Marilyn Fitzpatrick

Title: 
Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Contact Information
Email address: 
marilyn.fitzpatrick [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-3476
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., McGill University

M.Ed. McGill University

B.A., University of Toronto

Research areas: 
Psychotherapy process research
Progress or outcomes monitoring in psychotherapy
Values clarification in therapy
Area of expertise: 
Selected publications: 

Journal Articles

Fitzpatrick, M. (2012). Blurring Practice-Research Boundaries using Progress Monitoring: A Personal Introduction to this issue of Canadian Psychology, Canadian Psychology, 53, 75-81.

Irving, J.S., Park, J., & Fitzpatrick, M., Dobkin, P.L., & Chen, A. (2012). Experiences of health care professionals enrolled in Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice: A grounded theory model. Mindfulness, DOI 10.1007/s12671-012-0147-9.

Hutman, H., Konieczna, K. A., Kerner, E., Armstrong, C. R., & Fitzpatrick, M. (2012). Indicators of relatedness in adolescent male groups: Toward a qualitative description. The Qualitative Report, 17(Art. 30), 1-23. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR17/hutman.pdf

Tellides-Jaffee, C., Fitzpatrick, M., Drapeau, M., Bracewell, M., Chamodraka, M. & Marini, N. (2012). The manifestation of transference during early psychotherapy sessions: Exploring an alternate data source for therapist narratives in transference research. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: Linking research with practice, 12. DOI:10.1080/14733145.2011.638081

Lewandowski, M., D'Iuso, D., Blake, E., Fitzpatrick, M., Drapeau, M. (2011). The relationship between therapeutic engagement, cognitive errors, and coping action patterns: An exploratory study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 11, 284-290. doi: 10.1080/14733145.2010.531280.

Fitzpatrick, M. & Armstrong, C. (2010). Beyond the tip of the iceberg: Exploring the potential of the MEM and aftercare e-mail themes. Psychotherapy Research, 20, 86-89.

Fitzpatrick, M., Kovalak, A. L., & Weaver, A. (2010). How trainees develop an integrative theory of practice: A process model of tentative identifications. Counseling and Psychotherapy Research, 93-102.

Janzen, J., Fitzpatrick, M., Drapeau, M., & Blake, E. (2010). The relationship between client attachment and therapist interventions in client-nominated relationship building incidents. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 44, 363-382.

Fitzpatrick, M., Janzen, J., Chamodraka, M., Gamberg, S., & Blake, E. (2009). Client Relationship Incidents in Early Therapy: Doorways to Collaborative Engagement. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 654-665.

D'Iuso, D., Blake, E., Fitzpatrick, M., & Drapeau, M. (2009). Cognitive errors, coping patterns, and the therapeutic alliance: A pilot study of in session process. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 9, 108-114.

Romano, V. Fitzpatrick, M. & Janzen, J. (2009). Volunteer Client Attachment Moderates the Relationship between Trainee Therapist Attachment and Therapist Interventions. Psychotherapy Research, 19, 666-676.

Fitzpatrick, M., & Irranejad, S. (2008). Adolescent alliances and readiness for change. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86, 438-445.

Fitzpatrick, M. & Stalikas, A. (2008). Integrating positive emotions into theory, research, and practice: A new challenge for psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 248-258.

Fitzpatrick, M. & Stalikas, A. (2008). Positive emotions as generators of therapeutic change. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 137-154.

Stalikas, A. & Fitzpatrick, M. (2008). Positive emotions in psychotherapy theory, research, and practice: New kid on the block. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 18, 155-166.

Janzen, J., Fitzpatrick, M., & Drapeau, M. (2008). Processes involved in client-nominated relationship building incidents: Client attachment, attachment to therapist, and session impact. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45, 377-390.

Tellides, C., Fitzpatrick, M., Drapeau, M., Bracewell, R., Janzen, J., & Jaouich, A. (2008). The manifestation of transference during early psychotherapy sessions. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 8, 85-92

Romano, V., Fitzpatrick, M., & Janzen, J. (2008). The secure base hypothesis: Global attachment, attachment to counselor, and session exploration in psychotherapy. Journal of Counseling Psychology.55, 495-504.

Kerner, E., & Fitzpatrick, M. (2007). Integrating Writing into Psychotherapy Practice: A Matrix of Change Processes and Structural Dimensions Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 333-346.

Fitzpatrick, M. & Chamodraka, M. (2007). Participant critical events: A multi-perspective method for identifying and isolating significant therapeutic incidents. Psychotherapy Research, 17, 622-627.

De Stefano, J., D’Iuso, N. T., Blake, E., Fitzpatrick, M., Drapeau, M, & Chamodraka, M. (2007). Trainees’ experiences of impasses in counselling and the impact of group supervision on their resolution: A pilot study. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 7, 42-47.

Fitzpatrick, M., Janzen, J., Chamodraka, M., & Park, J. (2006). Client critical incidents in the process of early alliance development: A positive emotion-exploration spiral. Psychotherapy Research, 16, 486-498.

Dumont, F. & Fitzpatrick, M. (2005). Fault lines in the great EST debate. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 67-82.

Fitzpatrick, M., Iwakabe, S., & Stalikas, A. (2005). Perspective Divergence in the Working Alliance, Psychotherapy Research, 69-80.

Fitzpatrick, M. Stalikas, A., & Iwakabe, S. (2001). Examining counselor interventions and client progress in the context of the therapeutic alliance. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 160-170.

Dumont, F., & Fitzpatrick, M. (2001). The real relationship: Schemas, stereotypes, and personal history. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 38, 12-20.

Stalikas, A., and Fitzpatrick, M. (1996). The relationship between counsellor interventions, client experiencing, and strength of feeling: An exploratory study. Canadian Journal of Counselling 30, 262-271.

Smith, D., and Fitzpatrick, M. (1995). Boundary issues in counseling and psychotherapy: An integrative review of theory and research. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice 26, 499-507.