Program Information: Clinical Health Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1809
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Manitoba Clinical Psychology Residency
Department: Clinical Health Psychology
Address: PZ-350, 771 Bannatyne Avenue
Health Sciences Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Winnipeg
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 204-237-2335x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Patricia Furer
Chief Psychologist: Lesley Graff
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 54
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 60404
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Membership in PARIM (Professional Association of Residents and Interns in Manitoba) Optional protected research time:1/2 day per week for up to 12 months
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of interviews by e-mail on December 3, 2021 (CCPPP interview notification date). Interviews will be scheduled for the week of January 10-14, 2022. Individual interviews will be arranged with major rotation supervisors and current residents. Small group meetings (4-6 applicants) will be held with the Training Director. Due to COVID-19, all interviews will be conducted virutally using ZOOM. We will not be doing any in-person interviews. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In the last few years, we have matched with applicants from these programs: Antioch University of New England, Concordia University, Dalhousie University, Indiana University, Memorial University, Queen's University, Ryerson, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, UBC-Okanagan, University of Calgary, University of Guelph, University of Manitoba, University of New Brunswick, University of Ottawa, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toledo, University of Toronto-Scarborough, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and York University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: All residents must be double vaccinated for COVID-19
Program Description

The Department of Clinical Health Psychology is both an academic department within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences (Max Rady College of Medicine) at the University of Manitoba, and a Clinical Program within the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  We are accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association through 2023-24.  The goal of our residency is to train generalist clinical psychologists with skills to work in both mental health and clinical health psychology. Applicants may apply to one or more of the following six different streams or areas of emphasis: Adult (4 residents) , Adult Health (1 resident), Child and Adolescent (3) , Adult Neuropsychology (1), Rural-Generalist (2) , and Rural-Adult Lifespan (1). Our program has now expanded to a total of 12 residency positions. 

We are very excited to be offering a new stream, Adult Health Psychology, for the 2022-23 year. This stream will focus  on health psychology assessment, consultation, and intervention, with various health populations including chronic pain, bariatric surgery, and GI diseases. In keeping with our generalist training philosophy, residents in the Health stream will also  work with patients with primary mental health issues to round out their training.

Across all streams, majpr rotations will focus on assessment/consultation and evidence-based intervention (mental health and/or health psychology focus), with diverse patient populations and presenting problems. Minor rotations provide opportunties for increased range of training experiences. All 12 residents participate in weekly seminars on professional and clinical issues, case presentations, and teaching rounds.  Residents have opportunity to be involved in teaching of medical students as well as clinical supervision of clinical psychology practicum students. Ample opportunities exist for interprofessional education and academic enrichment by virtue of our department's organization within the University of Manitoba's Max Rady College of Medicine. 

Please note that our program follows all APPIC regulations, including use of the Standardized Reference Letter (SRL) format (previously the CCPPP Standardized Reference Letter). Applicants should direct their reference writers to the APPIC website for access and instructions on how to use the SRL.

Please vist us online at

to see our full brochure and for highlights of Winnipeg and Manitoba.  Please contact the Training Director, Dr. Patricia Furer, at  if you have any questionsa about our residency program.

All residents must be double vaccinated for COVID-19

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Please note that exposure to different clinical populations will vary depending on the Stream to which residents are enrolled. For the most accurate descriptions of clinical rotations and experiences, please see our brochure (on the website).

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 93 101 91 112 101
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 68 70 69 68 68
Total number of interns: 8 8 11 11 11
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 8 11 11 11
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 8 11 10 10
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 8 11 11 11
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 8 11 6 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45 28 56 107 61
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 2 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 3 0
Other Medical Center: 3 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 1 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0