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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.


We are a group of mental health professionals, and are looking to add to our Clinical Psychology team. If you are a Senior Registered Clinical Psychologist and are interested in maintaining a part-time practice where all you have to do is ‘show up’ and offer your pearls of wisdom, we can provide you with a space, a client base, and a positive group of professionals to work with.

If you are looking for more than a part-time commitment, or are not fully registered, we have a large referral base and could negotiate different types of working relationships. Salary would be commensurate with training and experience.

If you are would like more information about our Clinic, go to www.mindmattersclinic.ca. Please feel free to call Mind Matters Clinic at (204) 477-8555 and speak to either Dr. Cathy Moser or Dr. Jay Greenfeld if you have any questions. You may fax your CV and cover letter to (204) 487-4248 or email mindmattersclinic@gmail.com.

Improving Therapeutic Outcomes by Tracking Progress

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

 

Hi Everyone,

As part of our commitment to the advancement of psychological education, research and training, we wanted to introduce our members to Greenspace, which is a clinical platform that helps psychologists measure and track client progress throughout the treatment process. Greenspace is free to use (for both psychologists and clients) and we encourage you to check out their website at www.grnspace.com. Here is a brief summary of what they do:

What is Greenspace?

Greenspace is a digital platform that makes it easy for psychologists to measure and monitor their clients’ mental health symptoms. Greenspace is a Canadian company, fully compliant with all privacy regulations, and is used by over 800 therapists in Canada. Research is clear that the ongoing measurement and display of client progress, increases client engagement and significantly improves therapy outcomes.


How it Works

  1. Selection: For each client, psychologists select from a list of 25+ evidence based assessments across a range of clinical areas (including depression, anxiety, addictions and functioning).
  2. Assessment: Clients can complete assessments either during session or remotely. No app or login is required when clients complete assessments remotely, and assessments can be easily completed on any device.
  3. Results: Assessment results and progress can be reviewed via secure login by both psychologist and client.

For Clinics and Organizations

For clinics and organizations, Greenspace provides access to a statistical displayof client outcomes across the organization, as well as a master list of clients, that lets clinical directors quickly identify any clients that are off track and in need of additional support.  Organizations have never had this much clarity on client progress or outcomes – allowing them to make better decisions, support funding (or marketing) efforts and more effectively evaluate programs.


Getting Started

  1. Visit www.grnspace.com and ‘Sign Up’ for free (seriously, there is no catch).
  2. If you have any questions or would like help getting started, contact info@grnspace.com or 416.953.2571

Career Opportunity

By | Employment, Mailings

Psychologist
Regular/Full-time
Manitoba Families/Community Service Delivery/Centralized Services and Resources
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Advertisement Number: 33282
Salary Range:  $82,158 – $103,663
Closing Date:  February 28, 2018

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary civil service that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter, resumé or application if they are from any of the following employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created for similar regular and term full-time positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

We also encourage applicants seeking part time employment to apply.

This posting has an extended closing date.  Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Qualifications:

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Registered or eligible for registration as a Psychologist (C.Psych) with Psychological Association of Manitoba
  • Must be a member in good standing with the current licensing body
  • Must have satisfactory Criminal Record Check (vulnerable sector search), Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Must have valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and ability to travel throughout Manitoba

Essential:

  • A doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) in Psychology (Clinical or Applied Behavior Analysis) from an accredited graduate program
  • Experience working with individuals (children or adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or special needs) and/or their families/caregivers  
  • Experience administering and interpreting psychological assessments, including issues relevant to intellectual/cognitive assessment and diagnosis of intellectual and neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Experience with providing clinical/behavioral intervention to children, adolescents, and/or adults
  • Knowledge of the theories of clinical supervision as it pertains to supervising other clinicians
  • Knowledge of the Vulnerable Persons Act
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment including developing relationships with specialists, clients, case managers, care providers, families and various service providers
  • Ability to work independently
  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Proficiency in using MS Office Software applications particularly Word, Excel and Outlook

Duties:

Reporting to the Senior Psychologist, Winnipeg Region, the Psychologist independently provides an advanced and broad range of psychological/behavioral supports (complex psychological evaluation/assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention), to a wide range of referred individuals identified as eligible within the mandate of Community Services Delivery in the Winnipeg Region (Adult Services, Children’s disABILITY Services, and Manitoba Early Learning & Child Care).


The Psychologist will supervise the work of clinical specialists within the Winnipeg Region and rural regions of Manitoba.  The clinician also provides public education and consultation to community groups and agencies in the area of behavioral/clinical applications for individuals with special needs.  The position provides clinical services within the general parameters and standards set by the Department, and according to the expectation of the Psychological Association of Manitoba (P.A.M.).

A complete copy of the position description is available upon request.

Apply to:

Advertisement No. 33282
Civil Service Commission
Human Resource Services
608-330 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3C 0C4
Phone: 204-945-4394
Fax: 204-948-2193

Email: govjobs@gov.mb.ca

Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Career Opportunity

By | Employment, Mailings

Position: Registered Psychologist
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of Manitoba is growing and we are looking for someone to grow with us! If you are a Registered Psychologist or a new graduate in clinical psychology looking for a new opportunity, we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and therapeutic skills, and an interest in growing with an expanding group of private practitioners.  Full-time or part-time considered.

