Pro-Change is pleased to announce that we have expanded our offering of continuing education credits for our e-Learning course titled, “Basic Transtheoretical Model Training.” In addition to having approval through the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Social Workers for 4 continuing education contact hours, we now offer continuing education to both nurses and health educators. Our TTM course is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (provider #SSP3733) for 4 CHES Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH). Our course is also approved by IAHB, an Approved Provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Utah Nurses Association (UNA), an accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (UNA = 4 CEHs. Provider Code P09-03).
The online “Basic Transtheoretical Model Training” trains clinicians and health care professionals on the basic concepts and strategies to effectively use the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM) when working with clients to change health risk behaviors. Pro-Change’s President and CEO, Janice M. Prochaska, PhD stated that “We are pleased to now offer CEs to several major disciplines and to be able to expand the reach of our course.”
“Basic Transtheoretical Model Training” incorporates activities such as role-plays, knowledge checks, and a 25-item multiple-choice certificate test to further strengthen the concepts learned. It includes additional features such as closed captioning, recorded narration, and a resource library. For more information, please visit www.prochange.com/e-Learning.
By the end of the interactive four-hour course, which can be completed in one or multiple sittings, the learner will be able to:
- Understand and describe the characteristics of people in each Stage of Change: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance, and Termination.
- Describe the four main constructs of the TTM: stage of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy, and processes of change.
- Identify which TTM principles and processes to employ at each Stage of Change (e.g., in Precontemplation to raise the Pros, in Maintenance to focus on preventing relapse).
- List and define techniques of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a way of working wth clients that complements the TTM to support behavior change.
Initial course users have said:
“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.”
“The training helped me gain a better appreciation and understanding of the model and the science behind Pro-Change’s online programs.”
“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.”
“…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.”