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]

Kylee Hurl, M.A. 

PhD5, Clinical Psychology

The majority of Kylee’s research in the lab focuses on early interventions for infant, toddlers, and preschool children, with a focus on interventions based in attachment theory. She has also been involved in studies examining the comorbidities and associated factors of ADHD.

[Kylee.Hurl@umanitoba.ca]

Kristene Cheung, M.A.

PhD4, Clinical Psychology 

Kristene is currently completing her predoctoral internship at The Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency. Her dissertation research is focused on paternal depression and family functioning. Her research interests include parental psychopathology, parenting, child and adolescent psychopathology, childhood adversity, and family systems.

[Kristene.Cheung@umanitoba.ca]

Jennifer BarnesM.A.

PhD3, 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]

Michelle Ward, M.A. 

PhD2, Clinical Psychology

Michelle completed her Master’s degree in school psychology and is now in her second 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]

Brenna Henrikson, M.A.

PhD2, Clinical Psychology 

Brenna is currently in the second year of her PhD in the Clinical Psychology 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]

Karis Cochrane, B.A. (Hons)

MA1, Clinical Psychology 

Karis is currently in the first year of her M.A. in the Clinical Psychology program. She graduated with her B.A. (honours) from the University of Manitoba in 2017. Karis worked as a research coordinator at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba for a 1-year term in 2017-2018, studying the psychopathology rates among children with minor traumatic brain injuries. Her M.A. research is exploring the relationship between parenting styles and parenting satisfaction 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)

MA1, Clinical Psychology 

Dana is currently in the first 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 research interests include parenting, parent-child attachment, developmental disorders, child and adolescent psychopathology, and family systems.

[ronaghad@myumanitoba.ca]

Sara Clement, B.A. (Hons)

Research Assistant – 2018-2019

Sara is a former B.A. Honours student at the University of Manitoba and currently working as a Research Assistant for the FDPL lab. This past academic year, she completed her Honours thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Theule. Sara’s thesis was a meta-analysis which examined the overall concordance between maternal and paternal attachment classification. Her research interests include attachment theory as well as child behavioural disorders. Sara has volunteered for the FDPL lab, having recently assisted in updating a Masters level meta-analysis examining attachment interventions as well as assisting in reference searching for a PhD level meta-analysis on the rate of infant attachment classifications.

[clement5@myumanitoba.ca]

Rachel Gortzen, B.Sc. (Hons)

Honours Student – 2018-2019

Rachel is a second-degree student and is currently in her final year of her honours degree. For her honours thesis, Rachel is completing a meta-analysis on the effectiveness of family-based treatment in adolescents with eating disorders. She plans to apply for graduate school this fall in order to continue her education following graduation.

[goertz22@myumanitoba.ca]