LEADERSHIP TEAM

The Leadership Team brings together members from psychiatry, psychology, and social work with expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy. The Team is committed to supporting the mental health community through promotion and implementation of the CBTm Classes.

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PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

Jitender Sareen MD

Dr. Sareen is Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. He has published extensively in the areas of military mental health, posttraumatic stress disorder, and First Nations mental health. He has extensive experience in providing cognitive behaviour therapy and supervision.


PROGRAM LEADERS:

Tanya Sala MD

Dr. Sala is a psychiatrist, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and the Neurosciences Course Leader in the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She serves as the Medical Director of the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program at the Health Sciences Centre, and the Medical Director of Quality in Adult Mental Health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Dr. Sala has more than 12 years of experience providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and has received specialized training at the Beck Institute. She has co-authored papers on anxiety and CBT, and wrote a book chapter on comorbid anxiety disorders and physical health conditions.

Debbie Whitney PhD

Dr. Whitney is a psychologist at the Operation Stress Injury Clinic of Winnipeg and an assistant professor with the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba. With over 25 years of experience providing CBT, she has expertise in working with individuals, couples and families. Her research focuses on recovery from traumatic stress, effectiveness of therapy via interactive videoconference, and secondary traumatic stress in trauma therapists

Jolene Kinley PhD

Dr. Kinley is a consulting psychologist with the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority and Assistant Professor with the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She completed a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Manitoba. She has been providing CBT services for 8 years to individuals across the lifespan. Areas of research include situation cognition and emotion, epidemiology of mood and anxiety disorders, and community program evaluation.

Cheryl Maxsom MSW

Ms. Maxsom is a therapist at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Winnipeg where she works with military members and police. She completed her Masters degree at the University of Manitoba in 2001 and she has over 10 years experience providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has expertise in working with individuals, couples and families.


PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

Jacquelyne Wong MA

Ms. Wong has a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is a research associate and project manager in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. Her research focuses on mental health conditions, treatment, and program evaluation. Ms. Wong has over 5 years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and works with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and work-related stress.