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Dr. Marilyn Herie PhD RSW


Dr. Marilyn Herie is the Associate Vice President, Learning Innovation, Teaching Excellence and Academic Quality at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada; with a cross-appointment as Assistant Professor (Status Only), University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Her past roles include Dean, Learning, Teaching and Scholarship, and Department Chair in the School of Community and Health Studies at Centennial College, Director of the TEACH Project at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), as well as Director of the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at the University of Toronto.

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. 

Dr. Herie is a dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator of professional training courses and workshops throughout Canada and internationally. Among numerous other publications, she is Executive Editor of the 2013 textbook Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors, first author of the Oxford University Press book Substance Abuse in Canada and the clinical treatment manual Structured Relapse Prevention (SRP): An Outpatient Counselling Approach.






Selected Publications and Resources/Videos

Motivational Interviewing Tipsheet

Fundamentals of Addiction: A Practical Guide for Counsellors, Fourth Edition | formerly published as Alcohol and Drug Problems (CAMH), Herie and Skinner (Eds), Forward by Dr. Gabor Maté.

Andragogy 2.0? Introducing emerging frameworks for teaching and learning in the global classroom: Heutagogy and Paragogy

Motivational Interviewing Knowledge Translation and Capacity-building in the Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy

Click here to view a clinical demonstration of Motivational Interviewing

Click here for University of Toronto, Mini Med School talk “Alcohol: A delightful poison?”

Click here to view Invited Keynote Address: “Five Essential Strategies in Motivating Clients to Change” 2nd Annual CAMH Addictions Program Clinical Day, Toronto, ON

Click here to view video examples of clinical group facilitation





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  1. great site marilyn! so helpful…..will be a regular visitor!

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