Chapter title: Twelve-Step Recovery and Counselling

Author: Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Canada

Author Biography:

Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW is a graduate of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. He is active as a clinical consultant, trainer and educator. At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), he served as Clinical Director of the Concurrent Disorders Program and, until he retired in 2016, headed the Leadership Team of Program Gambling Institute of Ontario and was Deputy Clinical Director in the Ambulatory Care & Structured Treatment Program. Wayne worked at the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario between 1976 and 1998, as a clinician, program director, consultant, research investigator and educator. He has held appointments as 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.

Wayne edited the book Treating Concurrent Disorders: a guide for counsellors (CAMH, 2005), and co-edited Fundamentals of Addiction: a practical guide for counsellors (CAMH, 2014). With Marilyn Herie, he authored Substance Abuse in Canada (Oxford University Press, 2010), and with Caroline O’Grady, A Family Guide to Concurrent Disorders (CAMH, 2007). Wayne and Carolynne Cooper authored Motivational Interviewing for Concurrent Disorders (Norton, 2013). He co-chaired the expert panel that produced RNAO’s best practices document, Engaging People Who Use Substances, in 2015. Between 2008 and 2014, he was an associate editor for the journal Mental Health and Substance Use, published by Routledge in the UK. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Gambling Issues. He contributes regularly in peer-review journals as an author and a reviewer.