All Books Published by

James O. Prochaska, Janice M. Prochaska

Changing to Thrive

Changing to Thrive is a sequel to Changing for Good, a classic that has sold over 175,000 copies. 
Changing to Thrive represents the next generation in staging: a revolution in guiding people through the six stages of change now for the most risky health habits–smoking, alcohol misuse, inadequate exercise, unhealthy diets, and mismanaged stress.
Our recent breakthroughs demonstrate how to remove bad habits and how to enhance positive domains of well-being. Our discoveries describe how synergistic strategies can simultaneously reduce multiple bad habits and increase multiple domains of well-being: physical, emotional, social, financial, and purposeful domains.
Readers with no understanding of the stages of change can easily understand and relate to the book. Advanced readers of the stages of change can feel validated and reminded and learn several new things.

Changing for Good

A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery?

To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works.

Systems of Psychotherapy

A Transtheoretical Analysis (PSY 641 Introduction to Psychotherapy)

Systematic and balanced, this comprehensive text uses a wealth of clinical case illustrations to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, systemic, multicultural, and integrative. The Seventh Edition thoroughly analyzes 15 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly surveys another 30, thus providing a broader scope than is available in most textbooks.

The Transtheoretical Approach

Crossing traditional boundaries of therapy

Covering the process of change, this book shows that there are three dimensions: temporal aspects of the process, the principles of change in mechanisms, and levels of change indicating problems addressed. This is applied to problems such as psychic distress, marital problems and addictions.