Assiniboine Psychological Group

1218 Lorette, Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 1W5

Clinical Psychologist

About Vivienne C. Rowan Ph.D., C.Psych.

Dr. Vivienne Rowan is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders and related conditions. She is the director of the Assiniboine Psychological Group, a multi-disciplinary team of mental health care specialists.

Dr. Rowan received her master's degree in Experimental and Applied Behaviour Analysis and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from the University of Manitoba and the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

She was instrumental in developing the first clinics in anxiety and trauma in the western Canada. Her special interests are in post traumatic stress and obsessive compulsive disorders, and in disability management.

Professional Experience

10/08 – present Peer Support Training specialist for National Support Network for Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders Canada

01/94 – present Assiniboine Psychological Group
Founder and director of a multidisciplinary group of mental health care specialists providing cognitive behavioural assessments and treatment to all ages who experience anxiety, depression, trauma (e.g., motor vehicle, industrial and airplane accidents, military operational stress and natural disasters), grief, and related psychological problems.

10/05 – 05/06 Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
Volunteer with Non Government Agency (NGO) training local psychologists and community mental health workers in assessing and treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in survivors of the tsunami and civil war.

11/02 – present Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of MB Inc.
Co-founder of a not-for-profit clinic developed to provide evidence-based treatments and to support research and program evaluation for anxiety disorders and related health problems.

09/00 – 09/01  National Acting Clinical Director to Health Canada Medical Services Branch Critical Incident Stress Management Services
Reviewed and approved assessment and treatment protocols developed by clinical psychologists providing therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder across Canada.

01/90 – 06/99  Clinical Psychologist in a partnership with The Stress and Anxiety Clinic
Provided cognitive-behavioural assessments and treatment to all ages with stress, anxiety disorders, and related psychological problems.

09/89 - 01/95   Clinical Psychologist - Grace General Hospital, Department of Psychology
Provided clinical services to adult outpatients and acute care inpatient ward.

02/88 - 07/88   Clinical Psychologist - Deer Lodge Centre, Geriatric Psychiatry
Provided consultations to multidisciplinary team working with elderly in community for anxiety and affective disorders, dementia, and substance abuse.

07/83 - 08/86   Behaviour Therapist - St.Boniface General Hospital, Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Provided assessments and short-term treatment to individuals, couples, and families; led groups; designed and conducted research, taught psychiatry residents, and consulted to other disciplines (e.g., geriatric medicine).

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Academic Background

03/1992 - Registered as Certified Clinical Psychologist with Behavioural Scientist Speciality

10/1989 The University of Manitoba: Received Ph.D., A.P.A. accredited program
Major: Clinical Psychology / Minor: Experimental & Applied Behaviour Analysis

08/86 - 09/87 The Medical College of Pennsylvania / Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Clinical & Behavioural psychology internship / A.P.A. approved clinical psychology program

10/1982 The University of Manitoba: Received M.A.
Major: Clinical Psychology /  Minor: Experimental & Applied Behaviour Analysis

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Training Workshops for Mental Health Care Profressionals

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Training Workshops for Mental Health Care Professionals
Dr. Rowan provides Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training for professionals working in mental health care. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training has been sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and counselling facilities such as Astra Zeneca, Glaxo Smith Kline Inc., Pfizer, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Shepell fgi, and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Clinical Expert in Psychology on Multi-Disciplinary Panels

01/07 – 10/10  New Veterans Charter Advisory Council – Mental Health Consultant
Consultant and chairperson of the Rehabilitation Committee

10/00 – 03/05  Veterans Affairs Canada - Canadian Forces Advisory Council Consultant and chair person of the Transition to Civilian Services Committee

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Dr. Rowan Photo

Dr. Rowan Photo