Clinical Psychologists working in the healthcare system in Manitoba are salaried medical staff who hold privileges to practice in a health regions hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They 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. Most of the Clinical Psychologists working across the health regions are employed through the Clinical Health Psychology Program, and also hold faculty appointments as members of the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, unique in Canada as a department in a medical school. Accreditation Canada recognized this integrated academic connectivity, commending the Clinical Health Psychology Program
“…for its use of evidence based guidelines, best practice information, and research based information to guide practice… academic excellence paired with clinical service excellence is the hallmark of the program.”Accreditation Canada
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 beginning career through to 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
- Forensic Psychology
The role of Clinical Psychologists in our healthcare system
Clinical Psychologists, broadly including specialty areas such as neuro, health, child, and forensic psychology, provide comprehensive mental health and behavioral health care, with expertise in mental illness and developmental disorders, psychological processes in health, and behavior change to optimize wellness and resilience.
Clinical Psychologists use evidence-based psychological approaches for a broad range of medical and mental health conditions with the aim of mobilizing and empowering the individual or family to make and sustain changes, resulting in outcomes such as symptom reduction, recovery, and improved functioning and quality of life. They use standardized psychological tests as part of diagnostic and cognitive assessment. They develop and implement psychological therapies tailored for mental health and medical conditions.
Clinical Psychologists offer innovation in clinical services and provide expertise and leadership in interdisciplinary care teams in a variety of healthcare settings.