Joel Porter

BS, MA, PsyD Registered Clinical Psychologist (Australia), Board Certifited Clinical Supervisor (Australia), Registered Clinical Psychologist (NZ –inactive) Memberships: MINT, INEBRIA

“I am committed to developing effective, evidence-based and innovative addiction treatment services. Training colleagues in Motivational Interviewing and understanding addiction are two passions of mine”.


Joel has been working in the addiction field since 1987. He has international experience working with a wide range of services in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the USA.  Over the last decade he become know for his Motivational Interviewing training workshops. Joel has provided MI workshops throughout Oceania, Southeast Asia, and in North America and Europe.  Currently, Joel is the Associate Clinical Director of Lives Lived Well in Queensland, Australia. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position at the University of Canberra – Centre for Applied Psychology and a Consultant to the UNODC.

Joel has collaborated on publishes research projects, book chapters and provided key presentations at international conferences. He is currently working with a UNODC team developing international treatment standards for substance misuse.