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The Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) is a non-profit organization of Manitoba psychologists founded in 1966. Its purpose is to further the use of psychology, as a science and profession, in the service of human health, welfare, and quality of life.

MPS advocates for the use of psychological knowledge in the formulation of public policy and in the implementation of services for the public in addition to promoting the advancement of psychological education, research, and training.

MPS represents the practice of Psychology throughout the province of Manitoba. We acknowledge that we live, work, and learn on traditional Indigenous lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk, and the homeland of the Red River Métis Nation.

MPS acknowledges the history of colonization, land displacement, and other harms of the past and present, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. We are committed to gaining cultural literacy, engaging in antiracist psychological practice, and advocating for awareness and cultural responsiveness to Indigenous issues in Manitoba and across Canada.

The Manitoba Psychological Society is committed to decolonization and reconciliation and we demonstrate that work with our society’s action steps towards inclusivity and reconciliation.

MPS is a proud member of the Council of Professional Associations of Psychologists.


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Board Members

Jo Ann Unger, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Colleen Murphy, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Lisa Dreger, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Lindsay Woods, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Lindsay Woods, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Diversity Director

Jolene Kinley, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Continuing Education Director

Jeffery Harvey, Psy. D., C. Psych.
Membership Director

Alicia Nijdam-Jones, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Shayna Pierce, B.Sc.
Student Advocate Director

Joanna Bhaskaran, Ph.D., C.Psych. (on leave)
Public Education Director

Megan Hebert, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Interim Public Education Director

Elena Bilevicius, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Early Career Director

Adrienne Leslie-Toogood Ph.D., C. Psych.
Business of Practice Director Adrienne

David Hill, Psy.D., C. Psych.

Heather Finnegan, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Megan Hebert, Ph.D., C. Psych. 

Kasmira Sobkow, Psy.D., C.Psych.

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