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May 2017

Career Opportunity

By | Employment, Mailings

University Counsellor 

The University of Manitoba Student Counselling Centre invites applications for two full-time probationary appointments at the rank of Instructor I. These positions are expected to begin July 1, 2017 depending on availability of successful candidate.

The successful candidate will provide counselling services for university students experiencing personal, social, educational, and career concerns. They will also be involved in a combination of other activities, including program development, outreach, crisis intervention, supervision of counselling students in training, consultation to faculty, staff, and students, and university and community service. The successful candidate will work at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne Campus locations of the Student Counselling Centre.

A doctoral degree in Counselling or Clinical Psychology is preferred, although candidates with a Master’s degree in a Counselling Profession (e.g., Social Work, Counselling, etc.) will also be considered. The preferred candidates must have a minimum of two years of supervised counselling experience with adults. Counselling experience with students attending a postsecondary institution is preferred. Assets include experience with cases involving acute and complex trauma, experience in crisis response, psychological assessment, familiarity with diversity (e.g., Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, international populations), knowledge of professional health sciences training programs, and experience providing community outreach. A commitment to the promotion of a positive campus community, including the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary service delivery environment, with a richly diverse population of students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and administrators is important.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.   

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references no later than  June 5, 2017 to:

Prof. David Ness
Director, Student Counselling Centre
474 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-8619, Fax (204) 474-7558

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.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST – Wellness Institute General Clinical Practice and Work Injury Management/Rehabilitation

Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital

The Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks General Hospital invites applications for a part-time, contract, female, psychologist to work with the multi-disciplinary Work Injury Management rehabilitation team and to provide individual psychological services on a fee-for-service basis. A growing portion of this work focuses on individuals (self-referring) who are requiring the services of a more broadly focused psychology practice, including individuals with general anxiety and depression, relationship and family issues, PTSD, and stress/mental health management.  The successful applicant will provide assessment and treatment of psychological issues related to a broad range of psychological issues and conditions, chronic injury, chronic pain, prolonged disability and underemployment, supporting individual psychological health and wellness, active recovery and rehabilitation, with return to work and restoration of function as the primary focus particularly when working with rehabilitation clients.  The work with rehabilitation clients will be done in consultation with other experienced rehabilitation professionals within the Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Clinic, as well as in close working relationship with the third party payers, and other professionals within the community

Position Responsibilities:

  • Psychological assessment, evaluation and treatment of psychological issues related to chronic injury, chronic pain, prolonged disability and underemployment
  • Provide psychological services to individuals on a fee-for-service basis
  • Supportive psychological intervention focusing on health and wellness, active recovery, return to work and restoration of function
  • Effective and timely report generation
  • Psychological consultation to other health professionals
  • Psychological consultation and collaboration with the multi-disciplinary Work Injury Management Team
  • Close communication and working relationship with third party payers
  • Support and develop an active network of referral sources


  • Doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from a CPA accredited training program
  • Completion of a CPA accredited Internship / Residency. 
  • Eligibility for registration as a Clinical Psychologist by the Psychological Association of Manitoba 
  • Specialized education, training and experience with administration and interpretation of evidence-based psychological tests and measures related to pain, injury and disability.
  • Specialized education, training and experience with evidence-based psychological interventions for chronic pain and injury
  • Clinical experience in the areas of disability and rehabilitation would be an asset.
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment criminal records, vulnerable persons and child abuse registry checks
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal), and inter-professional teamwork skills

Salary and Benefits:

  • Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • This is a part-time contract position based on a fee-for-service practice.
  • Gym access at the Wellness Institute is included.


For more information about the Wellness Institute, visit our website at   

All qualified candidates should apply in writing, including curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Laura Hertzog,
Administrative Assistant
Wellness Institute, Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Clinic
1075 Leila Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2P 2W7

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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 For a Registered Clinical Psychologist or a Clinical Psychology Candidate

Are you interested in joining an innovative and growing practice? Peace of Mind Therapy and Consultation is currently looking to strengthen and expand our team by seeking full-time or part-time associates.

