Conceptualizing Change: The Transtheoretical Model

By Philip Mongan

Developed in collaboration with social worker Philip Mongan, this course introduces participants to the evidence-based transtheoretical model, which assists those in helping professions to better understanding how change occurs. This equips social workers with the knowledge and skillets they need to work effectively with clients to effect meaningful change within their lives. 
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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Better understand the history and efficacy of the transtheoretical model
  • Employ the stages of change to determine a client’s current stage of change
  • Define the various processes of change and determine which need to be completed to move to the next stage of change
  • Evaluate the markers of change, including which are more relevant depending on current stage of change
  • Assess the context of change
  • Utilize all parts of the transtheoretical model to assess a client using a case study


You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Philip Mongan, Ph.D., LCSW is an associate professor of social work and the graduate coordinator of the Master of Social Work Program at Radford University. He holds a Ph.D. in social work from the University of Kentucky, an M.S.W. from the University of Georgia, and a B.S.W. from Bemidji State University. Dr. Mongan is the author of Creating Change in Social Work Practice: Four Essential Tools and Rampage School Shootings: Why They Occur and How to Prevent Them.