Toward a Comprehensive Model of Change

  • James O. Prochaska
  • Carlo C. Diclemente
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (ABBI, volume 13)


In 1984, a group of researchers, theorists, and therapists gathered at an international conference in Scotland to contribute to the development of a more comprehensive model of change for the treatment of addictive behaviors. The conference and this book that grew out of the conference are signs of the Zeitgeist; they are part of a new attempt to integrate diverse systems of psychotherapy (Prochaska, 1984). In his classic call for a rapproachment across competing systems of therapy, Goldfried (1980) signaled that it is time to move beyond parochial approaches to treatment. It is time to move toward more comprehensive models of change.


Smoking Cessation Change Process Stimulus Control Comprehensive Model Addictive Behavior 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • James O. Prochaska
    • 1
  • Carlo C. Diclemente
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Texas Research Institute of Mental ScienceHoustonUSA

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