T. Michael Vallis, Ph.D., R. Psych.
Dr. Vallis is a registered health psychologist practicing at the Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, and cross-appointed to Dalhousie University as Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Adjunct Professor in Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, London and his main area of expertise is in adult health psychology, with a clinical emphasis on diabetes, gastroenterology, cardiovascular risk and obesity. He has developed the CDHA Behaviour Change Institute, a training program for lifestyle counselling skills for physicians, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare providers. He regularly supervises clinical and academic students at Dalhousie and is active in research on motivation, behavioural change and adaptation to chronic disease.
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