Perhaps the most exciting subspecialty in clinical psychology, the field of health behavior change encompasses acute and chronic disorders that have a substantial lifestyle component. Included here are: Diet & exercise, weight control, diabetes and pre-diabetes, hypertension, cardiac and pulmonary disease, tobacco use, alcohol use, cannabis use, and the misuse of prescription and nonprescription intoxicants.

Grounding his approach in MI/CBT, Dr. Rose is an expert in the application of brief decision-making strategies to health behavior change, integrating shared decision-making with evidence based behavioral self-control interventions. Dr. Rose works collaboratively with patients, addressing both the issue of initiation of change and the often-daunting challenges associated with the maintenance of positive health behavior over time.