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March 2014

MPS Spring Institute (May 27 2014)

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On behalf of MPS, I am excited to announce our 2014 Spring Institute featuring Dr. Lance McCracken. The full-day Institute, sponsored in part by the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance, will be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Delta Winnipeg.

Please click on the link below for further information and to register for the Institute.

Warm Regards,

Dr. Lesley Ritchie
Director of Continuing Education

Full Agenda and Registration
AGM 2014

Annual General Conference (March 24)

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Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Victoria Inn (1803 Wellington Avenue)

This year, please join us for:

  • Annual Meeting with Keynote Speaker, Deputy Chief Thorne of the City of Winnipeg Police Department.
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Continuing Education Sessions on the topics of ethics, WCB Healthcare, the business of practice, and options for students after graduation.
  • Meeting of Public Practice Psychologists regarding Compensation issues.
  • Art Raffle to support a new Student Awards Fund.
  • Student Poster Competition
  • Attendance at continuing education sessions and psychology meetings may be utilized for continuing education credits.
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Business of Practice

The Business of Practice Teleseminar

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Running a private practice in psychology is not just about offering excellent clinical or consultative services – it’s also about running a profitable business. MPS is pleased to offer this 3-part workshop on how to build (or revitalize) your practice with purpose and passion.

Dates: April 10, April 24 and May 8, 2014
Time: 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Cost: $150 for MPS members; $200 for non-members; $50 for student members
Format: Teleseminar. Attendees will participate in the live, interactive training from the comfort of their own offices.

Presenter: Dr. Moira Somers, C. Psych., Business of Practice Director for Manitoba Psychological Society, and founder of Money, Mind and Meaning

Session 1: Developing a Business Mindset

Private practitioners need to be prepared to take on some very diverse roles. Among those roles are healer, visionary, and manager. Psychologist training is usually focused entirely on the former, greatly neglecting the development of creative and entrepreneurial skills required for a thriving private practice.

This session will help you set the stage for financial and personal flourishing in the running of your business. You will be given a self-inventory to identify strengths and weaknesses of direct import to clinical practice. Challenge yourself to step up your game!

Session 2: Finding Your ‘Just-Right’ Clients

Humbly waiting to receive referrals, or shamelessly self-promoting? Neither of these stances really serves you or the world. Intentional entrepreneurship requires that you meld your desire to serve with a marketing strategy to attract and retain your ideal clients.

Among the topics to be covered are: to-niche-or-not-to-niche (general versus specialized clinical practice); ethically approved marketing strategies; the power of ‘synchronicity’ in choosing your direction and keeping yourself energized.

Session 3: Charging, Earning, Giving – The Challenge of Profit

People involved in the healing arts often struggle mightily with the need to charge for their work. Underearning, burnout, and ethical slip-ups often ensue as a result of a failure to reconcile service and profit.

Topics to be covered will include: uncovering your money scripts; how to discuss and collect fees; pros and cons of pro bono work; staying on the good side of Canada Revenue Agency.

To register for this series, please fill in your name and e-mail below:

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Psychology Month 2014 Wrap-up

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As we have come to expect from our dedicated MPS members and other psychology colleagues, there was an excellent showing of Psychology Month events this February. Here’s how it all shaped up:

  • 12 Talks open to the general public
  • 9 Media interviews (CJOB radio, CBC Radio, City TV, Global TV, and CTV)
  • 4 Talks for specific invited audiences
  • 100 Psychology Month Posters distributed
  • 500 Psychology Month Pamphlets distributed to a variety of locations
  • 500+ “Mind Your Mental Health” Post-it Notes handed out to attendees at events 500+ people learned about the “Mind Your Mental Health” campaign

Thank you to all those who participated in Psychology Month this year by selflessly donating your time to increase public awareness about the role psychology plays in the community. This year’s presenters were: Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, Dr. Anne-Marie Brown-DeGagne, Dr. Jim Clark, Dr. Lorraine DeWiele, Dr. James Ediger, Dr. Pamela Holens, Dr. George Kaoukis, Dr. Carrie Lionberg, Dr. Michael McIntyre, Ms Claire Milgrom, Dr. Colleen Millikin, Dr. Alicia Ordonez, Dr. Kelly Robinson, Ms. Lilian Saltel, Dr. Lisa Sinclair, Dr. Melanie Soderstrom, Dr. Moira Somers, Dr. Leslie Thorne, Ms. Jennifer Thorsteinsson, Dr. Jo Ann Unger, Mr. Chris Villing, and Dr. Kirsten Wirth.

Special thanks to the members of the Psychology Month planning committee (Dr. Jeff Harvey, Dr. Andy Lubusko, Dr. Lori Mac, and Dr. Sayma Malik) for all their hard work in helping make Psychology Month 2014 such a success. Thanks also to Heidi Tucker for additional administrative and “on the ground” assistance.

Summary of Psychology Month