Psychological Association of Manitoba
The Psychological Association of Manitoba (PAM) is the provincial regulatory organization for the practice of all branches of Psychology in the province of Manitoba. PAM is legally constituted to register or certify Psychologists for the practice of psychology in all service settings. PAM certifies individuals as Psychologists (Registered Members), Psychological Associates (Associate Members), and as Psychologist Candidates or Psychological Associate Candidates (Candidate Members). Only Psychologists and Psychological Associates (Independent Practice) may practice independently. Other Associates and Candidates must practice under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist. Registered Psychologists can be identified by their use of the "C.Psych." professional designation which indicates that they hold a certificate of registration as a psychologist with PAM.
Consumers of psychological services should confirm the regulatory standing of their psychological service providers with PAM and whether they are registered by PAM to practice independently or under supervision.The Registrar may be contacted for information about registration by clicking here
Please Note: P.A.M does not offer a referral service.
If you wish to begin working with a Psychologist, please click on the box labelled "Find a Psychologist" to the right and you will be forwarded to the website of the Manitoba Psychological Society. There you may access an online referral directory for both publicly funded Psychologists, and those in private practice (who have self identified the types of clinical issues with which they can assist). Please note that PAM makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of the information self-reported by practitioners in the referral directory on the MPS website.
If you wish to see if someone is currently registered with PAM, click on the box labelled PAM Registrant Search, and you will be taken to our searchable Database of Registrants. There you can find the registration status of any current PAM Registrant, along with her/his contact information and self-declared areas of competence.
Psychological Association of Manitoba
News and Announcements
November 20th 2013PAM Executive Council has voted to endorse a recently published Reporting of Child Protection and Child Abuse Handbook and Protocols for Manitoba Service Providers, issued by the Provincial Advisory Committee on Child Abuse. Please take the time to review this handbook by clicking on the link below:
February 28th 2013The PAM AGM will be held Tuesday April 23rd, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at The Greenwood Inn (1715 Wellington Ave.). There will be an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from 5-6, followed by the Business portion of the meeting at 6, and dinner at 7. Please RSVP (email@example.com) if you are planning to attend the dinner.
Committee reports will be available soon, for your perusal and reprinting. Please check back here for updates. There will be no paper copies available at the meeting this year, so please print out the reports you would like to bring to the meeting.
2013 PAM AGM Reports
August 14th 2012As highlighted in the latest edition of the Manitoba Psychologist, PAM and MASP have made considerable progress towards the devlopment of a School Psychology registration roster. The details of this progress are outlined in a recent letter to Mr. Milton Sussman, Deputy Minister of Health, which you can read below.
Letter to MB Health
July 8th 2012PAM Executive Council has recently received legislative approval to create a category of registration, for those wishing to practice in Manitoba, on a time limited basis. Information regarding the requirements for this category of registration, along with application instructions, can be found at the "Application Forms" link under "Prospective members", on the left hand side of the PAM Home Page.
August 1st 2011In order to provide guidance to our registrants who elect to provide psychological services through electronic means (i.e., practice TelePsychology), PAM Council recently voted to adopt Standards for the Provision of TelePsychology as developed by the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO). These standards may be found by clicking on the "TelePsychology Standards" link found under "Members of the Association" to the left.
October 20th 2010The Manitoba government has directed PAM and the Manitoba Association of School Psychologists (MASP) to work together to develop proposed language for the portions of the new Psychology Regulation which will govern the practice of School Psychology in Manitoba. PAM and MASP have begun discussions on the selection of a mediator, to assist in launching these discussions. Below you will find recent correspondence on this matter. Further information on this issue will be circulated to all PAM members shortly, however please feel free to contact the Registrar or any member of Executive Council with questions around this process.
September 1st 2010The PAM CE Sub-Committee and Executive Council have approved a form to assist members in documenting CE hours at events where written certificates of attendance are not provided. Please refer to the link at left, under "Members of the Association" called Continuing Education, to obtain this form. As well, we have now posted a revised set of FAQs regarding CE, which also can be accessed through the link at the left, "Members of the Association" under "Continuing Education".
May 10th 2010Members are encouraged to review recent amendments to PAM By-Laws, found at the links below.
Amendments to PAM By-Law #1
Amendments to PAM By-Law #2