Registered Psychologist Position Overview:

Registered psychologists in CBTI are independent practitioners within a non-profit organization dedicated to the provision of evidence based psychological services.  The Psychologist will be responsible for the provision of intake assessment and treatment services for clients with a variety of psychological diagnoses on a fee for service basis. If you are a new graduate and require supervision for registration, CBTI will work to provide you with the supervision experience you need. 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology preferred.
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Psychological Association of Manitoba.
  • Current professional liability insurance.
  • A high degree of proficiency in problem solving and decision making.
  • The ability to diagnose and provide formal reports as required.
  • Creating and maintaining client records in a timely manner.
  • Expertise with children or couples would be an asset. 

Perks of association with CBTI:

  • Access to our active and well-established referral list with diverse presenting issues.
  • A psychology specific Electronic Medical Record.
  • Book keeping services (no more chasing third-party payers).
•  Electronic Payment Terminals.
  • Internet.
  • Spacious, well decorated offices with windows with modern equipment.
  • Free parking.
  • Flexible Scheduling.
  • The opportunity to supervise students and pass on your knowledge.
  • Caring colleagues provide consultation, mentoring in new skills sets & vacation coverage.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Jason Ediger at dr.ediger@cbtmanitoba.com

We thank you for your interest and taking the time to apply, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

http://www.cbtmanitoba.com

June 2017 Update

By | Mailings, Monthly Update

1. Noteworthy items

  • The Canadian Psychological Association has releasedthe Fourth Edition of the Canadian Code of Ethics for Psychologists. You can find more information about the newest revision of the Code and download an electronic version here: Code of Ethics (Fourth Edition)
 

2. MPS Updates from March 2017

  • MPS’ Social Action Committee is in the process of creating their operational guidelines and processes for addressing social issues. 
  • Dr. Pamela Holens attended the APA Council of Representatives meeting in February 2017. Highlights of the meeting included the passing of clinical practice guidelines for PTSD, discussion of entrance requirements to graduate programs in clinical psychology, and discussion of an upcoming policy statement from APA regarding registration of MA-level psychologists. Follow the link for meeting minutes: http://www.apa.org/about/governance/council/minutes-winter-2017.pdf

3. Articles of Interest

  • Therapist’s Guide for Preparing a Professional Will. The guide is intended to help therapists create an individualized professional will that is not only ethically, legally, and clinically sound but also clear, comprehensive, and practical. http://kspope.com/therapistas/will.php

4. Get to know a Manitoba Psychologist featuring Gillian Alcolado, Ph.D., C.Psych., Anxiety Disorders Program, Clinical Health Psychology, St. Boniface General Hospital 

What is the focus of your research program?

My research interests broadly include the etiology, mechanisms, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with a focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder. I am particularly interested in improving clinical outcomes in cognitive-behavioural therapy via better understanding and development of techniques that target underlying maladaptive thoughts and beliefs.

To this end, my research program to-date has specifically focused on testing a piece of the cognitive theory of compulsive checking (i.e., that maladaptive beliefs about memory ability contribute to and maintain the checking cycle). From these positive findings, I have turned to developing and testing a novel cognitive intervention for compulsive checking focused on altering these maladaptive beliefs. The aim is for patients to discover that their memory for checking may be better than they think it is, and that they therefore do not need to check as much.

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

The theoretical applications of my work are to determine whether the cognitive theory of compulsive checking is supported by experimental and clinical research findings.

Even more excitingly, if results continue to prove positive, the clinical application will be a novel and useful cognitive intervention that can be introduced flexibly as needed to enhance cognitive-behavioural therapy outcomes for individuals who suffer from compulsive checking.

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
David_Ness@UManitoba.ca
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

  Qualifications:

  • 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 www.wellnessinstitute.ca   

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
204-632-3906

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 psychology.bmsgroup.com 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 (http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=41271) 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 sarasvati.ca 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.”

April 2017 Update

By | Mailings, Monthly Update

1. Noteworthy items

  • CPA is requesting psychologists to complete a survey on your views and experience on the recent change to the criminal code that allows for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). The goals of this survey are to determine psychologists’ views of current MAID legislation, the degree of their participation in MAID assessments, and their opinions regarding possible extensions of MAID to patient groups not covered under the current legislation. Click here to access the survey: http://web2.cpa.ca/membersurveys/index.php/569993?lang=en


2. Upcoming Events

  • The MPS Annual Spring Workshop, The Pain Paradox: Mindfulness/Compassion-Based Approaches for Complex Trauma, with Dr. John Briere will be held on April 21, 2017. To register: http://mps.ca/spring17


3. MPS Updates from March 2017

  • Drs. Teresa Sztaba and Andrea Piotrowski attended the Practice Leadership Conference on March 4-7, 2017 in Washington, D.C., where attended a range of meetings, had opportunities to network with executives from other associations, and to present information about Manitoba and Canadian association activities to representatives of the APA Practice Organization.

  • The MPS Annual General Meeting was held on March 20, 2017 at the Inn at the Forks. In addition to the meeting, there was a student poster presentation, and Dr. Nigaan Sinclair spoke about “The Psychology of Reconciliation.”

    Reports from the AGM can be accessed here:
    http://mps.ca/agm-reports-2017/.

    You can also find a photo album here:
    http://mps.ca/agm-2017-photos/


4. Articles of Interest
  • American College of Physicians recommends CBT-I as first-line treatment for chronic insomnia: Click Here.