Lawrence Ellerby, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Lawrence Ellerby, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Psychologist


Clinical Director

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Dr. Ellerby has been involved in the development and delivery of programs for the assessment and treatment of violent and sexual offenders since 1987. With a doctorate in psychology from the University of Manitoba, Dr. Ellerby is a registered psychologist specializing in forensic psychology. He is a consultant for the Canadian Child Protection Center, a trainer for the Canadian Police College and a Lecturer for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Ellerby has worked extensively with Aboriginal people who have been involved in the criminal justice system and has worked with traditional healers to blend western treatment with cultural spiritual healing. His clinical interests have long focused on issues relevant to the treatment of sexual and violent offenders with specific topics including: the importance of the therapeutic alliance in offender treatment; the use of a holistic model of treatment; treatment and risk management with sexual murders and sexual sadists; issues related to the impact of working with violent and sexual offenders on criminal justice and mental health professionals; and how to maintain wellness working in this challenging field.

He has published articles and book chapters related to these topics and given invited addresses in Canada, the United States and Europe. Dr. Ellerby is the recipient of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association’s National Crime Prevention Award for his practice’s innovative contributions to sexual offender treatment. As of January 2010 Lawrence commences a two-year term as the President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).


  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Psychology- University of Manitoba, 1998
  • Master of Arts Degree, Psychology – University of Manitoba, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Psychology – University of Manitoba, 1983

Practice Areas

  • Adult Treatment & Assessment
  • Consultation and Training
  • Indigenous Spiritual Healing
  • Healthy Homes