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Marilyn A. Herie

Assistant Professor (Status Only)
Ph.D., University of Toronto; M.S.W., University of Toronto; B.A., Queen’s University


Dr. Marilyn Herie is the Vice President Academic and Chief Learning Officer at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada, and Assistant Professor (Status Only), University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where she has taught an online, graduate course on addictions treatment for over 15 years. Her past roles include Dean of Learning, Teaching and Scholarship and Academic Chair, Department of Community Services, at Centennial College, Director of the of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto, and Director of a ground-breaking Faculty of Medicine-accredited interprofessional certificate program in tobacco dependence treatment and health behaviour change at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has over 15 years of clinical practice and supervision in addictions/concurrent disorders treatment with individuals and groups. Dr. Herie has published widely on evidence-based practice approaches, including Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as knowledge translation and dissemination research.

Her areas of interest include motivational interviewing and health behaviour change, e-learning and classroom teaching, interprofessional education research and evaluation, and social media. She blogs about education and teaching-related topics  at


Clinical and Teaching Videos

Invited Lecture: Alcohol: The Delightful Poison? Mini-Med School, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (2012)

Invited Keynote Address: Five Essential Strategies in Motivating Clients to Change. 2nd Annual CAMH Addictions Program Clinical Day, Toronto, ON. (2011)

Selected Motivational Interviewing clinical vignettes:

      How NOT to do Motivational Interviewing

      A conversation with ‘Sal’ about managing his asthma

      Agenda-setting with Sal

Meet the Group

Are you a Smoker?

An Insensitive Comment


Recent Papers in Refereed Journals

Herie, M. (2013). Andragogy 2.0? Teaching and Learning in the Global Classroom: Heutagogy and Paragogy. Global Citizen Digest, 2(2): 8-14.

Herie, M., Barker, M., Czyzewski, K., Cohen, S., Choy, C., Madeley, C., Dragonetti, R., Hall, A. and Selby, P. (2013). Motivational Interviewing in respiratory health care: A knowledge translation initiative. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy, 48(4), 6-13.

Herie, M., Connolly, H., Voci, S., Dragonetti, R. and Selby, P. (2012). Changing practitioner behaviour and building capacity in tobacco cessation treatment: The TEACH Project. Patient Education and Counselling. 86: 49-56.

Recent Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Herie, M. and Skinner, W. (2013). Motivational Interviewing, in Herie M. and Skinner, W. (Eds). Alcohol and Drug Problems, Fourth Edition. Toronto: CAMH.

Herie, M. and Watkin-Merek, L. (2013). Relapse Prevention, in Herie M. and Skinner, W. (Eds). Alcohol and Drug Problems, Fourth Edition. Toronto: CAMH.

Selby, P., Barker, M. and Herie, M. (2013). Treating Tobacco Dependence, in Herie M. and Skinner, W. (Eds). Alcohol and Drug Problems, Fourth Edition. Toronto: CAMH.

Cohen, S., Dragonetti, R., Herie, M. and Barker, M. (2012). Psychosocial interventions for tobacco reduction and cessation, in Els, C., Kunyk, D. and Selby, P. (Eds). Disease Interrupted: Tobacco Reduction and Cessation. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2012

Herie, M., Dragonetti, R. & Selby, P. (2012). Assessment and Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Tobacco Problems in Primary Health Care, in Khenti, A., Sapag, J.C., Mohamoud, S., & Ravindran, A. (Eds.) Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Primary Care. Toronto: CAMH.

Connolly, H., D’Hondt, J., Herie, M. and Selby P. (2011). Adapting and developing educational best practices and curricula for Aboriginal tobacco cessation interventions, in White, J.P., Peters, J., Dinsdale, P. and Beavon D. Aboriginal Policy Research: Health and Well-Being, Volume IX. Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing.

Selected Books

Herie M. and Skinner, W., (Eds) (2013). Alcohol and Drug Problems: A Guide for Counsellors (Fourth Edition). Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Herie, M. and Skinner, W. (2010). Substance Abuse in Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Herie, M., Godden, T, Shenfeld, J. & Kelly, C. (2009). Addiction: A Guide for People with Addiction and Their Families. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Bindseil, K., Bogo, M., Godden, T., Herie, M., Ingber, E., King, R., Kitchen, K., Paterson, J., Reyes, M., Rolin-Gilman, C., Ryan, K., Srivastera, R. and Tufford, L. (2008). Clinical Supervision Handbook: A Guide for Clinical Supervisors for Addiction and Mental Health. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Herie, M. & Watkin-Merek, L. (2006). Structured Relapse Prevention: An Outpatient Counselling Approach, Second Edition. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.