Career Opportunity

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Permanent – 2 days/week; up to full time

The CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM has new permanent opportunities for Psychological Assistants in our Child and Adolescent Service:

  • SSCY (Specialized Services for Children and Youth) – FASD Clinic
  • Health Sciences Centre – Child & Adolescent Consult Service

Time commitments and scheduling are flexible; the position can range from .4 FTE up to full time, and may be located at one or both of the above sites.

As a valued member of the team, the Psychological Assistant’s role is predominantly assessment, involving administration and scoring of standardized cognitive and neuropsychological tests. The Psychological Assistant will work with varied clinical populations of children, including those with developmental disorders, brain injury, and brain disease. Clinical interviewing and report preparation may also be involved, depending on the experience of the candidate. A Master’s degree in Psychology with related clinical experience working with children and adolescents is required.

The position reports to Clinical Health Psychology’s Director, Child and Adolescent Service, and to the WRHA CHP Program Medical Director. Salary is based on the WRHA Psychological Assistant scale, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Jane Bow at

Visit the posting on the WRHA Careers website
and apply for this exciting opportunity at:

COVID-19 and MPS Events Update

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March 29 Update:

MPS has recently updated its webpage to include two new pages:
COVID-19 Practice Resources for Psychologists (members only) and COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for the General Public.


March 14 Update:

Dear MPS Members and Workshop Registrants

In light of the growing concerns regarding COVID-19 the MPS Board has voted to cancel our March 30, 2020 AGM.  Members who have already registered for this event will receive full refunds.  Annual reports will be sent out to our members later this month.

MPS has also decided to postpone our April 24 workshop entitled Assessing Allegations of Trauma in Civil and Forensic Contexts.  Those who have already registered for this event will receive a full refund.  We will provide an updated date as soon as it is available.

Please contact MPS Executive Director, Dr. Karen Dyck, C. Psych,, at if you should have any questions.

March 13 Update:

In consideration of the recent pandemic and potential concerns attendees may have regarding the COVID-19 virus, the Manitoba Psychological Society (MPS) would like to provide an update regarding the upcoming events planned for March 30 (MPS Members Annual General Meeting) and April 24 (Spring Workshop entitled Assessing Allegations of Trauma in Civil and Forensic Contexts).  We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and adhere to recommendations from government and health authorities regarding travel and meetings.  We will notify MPS members and registrants of any changes to these planned events.

The well-being of our presenters and attendees is paramount and we have taken measures to ensure a safe environment.  We have contacted the venues and have been provided with detailed information about the steps they are taking in accordance with current recommended precautions.  We have also revised our cancellation policies for both of the aforementioned events in order to encourage registrants to make health conscious decisions that take into consideration their own health status and risk factors.  We ask that individuals who are feeling ill remain at home.  Individuals who cancel their registration up to 3 days prior to the event will receive a full refund and those who cancel with less than 3 days notice will receive a credit to be used at future MPS events.  These credits will not expire.  We will also be encouraging participants to practice good hand hygiene and utilize low risk greetings (e.g., elbow bumps, waves, versus handshakes and hugs). 

At the time of this email the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported the overall risk for the general population in Canada remains low.  Individuals are encouraged to visit the PHAC website for additional information regarding symptoms, preventative measures, as well as to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding the status of COVID-19 (

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our upcoming events please contact the Dr. Karen Dyck, C. Psych, MPS Executive Director at

Research Opportunity

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The following is an advertisement. The Manitoba Psychological Society does not necessarily endorse any service or educational opportunity advertised.

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are looking for mothers of children (boys or girls) with Autism Spectrum Disorders to participate in a brief online survey, which is aimed at investigating the strengths of these families.  This study also seeks to recruit a sample of mothers with sons between 6-11 years of age without Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Mothers can participate by clicking or copying the following link: 

Please also feel free to circulate the attached research posters to those who may be interested.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Jen Theule at  You can also visit our website for more information about our past and present research activities at

ASD Poster
TDASD Poster