtheoretical model of change for multi-level interventions for alcohol abuse on campus, Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 47, 34-50.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., & Johnson, S.S. (2004). Assessing readiness for treatment adherence. In W.O. Donohue & E. Levensky, (Eds.) Promoting Treatment Adherence, (pp. 35-46). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M. (2004). Assessment as intervention within the transtheoretical model. In M.E. Maruish (Ed.), The Use of Psychological Testing for Treatment Planning and Outcomes Assessment, (3rd Ed). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F., Prochaska, J.M., & Johnson, J.L.(2004). Size, consistency, and stability of stage effects for smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 207-213.

Xiao, J.J., O’Neill, B., Prochaska, J.M., Kerbel, C., Brennan, P., & Bristow, B. (2004). A consumer education programme based on the transtheoretical model of change. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 28, 55-65.

Xiao, J.J., Newman, B., Prochaska, J.M., Leon, R., & Bassett, R. (2004). Voices of debt troubled consumers: A Theory-based qualitative inquiry. Journal of Personal Finance, 3, 56-74.

Xiao, J.J., Newman, B.M., Prochaska, J.M., Leon, B., & Bassett, R.L., Johnson, J. (2004). Applying the Transtheoretical Model of Change to Consumer Debt Behavior. Financial Counseling and Planning Education, 15, 77-88.

Evers, K.E., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Cummins, C.O., & Velicer, W.F.       (2003). Strengths and weaknesses of health behavior change programs on the internet. Journal of Health Psychology, 8, 63-70.

Cummins, C.O., Prochaska, J.O., Driskell, M.M., Evers, K.E., Wright, J.A., Prochaska, J.M. & Velicer, W.F. (2003). Development of criteria to evaluate health behavior change websites. Journal of Health Psychology, 8, 55-63.

Mannock, T.J., Levesque, D.A., & Prochaska, J.M. (2002). Assessing readiness of clients with disabilities to engage in job seeking behaviors. Journal of Rehabilitation, 68, 16-28.

Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska J.O. (2002). Transtheoretical model guidelines for families with child abuse and neglect. In A.R. Roberts & G.J. Greene (Eds.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference, (pp. 379-384). Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press.

Levesque, D.A., Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J. O., Dewart, S.R., Hamby, L.S., & Weeks, W.B. (2001).Organizational stages and processes of change for continuous quality improvement in healthcare. Consulting Psychology Journal, 53, 139-153.

Prochaska, J.M., Levesque, D.A., Prochaska, J.O., Dewart, S.R., & Wing, G.R., (2001). Mastering change: A core competency for employees. Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 1, 7-15.

Prochaska, J.M., Prochaska, J.O. & Levesque, D.A. (2001). A transtheoretical approach to changing organizations. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 28, 247-261.

Sarkin, J.A., Johnson, S.S., Prochaska, J.O., & Prochaska, J.M. (2001). Applying the Transtheoretical model to regular moderate exercise in an overweight population; validation of a stages of change measure. Preventive Medicine, 33, 462-469.

Prochaska, J.M. (2000). A transtheoretical model for assessing organizational change: A study of family service agencies’ movement to time limited therapy. Families in Society, 80, 76-84.

Brogan, M.M., Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1999). Predicting termination and continuation status in psychotherapy using the transtheoretical model. Psychotherapy, 36, 105-113.

Levesque, D.A., Prochaska, J. M., & Prochaska, J. O. (1999). Stages of change and integrated service delivery. Consulting Psychology Journal, 51, 226-241.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1999). Helping cure health care systems: Changing minds and behaviour. Disease Management and Health Outcomes, 6, 335-341.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1999). Why don’t continents move? Why don’t people change? Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 9, 83-102.

Prochaska, J.M. (1994). Social entrepreneurship: A challenge for mental health managers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 21, 531-535.

Prochaska, J.M. (1993). Competition in the nonprofit world: Let’s face it. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 20, 189-191.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1993). A transtheoretical model of change for addictive behaviors in M. Gessop & M. Casas (Eds.), Psychological treatments of addictive behaviors. Barcelona, Spain: Cevron.

Prochaska, J.M. (1991). Book review: Youth suicide. Editors, P. Cimbolic and D. A. Jobes, Families in Society, 72, 442-443.

Prochaska, J.M. (1990). Book review: Evaluating family programs. Author, H.B.Weiss & F.H. Jakobs, Families in Society, 71, 81-83.

Prochaska, J.M. (1987). Middle management in human services: Moving from clinician to manager. Social Casework, 68, 567-570.

Prochaska, J.M. (1986). Publish or practice: Why not both? Social Casework, 7, 433-436.

Prochaska, J.M. & Dibari, P. (1985). Toward a totally fair fee system at a multi-service agency. Administration in Social Work, 9, 49-58.

Prochaska, J.M. & Prochaska, J.O. (1985). Children’s views on the causes and cures of sibling rivalry. Child Welfare, 4, 427-433.

Prochaska, J.M. & Arsenault, R. (1984). Intra-agency contracting: High quality comprehensive emergency service delivery at low cost., Child Welfare, 6, 433-539.

Dooley, B., Prochaska, J.M., & Klibanoff, P. (1983). What next? An educational program for parents of newborns. Social Work in Health Care, 8, 95-103.

Prochaska, J.M. (1983). Book Review: The remarried family: Challenge and promise. Author, E. Wald, Social Work, 28, 244.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1983). Teaching psychology to elementary school children. Teaching of Psychology, 10, 82-84.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1982). Dual career families: A challenge to spouses and agencies. Social Casework, 63, 118-120.

Prochaska, J.M. & Coyle, J. (1979). Choosing parenthood: A needed family life education group. Social Casework, 60, 289-295.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1979). Utuikklingen av ekteskapet lg ekleskapsterapi I det 20 arhundre. Fokus pa Familien, 7, 44-53.

Prochaska, J. M. & Fallon, B. (1979). Preparing a community for family life education. Child Welfare, 58, 665-672.

Prochaska, J. M. (1978). Private practice may benefit agencies. Social Casework, 59, 374-375.

Prochaska, J.O. & Prochaska, J.M. (1978). Marriage and treatment of marital disorders: Psychoanalytic behavioral and systems theory perspectives. T. Paolino & B. McGrady (Eds.), Twentieth century trends in marriage and marital counseling, (pp. 1-24). New York: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.

Prochaska, J. M. (1977). Confidentiality and client records. Social Casework, 58, 371-372.

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