Beatrice Traub-Werner, MSW, RSW, Dean of the Faculty of Continuing EducationBeatrice Traub Werner
Beatrice has spent over 25 years in the field of social work as a clinician, administrator and educator as the Director of Admissions at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. A visionary and entrepreneur, Beatrice founded TAPE Educational Services in affiliation with the Continuing Education Division at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto. Through TAPE, she developed continuing education programs and certificates for healthcare and human services workers, teaching both in-house and at agencies or organizations.  Beatrice has served on and chaired a number of boards of directors and in September 2017 ended her 10-year service as a member of the Council of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, of which three were as its President.

Kim Daniel, PhD, CBT Program InstructorKim Daniel

Dr. Daniel received her PhD from McGill University, and she completed her predoctoral internship at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto, working with individuals with differing developmental disabilities. She completed a postdoctoral clinical fellowship at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, working in the Paediatric Clinical/Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Division with both in-patients and out-patients. At CBT Associates, she providesCBT for children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with grief and loss, health issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, stress, bullying, relationship issues and other difficulties. Dr. Daniel continues to work in the hospital (HSC), community centre (SPC) and provides consultation work for differing schools within Ontario.

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Natasha Browne, PsyD, CPsych, CBT Program ManagerNatasha Browne

I am a registered psychologist and my qualifications include a Psy.D in Clinical Psychology. I am a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario,  which regulates the provision of psychological services and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association, which is a voluntary organization, committed to the advancement of the practice and science of psychology.

I have worked with clients in diverse settings including community health centres, general hospitals, social service agencies, community colleges and private practice. In my clinical practice, I provide assessment and individual psychotherapy services to clients from diverse ethno-racial backgrounds, gender and socio-economic backgrounds

Lyndsey Davies MSW, RSW, DBT Program InstructorLyndsey Davies

Lyndsey Davies has been working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since 1999 in the areas of both addictions and mental health and has provided numerous trainings and workshops in the areas of substance use and mental health issues. Lyndsey is a Therapist in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and an Adjunct Lecturer in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.  She also has a private practice working with individuals with BPD. At CAMH, she is both an individual therapist and skills group facilitator, utilizing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, in a comprehensive DBT program and a 20 week skills group. In addition, she offers supervision to other staff members and students.


Rachael Frankford, MSW,  RSW, MAST Program InstructorRachel Frankford

Rachael is a therapist and teacher of yoga and mindfulness meditation with 15 years of experience in the fields of health care and mental health.  She received her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 2000 and then completed additional training in evidence-based psychotherapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, narrative therapy and emotionally-focused therapy.  She is currently completing Level 2 of her Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training.  As a student of Zen and yoga practice, Rachael’s work blends evidence-based psychotherapies informed by neuroscience research with insights from the wisdom-based traditions of yoga and mindfulness.   Rachael works with individuals, couples and families. Through her somatic training, she brings a body-oriented approach to helping people regulate emotion and move towards integration and wellness in their lives.

Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW, CBT Program InstructorWayne Skinner

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. From its founding in 1998 until 2016, Wayne played a leadership role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), heading its first Concurrent Disorders Program, and more recently leading the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario and serving as Deputy Clinical Director of the Addictions and the Ambulatory Care and Structured Treatment Programs. He has participated in provincial and national initiatives related to addiction and mental health policy, collaboration and practice standards. Prior to CAMH, he worked at the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF) as a clinician, clinical supervisor, program director, consultant, research investigator and educator.

His research activities have focused on supporting families affected by concurrent disorders, communities of practice, recovery processes through mutual aid fellowship and peer support, and marginalized populations with complex needs. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and an active MI trainer.  He has given presentations and workshops on a wide range of topics related to addictions, mental health and concurrent disorders, nationally and internationally.

Wayne 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 authored, with Carolyn Cooper, Motivational Interviewing for Concurrent Disorders (Norton & Co, 2013). In 2014, CAMH published Fundamentals of Addiction: a practical guide for counsellors, edited by Marilyn Herie and Wayne.  He co-chaired the expert panel that produced Engaging Clients Who Use Substances, clinical best practices guidelines published by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario in 2015.

Wayne served as Associate Editor (Canada) for the journal Mental Health and Substance Use: Dual Diagnosis. He is a founding editorial board member of the Journal of Gambling Issues (JGI) and a member of the Board of Directors of Gambling Research Exchange of Ontario (GREO).



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