Discover the 5 stages of positive change

Springboard staff recently met with Dr. Carlo DiClemente, a psychologist and co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model for Behavior Change. Dr. DiClemente is a professor of psychology and director of The Habits Lab at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC).

Dr. DiClemente discussed the SBIRT model – Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment – for working with individuals struggling with substance abuse.

As co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), and through his research, DiClemente found that individuals who achieved and maintained meaningful personal change in their life such as sobriety and mental health recovery go through five stages of change.

Dr. DiClemente found that a critical piece of achieving lasting behavioral change is consistent emotional support. Springboard staff will explore ways to use Dr. DiClemente’s framework to work with clients. This workshop is another example of Springboard’s focus on professional staff development in partnership with thought leaders in the field of counseling.

5 stages to implementing positive change and how Springboard can help
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FT Burden

Chief Executive Officer

F.T. was appointed Springboard Community Services as CEO in September of 2015 following a national search that yielded more than 200 candidates. Prior to joining SCS, he served for nearly 15 years as President & CEO of AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Inc. / Empire Homes of Maryland. F.T.’s chief duties include leading fund and partnership development, cultivating the board of directors, and establishing the agency’s strategic direction and vision. A Florida native, F.T. enjoys cooking, traveling, and attending live music and dance performances.

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