• Valerie Krysanski
  • Clinical Health Psychology
    M033A Main Floor, Victoria General Hospital
    2340 Pembina Highway
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2E8

    Phone: 204-787-7424
    Fax: 204-940-8713

Research interests

  • Adult mental health
  • Attachment
  • Eating disorders
  • Lifespan
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality assessment  
  • Psychological assessment
  • Psychotherapy outcome research
  • Treatment engagement

Research summary

Dr. Krysanski’ s research interests include psychotherapy outcome research, particularly in the areas of mood disorders and group psychotherapy, as well as in examining the factors that impact treatment engagement in mental health services. She is also interested in eating disorders research, including examining the role of attachment and personality factors in treatment outcome.


Dr. Krysanski is a clinical and health psychologist and assistant professor in clinical health psychology at the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. She is also site lead for CHP at Victoria Hospital.

She currently provides inpatient consultation to medical and mental health units at Victoria Hospital, as well as outpatient cognitive and psychodiagnostic assessments. She also provides outpatient treatment for mood disorders.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Krysanski enjoys teaching and clinical supervision with medical students, doctoral psychology students and clinical psychology residents.

Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, Dr. Krysanski worked as a clinical psychologist at the Regional Centre for Eating Disorders, at the Ottawa Hospital, providing assessment, treatment, and consultation to individuals with eating disorders.


  • Post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (2006)
  • Doctor of philosophy, clinical psychology, University of North Dakota (2005)
  • Master of arts, University of North Dakota (2002)
  • Bachelor of arts, University of Manitoba (1998)

Contact us

Clinical Health Psychology
PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada