Governance of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Governance is the means by which the Department is formally organized and managed. Below you will find the structure for both administrative and academic procedures, and by whom decisions are made within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and the Faculty of Education.

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Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Administrative Office

The Chair is the head of the Department and is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, following a formal search process. The initial appointment term is for 3 years. The appointment may be renewed. Please note the current Chair of the Department is Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky.

Graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs of the Department are led by Graduate and Undergraduate Program Directors. The Chair appoints the Program Directors.

ECP Administrative Staff:

Departmental Standing Committees

Please find below the following committees: Executive Committee, Departmental Meetings, Departmental Tenure Committee (DTC), Graduate Awards Committee, Program Committees, Clinic Advisory Committee, and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Committee.

The Executive Committee
Composition: Mandate:

The Department Chair, Graduate Program Directors of the five major program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, Master of Education in Educational Psychology, and School/Applied Child Psychology), and two elected graduate students (representing the professional and the non-professional programs).

Chaired by a member of the committee other than the Department Chair.

To render decisions about programs, courses, search committee representation, ad hoc committee formation, graduate funding allocation, and general policies and procedures to be adopted by the department.

This committee meets once a month during the fall and winter terms, preceding the monthly department meetings.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Department Chair
Dr. Martin Drapeau, Counselling Psychology Graduate Program Director
Dr. Nathan Hall, Learning Sciences Graduate Program Director
Dr. Tara Flanagan, M.Ed. Educational Psychology Concentrations Graduate Program Director
Dr. Ingrid SladeczekHuman Development Graduate Program Director
Dr. Steven Shaw, School/Applied Child Psychology Representative
Ms. Samantha Ryan, Administrative Officer
Ms. Angela Ngaira, Graduate Program Administrator
Ms. Charlotte McCaffrey, Frontline Administrative Coordinator
Student Representative (non-professional programs) TBD
Student Representative (professional programs) TBD

2019-2020 Executive Committee Meeting Dates (Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM in room 519)
September 5, 2019
October 3, 2019
November 7, 2019
December 5, 2019
January 16, 2020
February 6, 2020
February 28, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions (TBC - exceptionally scheduled on Friday)
March 12, 2020
April 9, 2020

Department Meetings
Composition: Description:

Departmental meetings are open to all members of the department (Faculty members, other academic staff, and students).

 

To discuss policy, procedures and business arising within the Department. All Department members are eligible to add agenda items to be discussed at the meetings.

Department meetings are held monthly during the Fall and Winter semesters, following the Executive Committee meetings.

2019-2020 Departmental Meeting Dates (Thursdays from 11:30-1:00PM in room 233):
September 19, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 21, 2019
January 20, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 16, 2020

Faculty Council
Elected ECP Representatives: Description:

Dr. Ingrid Sladeczek, 2017-2018/2018-2019/2019-2020
Dr. Tina Montreuil, 2018-2019/2019-2020

To discuss policy, procedures and business arising within the Faculty of Education.

For Faculty Council Meeting Dates and Minutes, go here.  

Departmental Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (DTC)
Composition: Mandate:

The Departmental Chair, at least one senior representative from following program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, and School/Applied Child Psychology).

Chaired by the Departmental Chair.

To render decisions and provide recommendations for faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

The committee meets as needed.

2019-2020 Committee Members:
Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Martin Drapeau, Jacob BurackSusanne Lajoie, and Victoria Talwar

ECP Fellowships and Graduate Student Awards Committee
Composition: Mandate:
Faculty members from each of the following program areas; Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, M.Ed. in Educational Psychology concentrations, and School/Applied Developmental Psychology.

The mandate of this committee is to render decisions concerning the nomination of ECP students for external and internal awards, scholarships and fellowships.

The committee typically meets 2-3 times a year and may add additional meeting sessions as needed.

2019-2020 Committee Members:
Drs. Adam Dubé, Marie-Hélène Pennestri, Eve-Marie Quintin, and Victoria Talwar
Program Committees
Composition:  Mandate: 

Faculty members associated with program areas, Program Coordinator, two student representatives (one Ph.D. and one M.A.), one student representative for M.Ed. concentrations in Educational Psychology (one M.Ed.).

The mandate of program committees is to monitor program offerings, make recommendations for student admissions, monitor student progress, make recommendations to the Executive Committee for program revision/changes, forward names of students and faculty for various awards, prepare for accreditation (in the case of the professional programs). Programs determine the frequency of meetings.