Click here for details 

May 2017 Update

By | Mailings, Monthly Update

1. Noteworthy items

  • It’s time to renew your professional liability insurance! BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. has officially launched its renewal process for members holding professional liability insurance through MPS. Members with policies expiring on June 1, 2017 can expect to receive an email from BMS Group within the next week with a unique link for online renewal. Members with both professional liability and business/clinic insurance policies should receive two emails.
    • Please note that there are some minor changes to the program this year. These include:
      • New Employment Practices Liability Coverage (see here)
      • A small increase in premiums for business coverage.
      • New enhanced Cyber Security and Privacy Liability (see here)
    • Visit for more information about the program.
  • April was proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month and announced by Minister Rochelle Squires. Coincidentally, a group of psychologists in Winnipeg had been working on creating a sexual abuse awareness week for May and provided the following information about their efforts to MPS:
    • The focus of the awareness month, according to our province’s press release ( is to increase awareness about the frequency of sexual assault of women and girls, the fact that many assaults are not reported, and that, as a result, many are not receiving help following assaults.
    • The community psychologists involved in this effort would like to bring awareness to the sexual abuse of children (girls and boys). They would like the public to be aware that children are more likely than adults to be sexually abused (the prevalence is at least 1 in 6), most victims know their perpetrators, and child sexual abuse can occur to those in any demographic
    • For this year’s work on awareness, Drs. Rehman Abdulrehman and Kirsten Wirth are being hosted by CJOB at 2 pm on Wednesday May 3rd to discuss prevalence, protective factors, advocacy, and obtaining supports.
    • Drs. Abdulrehman and Wirth hope to prepare over the coming year for systems efforts towards awareness at all levels so that survivors may access appropriate supports, and on pursuing a bigger media plan for 2018.
  • After two years of research and input from almost 400 community members with different perspectives on mental health, Sarasvàti Productions is excited to bring important stories to the stage as part of Breaking Through. The play follows the stories of five Winnipeggers living with different mental health issues. This bold new play puts the spotlight on mental health like never before. Writers Hope McIntyre and Cairn Moore honour these stories with nuance, humour and unabashed honesty.
    • Breaking Through runs May 23-27 at 8pm, May 24 at 1pm and May 28 at 2pm at the Asper Centre for Theatre & Film (400 Colony Street, at the U of W). Please visit for complete information.

2. MPS Updates from April 2017

  • The MPS Annual Spring Workshop, The Pain Paradox: Mindfulness/Compassion-Based Approaches for Complex Trauma, with Dr. John Briere was held on April 21, 2017.The workshop was very well attended by 114 registrants.

3. Articles of Interest

  • This month we have also including a pdf copy of a summary of a document titled “The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids: the current state of evidence and recommendations for research” by The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report provides a link to the full document which will provide more information regarding the findings. See here.

4. Get to know a Manitoba Psychologist, featuring Dr. Matthew Bailly

In your opinion, what are the most rewarding and challenging parts of being a clinical psychologist?

“For me, the most rewarding part of being a clinical psychologist is having the privilege of using my knowledge and experience to serve others each day.  I consider myself very fortunate to do what I enjoy for a living, but even more lucky to be able to use my skills to lessen the burden of emotional distress, particularly that often accompanying chronic illness.  In terms of challenges (which I may also find rewarding), I enjoy performing assessments and delivering treatments that appear to be the best fit for clients, coordinating services with other providers, and even completing day to day tasks associated with running a busy clinic.”

What do you think are the most exciting changes in the field of clinical psychology?

“I feel that this is a wonderful time to be a clinical psychologist, with some significant trends that I find quite exciting.  For me, these include the increasing use of acceptance-based strategies to treat a number of conditions, particularly chronic pain.  In addition, I’m very optimistic about more recently emerging technology, like telemedicine, to improve access for previously underserved populations or the use of virtual reality in exposure-based treatments.”