Colin is a Registered Psychologist, accredited Psychotherapist and Associate Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Positions have involved blending clinical practice with academic investigation; training and implementation, resulting in a passion for evidence-based practice, coordinated care processes and multidisciplinary treatment procedures. Historical appointments have included leading treatment facilities both in the UK and Ireland over the last 17 years. Appointments also included Course Director of University of Wales’ BA (hons) in Addiction Counselling and Senior Lecturer on BA (hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Clinical Director of Forest healthcare residential treatment centre and currently as clinical lead for the HSE Mid West-Drug and Alcohol service. A particular focus has been on Motivational interviewing (member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and currently the MINT Training New Trainers Coordinator.