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

MA2, School Psychology

Alyssa is currently in the second 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. In her current research, Alyssa aims to examine differences between mothers and fathers of children with ADHD and their family quality of life. Her research interests include parenting, parent-child relationships, children’s goal orientation, developmental disorders, and family systems.

[romaniu3@myumanitoba.ca]

Hannah Bartel

MA2, School Psychology

Hannah is currently in the second 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. In her current research, Hannah will be exploring Canadian educator’s trauma-informed attitudes and knowledge as a way to better understand the use of trauma-informed education in Canadian schools. Her research interests include developmental disorders, child and adolescent psychopathology, childhood trauma, and social-emotional learning.

[bartelh@myumanitoba.ca]

Lara Penner-Goeke

MA1, Clinical Psychology

Lara is a first-year student in the Clinical Psychology Master’s program. She completed her B.A (Honours) at the University of Winnipeg in 2021. Lara’s honours thesis was a meta-analysis of group-based parenting programs for preschool aged children. Lara has held research positions in the Hearts and Minds Lab at the University of Manitoba and for the Trans Youth Can! project, a study examining outcomes for transgender youth seeking clinical care. Her research interests include parent-child relationships, developmental disorders, and evaluating interventions to increase family wellbeing.

Emily Hogan

MA1, Clinical Psychology

Emily is in the first year of her Master’s degree in the Clinical Psychology program. She graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with her B.Sc. (Honours) in 2019, followed by her Master’s degree in Applied Psychological Science (Co-operative) in 2021. Emily’s current research interests include family systems, parent mental health, parent-child relationships, and lifespan psychopathology.

Cari Slayen

Honours

Cari received the Undergraduate Research Award this summer and is currently working on a project looking at the interaction between parenting stress and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Cari will be entering her final year of the B.A. Honours program in Fall 2021 and her thesis will examine the roles of social support and parenting stress among ASD, ADHD, and typically developing populations. Her research interests include parenting stress, parent-child relationships, developmental disorders, and child and adolescent psychopathology.

[slayenc@myumanitoba.ca]

Taryn Gaulke

Honours

Taryn received the Undergraduate Research Award (URA) for the summer and is helping with various projects. She is currently in her final year of the Bachelor of Arts Honours program and she hopes to pursue a career in School Psychology. Taryn’s honours thesis will examine parent depression as a predictor of coparenting quality in families of children with ASD and ADHD. Her research interests include family systems, developmental disorders, parent-child relationships, parenting stress, and social-emotional development.

[gaulket@myumanitoba.ca]