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

September 23rd 2021

Notice: False Facebook Account Impersonating Dr. Rebecca Broder
As the regulatory body for the practice of psychology, the Psychological Association of Manitoba is responsible for ensuring that the public can trust the profession of psychology and to feel assured that they can receive psychological services safely and competently. Recently, we learned of a Facebook page that espouses racist and anti-indigenous views that gives the appearance of being the Facebook page of a Registered Psychologist (Dr. Rebecca Broder). Dr. Broder has contacted us to state that this webpage was not created by her, that she unequivocally rejects the views stated in it, and that she has contacted the police. This Facebook page also does not accurately indicate her current office address. Dr. Broder has extensive experience providing psychological services to members of the indigenous community in Manitoba and she is a respected member of the psychology community. We are satisfied that this Facebook page was made by someone else who misrepresented themselves as Dr. Broder. We strongly denounce these racist views and acknowledge the harm they cause.

April 5th 2021

February 22, 2021 Dr. Richard Shore Surrender of Registration

The full Resolution and Order is available in the Disciplinary Findings section of the website.

March 24th 2021

In Memoriam Dr. Jim Nickels

We are saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Jim Nickels this past weekend in Winnipeg. Dr. Nickels (Ph.D., 1955, University of Missouri) played an instrumental role in the development of professional clinical psychology in the province of Manitoba. He was recruited to the University of Manitoba in 1967, where he served as a Professor in the Department of Psychology until his retirement in 2009. Dr. Nickels was the first Coordinator of the Clinical Training Program at the University of Manitoba and the Director of the Psychological Service Centre (1965-1971), which remains the psychology training clinic on the Ft. Garry campus . In 2018, Dr. Nickels was able to give the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary of Clinical Psychology Training Program that he had started. His intelligence, wit, and cheerfulness will be missed.

Harold R. Wallbridge Ph.D., C.Psych.
Psychological Service Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2
General office: (204) 474-9222
Fax: (204) 4746297

November 17th 2019

PAM Executive Council voted on Nov. 14, 2019 to adopt Part 2 of the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). As of January 1, 2021, all Candidates for registration will be required to pass both Parts 1 and 2 of the EPPP. Until that date, passing part 1 of the EPPP will meet that portion of the requirements for registration. There are no changes to any other registration requirements.

Candidates will be required to pass Part 1 of the examination before they can sit for Part 2. The exam is rolling out on November 1, 2020 and while candidates may wish to take it then (for the purposes of mobility), PAM will not require it until January 1, 2021.

Further information regarding Part 2 of the examination (along with an FAQ) can be found here at

The link above provides a good deal of important information about the exam, sample items, as well as an outline of the reduced fee for initial test takers. We recognize that this is a significant change to the examination requirements for registration as a Psychologist. It is however one that is in line with the need for an objective, valid, and reliable means of assessing entry level competence to practice. With two parts to the exam, the EPPP will now assess both the foundational knowledge (Part 1) and skills (Part 2) required for safe, ethical, and competent practice.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions you may have regarding this change to our examination requirements.

April 27th 2019

Please click on the links below to access the 2019 AGM powerpoint presentations:

Friesen 2019 AGM Presentation

Rothman 2019 AGM Presentation

May 23rd 2018

To better formalize a number of policy decisions made by PAM Council over time, a policy manual has been developed and can be reviewed here:

PAM Policy Manual

October 22nd 2017

To assist PAM Registrants in addressing concerns over Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Legislation and their responsibilities under that legislation, a Practice Advisory has been created and can be found here:

Medical Assistance in Dying Practice Advisory

Please contact the Registrar with any further questions or concerns you may have.

November 20th 2013

PAM 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:

Reporting Handbook