Clinical Team

 

Lawrence Ellerby

Dr. Ellerby is a registered psychologist and Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. In his clinical practice he provides assessment and treatment for adults with a range of mental health and behavioural concerns such as those related to trauma, addictions, sexual behaviour problems, anger and aggression and other emotional regulation difficulties, relationship problems and workplace distress and wellness. Dr. Ellerby specializes in forensic psychology and has published articles and book chapters in this area and frequently provides consultation and training for child welfare, mental health, law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ellerby provides individual, couple and group therapy. His clinical orientation is relational, holistic and strengths-based and includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and multisystemic approaches. Dr. Ellerby has extensive experience providing services to First Nation peoples and blending contemporary psychotherapy with Aboriginal spiritual processes of healing.

 

David Kolton

Dr. Kolton is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. In his clinical practice he provides assessment and treatment for adults with a range of mental health and behavioural concerns such as those related to trauma, childhood abuse, workplace conflict/burnout, alcohol and drug addictions, problematic sexual behaviour, relationship and communication problems, depression, stress, anxiety, and anger.

In his general clinical psychology practice, Dr. Kolton provides a range of psychological assessment services including:  psychological injury and disability evaluations; parenting assessments; assessments of cognitive, adaptive and personality functioning; and psycho-diagnostic evaluations.  His intervention services focus on providing individual therapy that is holistic and strengths-based, and includes a cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused underpinning.

 

Daniel Rothman

Dr. Rothman is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist and formerly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, College of Medicine, at the University of Manitoba. In his clinical practice he provides assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health and behaviour concerns such as those related to trauma, childhood abuse, child & adolescent behaviour problems, depression, stress, anxiety, anger and developmental problems (including autism spectrum disorders).  Dr. Rothman has provided assessment, treatment, and consultation services in child protection, hospital and correctional settings.  He has published articles and book chapters on these and other topics and frequently provides training for child welfare, mental health and criminal justice professionals locally, nationally and internationally.

In addition to his forensic/legal work, Dr. Rothman provides a range of psychological assessment services including:  psychological injury and disability evaluations; parenting assessments; assessments of cognitive, adaptive and personality functioning; and psycho-diagnostic evaluations.  His intervention services include individual therapy, parent/caregiver consultation, and family therapy that are tailored to the needs of the individual and/or family.  His orientation to treatment is holistic and strengths-based and includes cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and multisystemic approaches.

 

Bobbi Walling

Dr. Bobbi Walling received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 2012. She completed her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and has provided assessment, treatment and consultation services to adults, children and families in hospital, community, child welfare and school systems in Winnipeg. Dr. Walling has clinical experience providing individual and group therapy to children and adults with anxiety disorders, treating adults with depression and co-occurring mental health concerns, providing individual and group treatment for couples in high conflict or abusive relationships, and working with individuals adjusting to chronic illness or other major life stressors.

Dr. Walling has special interest in the treatment of children and adults with anxiety and mood disorders, and consultation to assist parents in developing strategies for managing child anxiety and other behaviour concerns. Her research has focused on child internalizing problems, parenting, and the role of psychosocial stress in child physical and mental health outcomes.

 

Laura Jakul

Dr. Jakul is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist. She completed her clinical residency at the Yale University School of Medicine in 2010 and graduated with her Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in 2011. Prior to joining the FPS team on a full time basis in 2012, she provided psychological assessment, consultation and treatment services at the St. Boniface General Hospital, the Grace General Hospital, for the Correctional Service of Canada at Stony Mountain Institution, for the Assiniboine Psychological Group, and for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Dr. Jakul’s clinical experience includes assessment of psychological and personality issues; learning, memory, or cognitive impairment; diagnostic evaluations for behaviour or learning problems and/or developmental delays; treatment for depression, anxiety and acting out problems; treatment for individuals with brain injury or psychogenic movement disorders; and treatment for eating disorders. She currently provides a range of psychological assessment and treatment services for adolescents and adults with behaviour problems and other major mental health issues. Her research and clinical interests focus on depression, anxiety, the impact of trauma, eating disorders, the role of psychological resilience in recovery, mindfulness, severe mental illness, and substance abuse problems.

 

Jason Brancewicz-Lloyd

Mr. Jason Brancewicz-Lloyd is a therapist serving the Westman area who is involved in the treatment and assessment of high risk and high need individuals. He has been involved in the treatment and assessment of adolescent, developmentally delayed and adult male individuals struggling with sexual behaviour problems since 1996 and has worked with individuals, groups and families in the treatment and assessment of sexual abuse. Mr. Brancewicz-Lloyd came to FPS with experience working in the child welfare system, criminal justice system and private agencies offering services to high need individuals. He graduated from Brandon University in 2006 with a Bachelor of First Nations and Aboriginal Counselling and in 2010 graduate with his Masters of Education in Guidance and Counselling. Mr. Brancewicz-Lloyd’s clinical interest rests in the assessment and treatment of developmentally delayed individuals and youth struggling with sexual behaviour problems. He is also interested in the impact of trauma on child development, the development of pedophilic interest in adults, the treatment of child pornography offenders and the treatment of denied child abuse in family reunification.

 

Cristina Dueck

Ms. Dueck is a part-time therapist with FPS serving the Westman area. She has provided clinical services to children, youth and adults with various, and typically high needs for over nine years. Cristina graduated from Augustana University College in 2003 with her bachelor of arts in psychology and in 2010 with her masters in counselling psychology from Lethbridge University. Her practice, training and clinical expertise includes supporting clients address issues related to emotion management (anxiety, depression, stress, anger), trauma and behavioural management. Cristina’s clinical practice involves an integrated and eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing the therapeutic modalities that best fit for the individual client and issues being addressed. This has included using modalities such as art and play therapy, photography in therapy and practicing from a culturally informed perspective. Cristina believes that individuals need to be nurtured, educated and empowered in order to make changes and that self-discovery and acceptance is key in an individual’s healing process.