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January 2017

February is Psychology Month!

By | Events, News

February is Psychology Month in Canada!

Psychology Month is an initiative sponsored by the Canadian Psychological Association that began in 2005.  The goal is to raise Canadians’ awareness of the role that psychology plays in their lives and in their communities. To celebrate Psychology Month, the Manitoba Psychological Society has organized a variety of educational seminars for the public on a wide variety of psychology-related topics.

Please click button below for posters and schedule.

View Posters and Event Schedule (PDF)

Career Opportunity

By | Employment, Mailings
The following is a paid advertisement. The Manitoba Psychological Society does not necessarily endorse any service or educational opportunity advertised.

Career Opportunity

As a Christian based business, the Oakville Wellness Center is looking for a registered clinical psychologist and psychological associate. The location of the office is 200-701 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg.

Hours of Work: Full time, Part time 


  • Collaborative clinic setting
  • Motivated clients with diverse presenting issues
  • Flexible schedule
  • Efficient billing and bookkeeping services
  • Use of electronic payment terminals
  • Internet
  • Modern Spacious offices
  • Marketing


  • Providing treatment of a variety of mental health issues using evidence-based practice including CBT along with other modalities of therapy
  • Administration and interpretation of psycho-diagnostic assessments and cognitive assessments
  • Participating as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Creating and maintaining patient records in a timely manner


  • Master’s or Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in clinical psychology from accredited university
  • Registered as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate by the Psychological Association of Manitoba.
  • Education, training and experience in administration and interpretation of standard psychodiagnostic and cognitive psychological tests and measures
  • Education, training and experience with evidence-based treatments for adults across a range of mental health conditions, including experience with treatment delivery in both group and individual format
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and inter-professional teamwork skills
  • Current professional liability insurance. 

Please Contact 204-515-6433 or email

Contract Opportunity for Psychologist, Manitoba Government Procurement

By | Employment, Mailings
The following is a paid advertisement. The Manitoba Psychological Society does not necessarily endorse any service or educational opportunity advertised.

The Manitoba Government is currently advertising a tender opportunity on MERX, an electronic tendering service, which may be of interest to your members.

The “associated components” of the tender document are available from MERX to be considered as a valid bid.


Request for Standing Offers (RFSO): Psychological Services for clients of the Intensive Rehabilitative Custody and Supervision program (IRCS) within Youth Probation Service.

Manitoba Solicitation #: 04P0024629
MERX Opportunity #: MB-MBPB-04P-00001
Issue Date: January 10, 2017
Closing Date & Time: February 22, 2017 12:00.00 Noon (Central Standard Time)

This notification is provided as a
temporary courtesy for this opportunity only and is not an indication of prequalification: interested parties must review the RFSO document to determine if they have the necessary qualifications. Stand-alone CVs will NOT be accepted, download the RFSO from MERX for full details of Proposal submission requirements. Vendors are responsible to regularly monitor MERX for tenders that may be advertised by Manitoba and must not rely on advance notice for any future solicitations.

If you require additional information on MERX, you may contact them directly at 1-800-964-6379 or at

Wendy Bonnie

January 2017 Update

By | Mailings, Monthly Update

1. Noteworthy items

  • The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) has partnered with a number of health organizations to denounce the government’s proposed plan to tax the premiums of supplemental health benefits. The website has been developed to inform Canadians about this issue and to allow them to send letters to their MPs.

    Please access a letter sent to the Minister of Finance, Mr. William Morneau by CPA’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Karen Cohen regarding this issue here.   

  • Graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Manitoba have expressed interest in accessing psychological services in the community. MPS is sending this notice to inquire about private practice psychologists who would be willing to see clinical psychology graduate students at sliding scale or pro-bono rates. This information will be sent to the Clinical Student Representatives, who will keep a list of the psychologists’ names and contact information. Upon each new academic year, the Clinical Student Representatives will email this list to the clinical psychology student body, who would then be individually responsible for arranging appointments. If you are interested in participating in this endeavor, please email your name and preferred contact information to Maia Kredentser, MPS Student Representative, at

2. Upcoming Events

  • The MPS 50th Anniversary Gala will be held on the evening of February 24, 2017 at Mercedes Benz Winnipeg. Please save the date and join us for a night of fun, food, and live music. Details regarding the event and ticket purchasing will be emailed to membership shortly.
  • The MPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on March 20, 2016 at Inn at the Forks. The AGM will be an after-work event, with dinner, a business meeting and a speaker. Meetings of Psychology associations and presentations about topics relevant to psychology can be used toward continuing education credits. More information to come.

3. Articles of Interest

  • The article for this month is titled “Why Psychology? An Investigation of the Training in Psychological Literacy in Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Counselling Psychology, and Clinical Psychology” by D. Murdoch, A. Gregory and J. Eggleton from Mount Royal University.  You can view it here

4. Get to know a Manitoba Psychology Researcher, featuring Dr. Ed Johnson, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

What is the focus of your research program?

I have two: 

1. How people respond to ego threat
2. Clinical supervision

What are some of the clinical or theoretical applications of your work?

Re #1, My students and I are examining the clinical utility of two constructs that have roots in social psychology and offer different ways of mitigating threat, namely self-compassion and self-affirmation.

Self-compassion involves learning to respond to negative experiences in life that might ordinarily invoke self-criticism and shame with self-kindness, normalizing, and mindfulness. The research in my lab has shown that writing about painful events self-compassionately can reduce symptoms of depression and shame proneness (Johnson & O’Brien, 2013). Because self-criticism and shame are trans-diagnostic vulnerabilities I believe this work has broad relevance to many clients seen by clinical psychologists. Self-affirmation, in contrast, does not address threatening experiences directly, but rather invites people to consider their most important values and how they behave in ways that fulfill those values. Doing so seems to remind people that they are connected to others in important ways. Research suggests self-affirmation is especially helpful for protecting marginalized persons from becoming socially isolated through dropout and avoidance of engaging with others. Research in my lab is currently examining whether and how self-affirmation may benefit persons who are prone to social anxiety, narcissism, or are obsessively passionate about academic studies. Early findings suggest self-affirmation may help people with social anxiety act on recommendations to be more socially active and involved and may reduce feelings of envy in narcissistic persons. 

Re #2. This research examines how novice supervisors learn the craft of supervision and become fully competent. This research informs, and is informed by, my own practice of supervision as well as my teaching clinical supervision and a guide book I am writing on supervision.

It is important to say is that I am deeply grateful to my students and collaborators for their enormous contributions to this research.  

Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training in Winnipeg

By | Mailings
The following is a paid advertisement. The Manitoba Psychological Society does not necessarily endorse any service or educational opportunity advertised.

Gottman Level 1 & 2 Training in Winnipeg May 15-19, 2017

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