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, M.A.

PhD1, Clinical Psychology 

Karis will be entering into the second year of her PhD in the Clinical Psychology program next Fall 2021. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in October 2020. Her Current Dissertation research is focused on exploring family quality of life and parenting stress accross the lifespan, in parents of children 2-18 years of age with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her overarching research interests include early childhood interventions, developmental disorders, family systems, parenting stress, family quality of life, and early child development.

[cochra13@myumanitoba.ca]

Dana Ronaghan, M.A.

PhD1, Clinical Psychology 

Dana is currently in her first year the Clinical Psychology PhD program. She graduated with her M.A in February 2021, with her dissertation examining the association between marital satisfaction and coparenting quality through meta-analysis. In her current research, Dana aims to explore the association between coparenting quality and family quality of life in families of children with autism spectrum disorder, families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and families of typically developing children. 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]

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]