Sarah Germain, M.A.

PhD6, Clinical Psychology

Sarah is currently conducting her PhD Dissertation on the effect of Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT) on Externalizing Disorders versus Internalizing Disorders. She is interested in research on children, attachment, animal assisted therapies, and social community interventions.

[Sarah.Germain@ad.umanitoba.ca]

Jennifer BarnesM.A.

PhD4, Clinical Psychology 

Jenn completed her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Theule. Her thesis was a meta-analysis on the relationship between maternal psychopathology and infant attachment security.  She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology, and her research interests include refugee mental health, child psychopathology, attachment-based disorders, family systems, and early interventions.

[j.klauninger@gmail.com]

Brenna Henrikson, M.A.

PhD4, Clinical Psychology 

Brenna is currently completing her predoctoral internship at the University of Manitoba Clinical Health Psychology residency training program.  She completed her Master’s degree in 2017, with her dissertation focussed on the maturational and experiential effects on preterm infant speech development.  Her current dissertation research is focused on exploring parental reflective functioning in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and how broad autism phenotype in parents mediates this relationship.  Her research interests include parent-child attachment, child and adolescent psychopathology, infant speech development, and family systems.

[umhenrib@myumanitoba.ca]

Michelle Ward, M.A. 

PhD4, Clinical Psychology

Michelle completed her Master’s degree in school psychology and is now in her fourth year of the clinical psychology PhD program. Her dissertation research is focused on exploring the parental fit between maternal autism symptomology and child autism symptomology. Her current research interests include child and adolescent psychopathology, childhood adversity, attachment relationships, family systems, and women’s mental health.

[umward23@myumanitoba.ca]

Karis Cochrane, B.A. (Hons)

PhD1, Clinical Psychology 

Karis is currently entering into the first year of her PhD in the Clinical Psychology program. She graduated with her B.A. (honours) from the University of Manitoba in 2017, and will be graduating with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba in October 2020. Her M.A. research is exploring the relationship between parenting styles, parenting stress and family quality of life in parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her overarching research interests include early childhood interventions, developmental disorders, family systems, parenting stress, early child development, and child and adolescent psychopathology.

[cochra13@myumanitoba.ca]

Dana Ronaghan, B.A. (Hons)

MA2, Clinical Psychology 

Dana is currently in the second year of her Masters’ degree in the Clinical Psychology program. She completed her B.A (honours) at the University of Victoria in 2015. Dana’s honours thesis was on the topic of the types of goals that mothers and fathers promote to their children and the parenting styles that they use to promote those goals. Her current masters’ research uses meta-analysis to examine the association between marital satisfaction and coparenting quality. Her research interests include parenting, parent-child attachment, developmental disorders, child and adolescent psychopathology, and family systems.

[ronaghad@myumanitoba.ca]

Alyssa Romaniuk

MA1, School Psychology

Alyssa is currently in the first year of her Master’s degree in the School Psychology program. She graduated with her B.A. Honours degree at the University of Manitoba in 2020. Alyssa’s honours thesis examined how mothers of children with ASD, ADHD, and comorbid ASD and ADHD, differed in their levels of family quality of life. Her current research interests include parenting, parent-child relationships, children’s goal orientation, developmental disorders, and family systems.

[romaniu3@myumanitoba.ca]

Hannah Bartel

MA1, School Psychology

Hannah is currently in the first year of her Master’s degree in the School Psychology program. She completed her B.A (honours) at the University of Winnipeg in 2019. Hannah’s honours thesis explored the relationship between sexual education and feelings of sexual shame and guilt. Her research interests include parent-child attachment, developmental disorders, child and adolescent psychopathology, family systems, and parenting stress.

[bartelh@myumanitoba.ca]

Olivia Cadieux

Honours Student – 2019-2020

Olivia has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at the University of Manitoba and has plans to continue her education in speech-language pathology. Her research interests focus on individuals with developmental disabilities. For her thesis, Olivia explored symptoms associated with ASD, ADHD and ODD, to examine which disorder symptoms accounted for the largest proportion of variance in parenting stress.

[cadieuxo@myumanitoba.ca]

Danika Wiens

Honours Student – 2020-2021

Danika is currently in the final year of her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at the University of Manitoba. For her honours thesis, Danika will explore how employer support and social support impact job satisfaction and work-life balance. She plans to continue her education in School Psychology.

[wiensd38@myumanitoba.ca]

Ashleigh Janis

Honours Student – 2020-2021

Ashleigh is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) with the goal of pursuing a career in school psychology. For her honours thesis, she will be working under the advisement of Dr. Theule and Dana Ronaghan in exploring dimensions that contribute to healthy family functioning. Her research interests include family systems theory, family violence, and children’s rights.

[janisa@myumanitoba.ca]