Winnipeg Based Psychological Services
Relevant Work Experience
Dr. Bonin is a registered psychologist in both Manitoba (#372) and British Columbia (#2800). He completed an Bachelor of Arts (Honors Degree) at the University of Winnipeg and continued his education by completing a masters and doctorate degrees at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He completed his residency at the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba where he had the opportunity to better understand a Community-Based Consultation Service Delivery Model in small rural communities. He attained post doctorate work experience in a federal prison at Stony Mountain Institution where he worked closely with a variety of offenders.
Dr. Bonin is a published author in peer review journals and is in the process of writing a book. He was fortunate to be involved in a Health Canada, Internal Research Grant examining Cocaine Use in Canada and Treatment Recommendations. He has completed several presentations and chaired a number of symposia at international conferences. He has spent his career working in a variety of diverse environments with veterans, correctional officers, teachers, front line workers (e.g., nurses, paramedics), and with individuals enduring addiction. He has 12 years experience working in federal corrections, in addition to having held contracts in a community-based Employee Assistance Program (EAP (e.g., Blue Cross)) and a Not for Profit organization that focused on community services and trauma. Other work experiences include his working in medical rehabilitation facilities, halfway houses, and with Veteran Affairs.
Dr. Bonin held positions in management in the federal government and has supervised several Ph.D. candidates in his role of Chief of Psychology at Stony Mountain Institution and as Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is the sole proprietor of Moving Forward Psychological Services and has a passion offering therapeutic services to individuals who endure struggles with mental health.
As a registered psychologist in Winnipeg and British Columbia, Dr. Bonin has a special interest in working with clients who have endured complex trauma (physical, sexual, and psychological), occupational stress injury, and workplace stress / burnout. He has extensive experience working with individuals who experienced trauma at their place of employment and in their personal life. He has obtained a good understanding of current workplace challenges such as unhealthy work environments, as well as the struggles people have returning to work after having endured a moral and/or psychological injury.
"The paradox of trauma is that it has both the power to destroy and the power to transform and resurrect." - Peter A. Levine