Faculty from Counselling Psychology & School/Applied Child Psychology Programs

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Counselling Psychology Faculty Members

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Annett Körner 

Associate Professor


Email | Profile

Clinical and health psychology, in particular the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for individuals diagnosed with chronic and/or life-threatening medical conditions.

Research website: Health Psychology Research Group

Rachel Langevin

Assistant Professor


rachel.langevin [at] mcgill.ca (Email)Profile

Sexual abuse, family violence, child maltreatment, and childhood adversity and socioemotional development; Intergenerational cycles of trauma and violence; Developmental trajectories, risk and resilience.


Marie-Hélène Pennestri

Associate Professor

Director of Clinical Training (DCT), School/Applied Child Psychology & Counselling Psychology

marie-helene.pennestri [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Development and consolidation of the sleep-wake cycle in infants and children, parental expectations related to sleep, sleep disorders (children and adults), child development, attachment, polysomnography, autonomic nervous system, heart rate variability, mental health, premature birth.

Ada Sinacore

Ada Sinacore

Associate Professor


ada.sinacore [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Cultural transitioning and adjustment in immigrant populations, social justice theories and practice, gender-based violence and bullying.

Counselling Psychology Associate Faculty Members

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Martin Drapeau



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Psychotherapy process and outcome, best practices in psychology, knowledge translation and dissemination, access to psychological services.

Research website: McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG)

Bassam Khoury

Associate Professor & William Dawson Scholar

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Mindfulness theory and practices; clinical, social, and cognitive applications of mindfulness; process, outcomes, and effectiveness of meditation and mindfulness-based treatments; systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

Caroline Temcheff

Associate Professor


carolineelizabeth.temcheff [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Developmental psychopathology, conduct problems in youth, longitudinal patterns of health and school services usage among boys and girls with and without early clinically significant conduct problems, comorbidity of mental health disorders over time.


Dennis Wendt

Associate Professor

dennis.wendt [at] mcgill.ca (Email )| Profile

Participatory research with Indigenous communities to develop, implement, and evaluate culturally-relevant mental health and substance use interventions; evidence-based practice implementation; group psychotherapy; culture and spirituality; qualitative research methods.

School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Members

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Armando Bertone

Associate Professor &
William Dawson Scholar


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Autism spectrum conditions, development, cognitive assessment, cognitive training, perceptual learning, development of visual and auditory processes, multisensory integration, social perception, technology transfer.

Research website: Perceptual Neuroscience Laboratory (PNLab) for Autism and Development


Jacob Burack



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The development of attention and cognition among typically developing children, persons with autism, and persons with specific syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities.

Research website: McGill Youth Study Team


Tasmia Hai

Tasmia Hai

Assistant Professor


tasmia.hai [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Areas of expertise: Neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, Executive functions, Structural MRI, Learning disability, Immigrant and newcomer families

Research website: Cognition, Attention & Achievement Research (CAAR) Lab

Nancy Heath

Nancy Heath

James McGill Professor


nancy.heath [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Mental health in schools, enhancing mental health resilience, non-suicidal self-injury.

Research website: Heath Research Team

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2024 admission.

Tina Montreuil

Associate Professor, FRSQ Chercheur Boursier-Junior 1


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Anxiety disorders (social anxiety) and emotion regulation deficits on academic success and transition into psychopathology, social-emotional development and learning, early intervention.

Note: Most likely not accepting any students for Fall 2024 admission.


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Eve-Marie Quintin

Associate Professor


eve-marie.quintin [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome; cognitive, social, and emotional development; lifespan development; music perception and cognition; brain development (neuroimaging).


Steven Shaw

Associate Professor

Interim Department Chair


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Resilience, pediatric psychology, and neurogenetic connections.

Research website: Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, and Neurogenetic Connections Lab

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2024 admission


Victoria Talwar

James McGill Professor

Interim Dean of Education


victoria.talwar [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Development of lying in children, theory of mind, and child witness testimony.

Research website: Talwar Child Development Research Lab

Note: Not accepting any students for Fall 2024 admission.


Shanna Williams

Assistant Professor


shanna.williams [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Child Development, Lie-telling, Child Witness Testimony, Human Trafficking, Forensic Sciences and Forensic Interviewing.

Other Counselling Psychology Academic Staff 

***Those listed below may co-supervise graduate students; however, a Counselling Psychology Faculty Member or Associate Faculty Member (as listed above) must serve as primary supervisor.***

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Marina Milyavskaya

ECP Adjunct Professor

Associate Professor, Carleton University

marina.milyavskaya [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Profile

Motivation, goal pursuit, self-regulation/self-control, temptation, well-being, positive psychology, close relationships.

Vera Romano

ECP Associate Member

Director of McGill Student Wellness Hub


vera.romano [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Website

Process research; common factors in psychotherapy; psychotherapy integration, training of clinicians and clinical supervision; client progress monitoring, clinical applications of attachment theory, mindfulness and self-compassion in the therapeutic process.

Other School/Applied Child Psychology Academic Staff

***Those listed below may co-supervise graduate students; however, a School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Member (as listed above) must serve as primary supervisor.***

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Reut Gruber

ECP Associate Member

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

514 761-6131
ext.: 3476

reut.gruber [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Website

Pediatric sleep research, links between sleep and cognition in youth, developmental cognitive neuroscience, Knowledge Translation.

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