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Gary Rose, PhD 

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Faculty

Since 1982, Gary Rose has maintained a clinical practice in child/adolescent and addictions psychology in Chelmsford, MA.  For the last 15 years, Dr. Rose has been practicing, teaching, and conducting research on motivational interviewing and related approaches to health behavior change.  Dr. Rose has been a member of the steering committee of MINT, the international organization of MI trainers, and continues as an advisor to that committee.  He lectures widely on motivational enhancement and behavior change, both in the US and overseas. Dr. Rose has served as a co-investigator, consultant, and trainer on a variety of randomized clinical trials studying the application of motivational interviewing to health care, addictions, and psychosocial rehabilitation.  He has held teaching and research appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts School of Medicine, and the VA Medical Centers.

Dr. Rose’s current areas of study include brief interventions for addictions, health behavior change counseling, chronic disease management, tobacco cessation, and processes of interpersonal influence in psychotherapy.    

At William James College, Dr. Rose teaches courses on history and systems of psychology, social psychology, addictive disorders and motivational interviewing.


Gary Rose, Core Faculty Member in the Clinical Psychology program, recently published the following:

Rose, G.S. & Walters, S.T. (in press).  Theoretical perspectives on motivation and addiction.  In Walters, S.T. & Rotgers, F.R. Treating substance abuse, 3rd edition.   NY: Guilford Press.

Drebing, C.E., Drake, R., Mueller, L., Van Ormer, E.A., Duffy, P., LePage, J., Rosenheck, R., Rose, G.S., King, K. Desai, N., and Penk, W. (2011). Help-seeking and entry into vocational services by adults enrolled in New Hampshire state mental health services: A pathways-to-care study.  American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14, 181-193.        

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