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.

 

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, Progam 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. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Counselling Psychology Graduate Program Director
Dr. Alenoush Saroyan, Learning Sciences Graduate Program Director
Dr. Tara Flanagan, Human Development and M.Ed. Educational Psychology Concentrations Graduate Program Director
Dr. Steven Shaw, School/Applied Child Psychology Representative
Ms. Samantha Ryan, Administrative Officer
Ms. Angela Ngaira, Graduate Program Administrator
Ms. Manuela Franzo, Front-Desk Administrative Coordinator
Mr. Enoch Leung, Student Representative (non-professional programs)
Ms. Sarah Cabecinha-Alati, Student Representative (professional programs)

2016-2017 Executive Committee Meeting Dates:
September 22, 2016
October 13, 2016
Amended Date: November 3, 2016
Amended Date: December 2, 2016
January 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 6, 2017

 

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.

2016-2017 Departmental Meeting Dates:
September 1, 2016
October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
Amended Date: December 8, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 13, 2017

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.

2016-2017 Commitee Members:
Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Susanne Lajoie, Alenoush Saroyan, Robert Savage, and Victoria Talwar.

The Graduate 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.

Committee Members:
Committee is formed for departmental review and ranking periods for fellowship applications.
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
Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychology Program Faculty
Graduate Program Advisor
TBA, Ph.D. Representative
Priyanka Kapur and Isabelle Leduc-Cummings, M.A. Student Representatives
September 7, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 30, 2016
January 11, 2017
February 22, 2017
April 5, 2017
Human Development Human Development Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Ariunaa Bayarsaikhan, M.A. Student Representative
Aishwarya Nair, Ph.D. Student Representative
September 15, 2016
October 27, 2016
December 8, 2016
January 26, 2017
March 9, 2017
April 20, 2017
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
Gabriela Kassel Gomez, M.Ed. Student Representative
September 7, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 30, 2016
February 15, 2017
March 29, 2017
April 26, 2017
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
Cara Singh, M.A. Student Representative
Lingyun (Franco) Huang, Ph.D. Student Representative
September 15, 2016
October 27, 2016
November 24, 2016
January 26, 2017
February 23, 2017
April 20, 2017
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
Emma Clark, M.A. Student Representative
Matthew Danbrook, Ph.D. Student Representative
September 29, 2016
November 3, 2016
December 1, 2016
January 26, 2017
March 23, 2017
April 27, 2017
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. Jack De Stefano, Chair of Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Dr. Armando Bertone, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Ms. Samantha Ryan, ECP Administrative Officer
Ms. Rachael Muncaster (on leave), Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Ms. Happiness Anekwe, Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Dr. Vera Romano, Associate Member
Dr. Shawna Atkins, Course Lecturer 
Dr.Marie-Hélène Pennestri, Counselling  Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Ms. Emma Clark, School/Applied Child  Psychology MA Student Representative
Mr. Matthew Danbrook, School/Applied Child Psychology  PhD Student Representative
Ms. Isabelle-Cummings & Ms. Priyanka Kapur, Counselling Psychology MA Student Representatives
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. Armando Bertone, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, Counselling Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Jack De Stefano, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Samantha Ryan, ECP Administrative Officer
Ms. Rachael Muncaster (on leave), Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Ms. Happiness Anekwe, Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Ms. Emma Clark, School/Applied Child Psychology MA Student Representative
Mr. Matthew Danbrook, School/Applied Child Psychology PhD Student Representative
Ms. Isabelle Leduc-Cummings & Ms. Priyanka Kapur, Counselling Psychology MA Student Representatives
 

Departmental Ad Hoc Committees

Please find below the following committee(s): Advisory Search Committee.

Advisory Search 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.

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

Advisory Search Committees will be appointed soon for the following forthcoming positions:

  • Tenure-track position in Indigenous Psychology within the Canadian Context
  • Tenure-track position in the area of Mental Health
  • Tenure-track position in Counselling Psychology
  • Contract Academic position - Clinic Director, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic

Members of these search committees will be announced soon. 

Departmental Policies

Mentoring Policy and Guidelines
ECP Mentoring Policy and Guidelines