Program Committees are as follows:
Program Committee Members Meeting Dates 2019-2020
Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychology Program Faculty
Graduate Program Advisor
Ph.D. Representative, TBD
M.A. (Internship) Student Representative, TBD
M.A. (Project) Student Representative, TBD

Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM in room 527:
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 9, 2020
January 30, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions (Project and PhD)
February 13, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020

Human Development Human Development Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
M.A. Student Representative, TBD
Ph.D. Student Representative, TBD

Wednesdays from 10:00AM-11:30AM in room 519:
September 18, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 18, 2019
January 8, 2020
January 29, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions
February 19, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 8, 2020

Master of Education in Educational Psychology M.Ed. Educational Psychology Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
M.Ed. Student Representative, TBD
Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM in room 519:
September 12, 2019
October 10, 2019
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 9, 2020
January 23, 2020 Exceptionally from 1-2:30) - Special Meeting, Admissions (Project Applicants)
February 13, 2020
February 27, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions (all other concentrations)
April 2, 2020
April 30, 2020
Learning Sciences / Health Professions Education

Learning Sciences Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Health Professions Education Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
M.A. Student Representative, TBD
Ph.D. Student Representative, TBD

Thursdays from 1:00-2:30PM in room 519:
September 26, 2019
October 24, 2019
November 28, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 16, 2020
January 30, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions
February 20, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 23, 2020
School/Applied Child Psychology School/Applied Child Psychology Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
M.A. Student Representative, TBD
Ph.D. Student Representative, TBD

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30AM in room 519:
September 11, 2019
October 9, 2019
November 13, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 15, 2020
February 5, 2020 - Special Meeting, Admissions
February 12, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020

The Clinic Advisory Committee
Composition: Mandate:

Clinic Director, faculty representatives from both professional programs (Counselling Psychology and School/Applied Child Psychology), Administrative Officer, Clinic Coordinator, two representatives from the community and two student representatives from both professional programs.

For more information, please visit the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic webpage.

The role of the Clinic Advisory Committee (CAC) is to assist the clinic director in matters of policy, procedures and financial planning relative to the operations of the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic.

The committee meets 2–4 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Nate Fuks, Chair of Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Rachael Muncaster, Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Dr. Vera Romano, Associate Member, External
Dr. Shawna Atkins, Counselling Course Lecturer 
Dr.Marie-Hélène PennestriCounselling  Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
stephanie.lung [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Stephanie Lung), School/Applied Child  Psychology MA Student Representative
ida.foster [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Ida Foster), School/Applied Child Psychology  PhD Student Representative
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy)Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Project Stream)
jeremie.richard [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Mr. Jérémie Richard), Counselling Psychology PhD Student Representative
Assessment Materials and Resource Centre Committee
Composition: Mandate:

AMRC Chair, Clinic Director, School/Applied Child Psychology Program Representative, Counselling Psychology Program Representative, Administrative Officer, one M.A. and one Ph.D. student representative from both School/Applied Child Psychology and Counselling Psychology programs.

For more information, please visit Assessment Materials Resource Centre webpage.

To ensure that the Resource Centre's administration, both in service to its users and availability of tests, is maintained at the highest standard possible. The Committee meets a minimum of twice a year where important issues relating to the Resource Centre are discussed.

The committee meets a minimum of 2 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Tina Montreuil, Chair of Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Committee
Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, Counselling Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Nate Fuks, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Rachael Muncaster, Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
stephanie.lung [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Stephanie Lung),School/Applied ChildPsychology MAStudent Representative
ida.foster [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Ida Foster), School/Applied Child Psychology PhD Student Representative
heather.armstrong2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Heather Armstrong), Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Internship Stream)
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy),Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Project Stream)

Departmental Ad Hoc Committees

Hiring Committee (for Academic Positions)
Composition: Mandate:
Department Chair (ex officio), Program Director in the area of hire, one member of program in the area of hire, a representative of the Department Executive Committee, a graduate student representing the area of hire (preferably not a supervisee of a committee member), an external member representing a department with close ties to the area of hire. The Search Committee is chaired by the Program Director in the area of hire.

Hiring Committees are advisory committees who make a recommendation to the Department Chair for academic hires.

Thre are no active hiring committees at this time.

The Faculty Member Awards Committee
Composition: Mandate:

To identify and make faculty members aware of potential scholarly awards, and to nominate faculty members for both internal and external awards.

The Faculty Member Awards Committee advise the Department and faculty on matters related to Honours and Awards. The Committee administers those aspects of awards, prizes, and medals in order to recognize outstanding achievements in both teaching and research.

The Faculty Member Awards Committee is composed of volunteer faculty members with the intent to facilitate the criteria and selection for upcoming awards, currently, the Bruce M. Shore Collegiality Award.

Committee Members
Dr. Jacob Burack
Dr. Nathan Hall
Dr. Michael Hoover
Dr. Chiaki Konishi
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin

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