Jack De Stefano

Academic title(s): 


Director, McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic

Faculty Lecturer

Jack De Stefano
Contact Information
Email address: 
jack.destefano [at] mcgill.ca
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Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Ed.D., McGill University

M.A., McGill University

B.A., Concordia University

Research areas: 
Counselling Psychology
Areas of expertise: 

Clinical supervision

Training of counsellors/therapists

Graduate supervision: 

Note: Professor De Stefano does not supervise research.

Selected publications: 


Articles in refereed journals

De Stefano, J., Gazzola, N., Theriault, A., & Audet, C. (2014). Supervisors-in-training: The experience of group-format supervision-of-supervision. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 48(4), 409-424.

De Stefano, J, Overington, L., & Bradley, S. (2014). Developing repertoire: A qualitative study of trainees’self-reflection on clinical practice.  Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 48(4), 425-440.

Paris, J., Perlin, J., Laporte, L., Fitzpatrick, M., & De Stefano, J. (2014). Exploring resilience and borderline personality disorder: A qualitative study of pairs of sisters. Personality and mental health. 8, 199-208.

Antunes-Alves, S. & De Stefano, J. (2014). Intimate Partner Violence: The Case for Joint Couple Treatment. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families. 22, 62-68

Mann-Feder, V., Eades, A., Sobel, E., & De Stafano, J. (2014). Leaving Home: A Qualitative Study. Canadian Journal of Family and Youth Le Journal Canadien de Famille et de la Jeunesse, 6(1), 1-28.

De Stefano, J., Atkins, S., Noble, R., & Heath, N. (2012). Learning from difficult cases: A qualitative study of trainees’ experiences working with clients who self injure. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-17.

Gazzola, N., De Stefano, J., Thériault, A., & Audet, C. (2013). Learning to be supervisors: A qualitative investigation of difficulties experienced by supervisors-in-training. The Clinical Supervisor: An interdisciplinary journal of theory, research, and practice, 23(1), 15-39. Doi: 10.1080/07325223.2013.778678

Gazzola, N., De Stefano, J., Thériault, A., & Audet, C. (2014). Positive experiences of doctoral-level supervisors-in-training conducting group-format supervision: A qualitative investigation. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 42(1), 26-42. DOI:10.1080/03069885.2013.799263

Bradley, S., Drapeau, M., De Stefano, J. (2012). The relationship between continuing education, and perceived competence, professional support and professional value among clinical psychologists. The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. 32, 31–38.

Gazzola, N., De Stefano, J., Audet, C., & Theriault, A. (2011) Professional identity among counselling psychology doctoral students: A qualitative investigation. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 24, 257–275.

Kozina, K., Grabovari, N., De Stefano, J. & Drapeau, M. (2010). Measuring changes in counselor self-efficacy: Further validation and implications for training and supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 29, 117-127.

De Stefano, J., Mann-Feder, V. & Gazzola, N. (2010). A qualitative study of client experiences working with novice counsellors. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 10, 139-146.

De Stefano, J. (2009). The therapist gives and the client takes: Some thoughts on strategic therapy. Journal of Brief, Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 3, 39 -56

De Stefano J., & Oala, M. (2008). Extramarital affairs: Basic considerations and essential tasks in clinical work. The Family Journal, 16,13-19.

Articles / Chapters in books and monographs

De Stefano, J. & Bernardelli, T. Counsellor isolation in the context of private practice: Ethical issues and considerations. In Martin, L., Shepard, B., and Lehr, R. (Eds.). (2015). Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Experience: Issues-Based Ethics and Cases. CCPA, Ottawa, ON.

Gazzola, N. & De Stefano, J. Training and Supervsion of Clinical Supervisors. (In press). In Shepherd, B. and Martin, L. (Eds.). Handbook of Clinical Supervision.

De Stefano, J. & Gazzola, N. Professional Development and Counsellor Education. (In press). In Gazzola, N. Buchanan, M.  Sutherland, O. and Nuttgens, S. (Eds.). Canadian Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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