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Corey Mackenzie, Ph.D., C. Psych   Lab Director

Corey received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Queen's University. He completed his clinical training at Baycrest and joined the Department of Counseling Psychology at OISE/University of Toronto before joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Corey is currently a Professor, a Research Affiliate with the Centre on Aging, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Director of Clinical Training of the UofM's clinical psychology program. When he's not busy with the lab Corey spends loves spending time with his family and friends, heading out on his road bike, and listening to music.


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Brooke Beatie   Ph.D. Candidate

Brooke is in the second year of the PhD program in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. Brooke’s primary research interest is in mental health help-seeking and service utilization among older adults. Her dissertation research is focused on exploring mild cognitive impairment (MCI) caregivers’ identity, mental health, and support needs. This research is funded by a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship and the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging. Her enthusiasm for research is equally matched by her passion and dedication to develop her abilities as a clinician. Brooke is currently completing a practicum at the Anxiety Disorder’s Clinic at St. Boniface Hospital. Following completion of her doctoral studies, Brooke plans to work with the public in a mental health or hospital setting. In addition to her interests in clinical work and research, Brooke likes to spend her free time outdoors and at the lake. 


Maia Kredentser   Ph.D. Candidate

Maia Kredentser is currently in the 5th year of the PhD program in clinical psychology. Maia’s primary research interest is in psychological issues in end-of-life care for patients with chronic and terminal illness and their caregivers. This research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging. After completing her degree Maia hopes to find employment as a clinician researcher working in a hospital setting. Outside of research and clinical work, Maia enjoys spending time with her family and friends (human and feline), and tries to keep up-to-date on celebrity gossip and Netflix.


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Ryan Nicholson   Ph.D. Candidate

Ryan is currently in the 6th year of the PhD program in clinical psychology. His main research interest lies in the field of pathological gambling as well as its correlates and associated anxiety disorders. Ryan's research is funded by the Manitoba Gambling Research Program and the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission. Ryan is currently completing his predoctoral internship at the UofM's Department of Clinical Health Psychology residency program. Following his doctoral work, he plans to pursue a career as a clinician while staying involved in teaching. Apart from psychology, Ryan enjoys playing sports and drinking more coffee than he probably should.


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Lindsay Berard  M.A. Candidate

Lindsay is finishing the first year of the MA program in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. Her Master's thesis research, which is funded by SSHRC, will focus on whether the Network Episode Model can be applied to better understand older adults' mental health service use.  Additional research and clinical interests involve how significant life and/or health care changes affect mental health.  Outside of her department and university service, Lindsay volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba and Make-A-Wish Canada, improving the mental health of families utilizing these services.  In a former life Lindsay had a successful career as an Interior Designer, and continues to fill her free time with creative projects.


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Belal Zia   M.A. Candidate

Belal will begin the first year of the MA program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba this Fall. Belal is in the first year of the M.A. program in clinical psychology. He is mainly interested in mental health service use in older adults from immigrant and ethnic populations. Belal can usually be found grooming his beard with a book in hand and funky socks on his feet.


Lab Alumni

  • Julie Erickson, Ph.D. graduated in 2017 and is currently in private practice with the Forest Hill Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Toronto, Ontario
  • Kristin Reynolds, Ph.D. graduated in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba
  • Christine Henriksen, Ph.D. graduated in 2016 , completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McLean Hospital/Harvard University, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba
  • Renée El-Gabalawy, Ph.D. graduated in 2015 and is working as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba
  • Lisa Dreger, Ph.D. graduated in 2014 and is currently in private practice as the Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Institute of Manitoba (CBTI)
  • Tiffany Lippens, Ph.D. graduated in 2011 and is a clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba
  • Eric Karaoylas, M.A. completed his Master's degree in 2010 and is currently working at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAM-H) and completing his Ph.D. in counselling psychology at OISE/University of Toronto
  • Amber Mather, M.A. completed her Master's degree in 2009 and then pursued her degree in medicine at the University of Manitoba
  • Ursula Wiprzycka, M.A. completed her Master's degree in 2007 and is working in private practice in Toronto
  • Patricia Poulin, Ph.D. graduated in 2007 and is working as a clinician scientist in the Chronic Pain Unit at The Ottawa Hospital.