Identifying Patients’ Willingness, Ability, and Motivation to Change

An Aid in Treatment Planning and Outcome Evaluation
  • Arthur Freeman
  • Michael Dolan


What motivates some people to change easily and others to change only with great difficulty? And still others seem incapable of change. Why people change and why they do not change is a question that therapists have asked for many years. Some patients are better able to make use of life experiences (including the therapeutic experience) and others have great difficulty in taking lessons from life circumstances and experiences.


Change Process Action Stage Stage Model Addictive Behavior Individual Psychotherapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Freeman
    • 1
  • Michael Dolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineUSA

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