Joel has a significant history in motivational interviewing work which will add greatly to our work at HMA.
Joel has 23 years of clinical and consulting experience in areas of mental health and addictions. For the past five years, Joel has been providing motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, professional ethics and basic counselling skills training events throughout New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia to a wide range of professionals from corrections to behavioural health. Joel is a Registered Psychologist and member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.
He has worked on collaborative training projects with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Matua Raki - New Zealand's National Addiction Workforce Development, Department of Disability, Ageing & Home Care - New South Wales and many other government and non-government organisations.
Joel is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the National Addiction Centre located within the University of Otago's Christchurch School of Medicine. He also provides clinical supervision, organisational consultation and individual, couples, and group psychotherapy services