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Wayne Skinner

Position      Deputy Clinical Director
Phone        416-535-8501 Ext. 6387
Email         wayne.skinner@camh.ca
Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW, is Deputy Clinical Director, Addictions Programs, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he leads strategic priorities in problem gambling, concurrent disorders capacity-building and aboriginal addictions and mental health.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. He also directs the Addiction Studies Program in Continuing Education at the U of Ts St Michaels College and teaches in the School of Social Work at York University.  He worked at the Addiction Research Foundation for over twenty years as a clinician, program director, consultant, research collaborator and educator.  Since 1996 he has played lead role in concurrent disorders, directing the development of the Concurrent Disorders Service at CAMH. Wayne oversees problem gambling programming at CAMH.  He is involved in research on supporting families affected by concurrent disorders, along with collaborations on treating anger and addiction, telecounselling for problem gamblers, and recovery processes through mutual aid fellowship and peer support.  He has edited a book, Treating Concurrent Disorders: A Guide For Counsellors, which was published in 2005.  A manual, Concurrent Disorders: A Resource for Families, co-authored with Caroline OGrady, will be published later this year.  He has written a number of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on addictions and mental health.

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