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  • PSYC 7320 - Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 8090 - Clinical Supervision in Psychology


I became fascinated by clinical psychology as a teenager after reading a novel about a psychologist who worked in a correctional facility and decided there and then that's what I would do - a decision I have never regretted. I had the opportunity as an undergrad to get a wonderful liberal arts education and as a grad student to study with some truly great minds and practitioners. After a post-doc at OISE/UT I had the good fortune to join the psychology department at UM in 1993 where I have worked ever since supervising undergraduate and graduate research students as well as graduate clinicians in-training and teaching a wide range of undergrad and graduate courses. For many years I had the privilege of serving as the Director of Clinical Training which brought me to work on the board of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs as well as the accreditation panel of the Canadian Psychological Association, all wonderful experiences. 


  • PhD (Clinical Psychology), University of Waterloo, 1991
  • BA Honours (Psychology), Queen's University, 1984


Research interests

  • Ego-threat: Its sources (narcissism, envy, shame, anxiety, depression) and how to soothe it with self-compassion
  • Clinical supervision: How it is learned and best practices
  • The teaching and learning of psychotherapy

Research affiliations/groups

  • Director, Soothing Ego - Threats and Supervision (SETS) Lab 

Selected publications


  • 2022 - Department of Psychology Teaching Award, University of Manitoba
  • 2017 - Merit Award for Service, University of Manitoba
  • 2001 - Merit Award for Service, University of Manitoba

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