#4A – Self and Client Assessment

When working with clients, it is important to determine their readiness for change and identify appropriate motivational strategies they can use to increase or maintain their physical activity. For this Assignment, you will complete a self-assessment as well as an assessment of your client, Sally.

Review the stages of change levels according to the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioral Change


Part 1: Self-Assessment

Current stage of change is contemplation in regards to exercise based upon the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. When it comes to exercise, do you consider yourself motivated? Slightly motivated. If not currently exercising, are you motivated to increase your activity level? Yes.

What are your current barriers to exercise/physical activity (include real and perceived barriers). Based on your current stage of change (contemplation), what are three motivational strategies you can use to either increase your physical activity or maintain your current active lifestyle?

Part 2: Client Assessment

To begin, review the biography and additional information of your client, Sally, for additional information about her readiness for change.

Identify Sally’s current stage of change (pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance). Be sure to discuss how you reached this conclusion. Does the client have high or low motivation to make a change in her physical activity/lifestyle? Explain how you reached this conclusion; provide specific examples from the client’s biography and audio clip.

What are Sally’s current barriers to exercise/physical activity (include real and perceived barriers). Based on Sally’s current stage of change, what are three motivational strategies she can use to increase her physical activity and/or move to a more active stage?


  • U.S. references within 5-7 years
  • Minimum 2–3 pages.
  • APA format