Clinical Psychologists

Are you a caring and compassionate individual looking for an energizing work environment? Do you thrive in a team-based environment focused on clinical and research excellence?

Manitoba is hiring clinical psychologists with varying levels of experience!

Clinical Psychologists assess, diagnose and treat patients, develop and improve treatments for patients ranging from children to seniors across a wide spectrum of medical and mental health concerns.

Manitoba clinical psychologists offer psychological assessment, treatment and consultation services at hospital sites, in primary care and in community specialized services in Winnipeg and throughout the province.

Clinical Psychologists use evidence-based approaches for a broad range of medical and mental health conditions. They aim to empower and support the individual or family to make and sustain changes, that will lead to outcomes such as symptom reduction, recovery, and improved functioning and quality of life. Using standardized psychological tests as part of diagnostic and cognitive assessment, clinical psychologists develop and implement psychological therapies tailored for mental health and medical conditions.

Offering innovation in clinical services as well as expertise and leadership, clinical psychologists are vital members of interdisciplinary care teams in a variety of healthcare settings.

Manitoba offers a wide variety of rewarding and stimulating job opportunities that will allow professionals to contribute to knowledge, learning, and clinical care alongside compassionate colleagues who strive for excellence.

With mentoring and collegial support available, clinical psychologists working in Manitoba benefit from strong collaboration with physician colleagues in a wide variety of settings. Consider the option of joint clinical and academic practice with protected time for work in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Clinical Health Psychology, a department of the College of Medicine.

We welcome individuals at the beginning of their career as well as senior professionals.

Education, Training and Licensing  

Education and Training:

Training to become a Clinical Psychologist is a stepped process.

Step 1 – An undergraduate degree (4 years) establishes foundational knowledge in psychological science.

Step 2 – The graduate doctoral degree (6 years) provides clinical knowledge and training as a clinician and scientist.

Step 3 – The residency program (1 year) offers further depth and breadth of clinical experience, as well as specialization where appropriate.

Step 4 – In Manitoba, Psychologists are a regulated health profession, licensed through the Psychological Association of Manitoba. Core competencies include assessment, diagnosis, treatment, consultation and clinical research. A doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) is required for independent practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Following completion of the doctoral degree, registration is first as a Psychologist Candidate, which involves a year of supervised practice, and formal national and provincial exams, resulting in licensure for independent practice as a Psychologist (C.Psych).

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License to Practice:

In Manitoba, Psychologists are a regulated health profession, licensed through the Psychological Association of Manitoba. A doctoral degree (PhD or PsyD) is required for independent practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Following completion of the doctoral degree, registration is first as a Psychologist Candidate, which involves a year of supervised practice, and formal national and provincial exams, resulting in licensure for independent practice as a Psychologist (C.Psych).

Manitoba is hiring Clinical Psychologists!

Clinical Psychologists in Manitoba’s health system are salaried medical staff who hold privileges to practice in hospitals and other health settings within a designated health region.

Primarily employed through the Clinical Health Psychology Program, many Manitoba Clinical Psychologists also hold faculty appointments as members of the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. To be eligible for employment, applicants will have doctoral (PhD/PsyD) degrees from CPA or APA-accredited clinical training programs, have completed a nationally accredited residency, and are registered as Psychologists (C.Psych) with the Psychological Association of Manitoba.

We offer rewarding and stimulating jobs that allow professionals to contribute to knowledge, learning, and clinical care with compassionate colleagues who strive for excellence. We welcome individuals at the beginning of their career as well as senior professionals. Job opportunities span the following areas:

  • Clinical Psychology – Adult services
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology – Lifespan (community or rural practice)
  • Health Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • GeroPsychology
  • Forensic Psychology

Advance your clinical and academic career in an exciting and supportive environment.

Enjoy strong collaboration with physician colleagues and other members of interdisciplinary teams in a wide variety of clinical settings and specialties.

We are hiring clinical psychologists with varying levels of experience.

  • Work with and learn from experts specializing in care of adults, children and adolescents, neuropsychology and more!
  • Enjoy the benefits of Manitoba’s unique joint clinical and academic roles including protected time for your work in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba, a department in the College of Medicine.

Choose from opportunities in acute care or primary care and urban or rural practice and enjoy all Manitoba has to offer. 

  • Affordable real estate with housing prices lower than the Canadian average
  • Work-life balance with short commutes, many recreation options, including professional sports, arts, cuisine and music
  • Four distinct seasons to enjoy with easy access to fishing, camping, hiking, skiing and beaches
  • Family-friendly neighbourhoods and communities and affordable real estate with housing prices lower than the Canadian average

Whether you are just beginning your career or a senior stage in your profession, consider Manitoba!

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