Read Chapter 8, “Conceptualizing Client Issues and Setting Change Goals,” pages 151172 in the Cormier text, Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers. After reading Chapter 8 in the Cormier text, complete Application Exercise 8.5, “Stages of Change,” on page 169. Respond to the questions and describe your application experiences. Post your answers to this discussion. Review the stages of change model presented in this chapter. Select two or three current issues in your own life. Apply the stages of change model to each of these issues. What do you notice about the stages of change with respect to these two or three issues? What conclusions can you draw from this activity?