Psychologists in Healthcare
Clinical Psychologists assess, diagnose and treat patients, develop and improve treatments, and evaluate outcomes, contributing to the sustainability of provincial health services in Manitoba.
Psychologists in the healthcare system in Manitoba offer psychological evaluation and treatment services which provide diagnoses, expedite recovery, and can prevent the occurrence and/or worsening of illness and dysfunction. Psychological services are provided across the lifespan from toddlers to seniors for a wide range of medical and mental health concerns. Psychological assessment, treatment and consultation services are available at hospitals sites, in primary care and in community specialized services in Winnipeg and throughout the province. Generalist-trained Psychologists often work in primary care and rural areas. Psychologists in tertiary/hospital settings often have specialty areas of competence and provide care across diverse areas such as presurgical assessment, cardiac clinics, gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety and depression, early psychosis, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, chronic pain, diabetes, concussion, sleep disorders, and stroke. In most settings, Clinical Psychologists, along with residents and other trainees, work in interdisciplinary teams which provide patient care for specific populations. In Manitoba, Clinical Psychologists employed in the healthcare system are part of a large network of professional colleagues across the province, who provide mentoring and collegial support.