Faculty Profile: Gary Rose, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology

Gary Rose
Gary Rose, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Adjunct Professor of Community Health
Bio Med Community Health
Work: 978-250-8400
I study the process of practitioner - patient communication, with particular focus on the negotiation of health behavior change regarding chronic diseases such as HIV, diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and addictive disorders. The goal of this research is to develop training methods which will increase the effectiveness of health care practitioner's conversations with patients regarding treatment adherence and positive lifestyle change.


Trained as a clinical health psychologist, Dr. Rose is actively engaged in research and training in motivational interviewing and health behavior change counseling. He has maintained a clinical practice in child and adolescent psychology in greater Boston since 1982. For fun, Dr. Rose is a national instructor for the Porsche Club of America, training individuals in high performance and competitive auto sports.


Core Faculty, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Board Member Emeritus, Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers

Teaching Experience

I am a member of the core faculty at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology where I teach the following courses:
Motivational Interviewing
Addictive Disorders: Theory and Treatment
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Social Psychology
History and Systems of Psychology

My research interests include:
Motivational Interviewing
Health Communication
Psychotherapy Process

Selected Publications

  • Rose, G.S. & Walters, S.T. (2012). Theoretical perspectives on motivation and addiction. In Walters, S.T. & Rotgers, F.R. Treating substance abuse, 3rd edition. NY: Guilford Press. (2012)
  • Miller, W.R., & Rose, G.S. (2009). Toward a theory of motivational interviewing. American Psychologist, 64, 527-537. (2009)