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

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

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:

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.

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
Phone: (204) 474-8619, Fax (204) 474-7558