Wayne Skinner

Title(s): 
MSW
Status: 
Adjunct Senior Lecturer (status only)
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Biography: 

Wayne is Deputy Clinical Director in the Addictions Program and heads the leadership of the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Since 1998, Wayne has played a lead role in concurrent disorders at CAMH, and has worked on provincial and national initiatives related to addiction policy, collaboration and practice standards. Prior to CAMH, he worked at the Addiction Research Foundation as a clinician, program director, consultant, research investigator and educator.

He is currently involved in research on supporting families affected by concurrent disorders, communities of practice, and recovery processes through mutual aid fellowship and peer support. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an active MI trainer.

He edited “Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide for Counsellors” (CAMH, 2005). In 2007, with Caroline O’Grady, he co-authored “A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders.” With Marilyn Herie, he co-authored “Substance Abuse in Canada” (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is Associate Editor (Canada) for the journal “Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis”. Wayne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.