Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of Transtheoretical Model of Behavior presented to social work students and others at symposium

09-12-2014

The Indiana University Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Medicine have announced that Carlo DiClemente, co-creator of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change will be at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Sept.12 to address field supervisors in social work, nurse preceptors, and faculty preceptors from medicine as part of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) training grant. Dr. DiClemente’s model is one of the most recognized and practiced models for health behavior change across the globe. Funding to support this activity has been provided by SAMSHA to the Indiana University Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Medicine.

Professor Carlo DiClementeDiClemente is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  He is also the author of numerous scientific articles, books, and book chapters on motivation and behavior change. DiClemente will speak on the importance for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and how the five Stages of Change combined with Motivational Interviewing can be applied across the continuum of care for substance use problems.

The training grant program, Advancing Multidisciplinary Education for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment,” is a consortium of Indiana University’s Schools of Social Work, Nursing, and Medicine.  The purpose of the project is to integrate the training program into Indiana’s healthcare and allied health care education systems in order to improve the health of the large number of adolescents and adults at risk for one or more substance use disorders.  Field supervisors in social work, nurse preceptors, and faculty preceptors in medicine guide students in their placements after training and are critical to the integration of SBIRT into practice.

Joan Carlson from the School of Social Work is the principal investigator for the training grant Advancing Multidisciplinary Education for Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment, and Angela McNelis from the School of Nursing is the co-principal investigator.  Kathy Lay from Social Work also serves as one of the co-investigators along with Drs. Rhonda Schwindt from Nursing and David Crabb, from Medicine.

The symposium will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 101 in Lecture Hall.

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