Dr. Martin Drapeau

Academic title(s): 

Professor, McGill Department of Psychiatry | Co-Director, Science and Practice in Psychology (SAPP) Research Lab | Lead Researcher, Best Practices in Psychology Portal

Dr. Martin Drapeau
Contact Information
Email address: 
martin.drapeau [at] mcgill.ca

Education Building 
3700 rue McTavish 
Montréal, Quebec H3A 1Y2 

Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Professional activities: 
  • Co-Founder, Medipsy Psychological Services
  • Former Editor, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
  • Former Editor in Chief, Canadian Psychology
  • Member, Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (Populational Health Research Network) 
  • Member, Coalition pour l’accès à la psychothérapie (CAP)
  • Member, CICC of Université de Montréal
Mental Health, Intervention & Psychopathology
Areas of expertise: 
  • Access to services in mental health
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Psychotherapy process research
  • Clinical practice guidelines
  • Best practices in mental health
  • Technique in psychotherapy

Dr. Martin Drapeau is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Counselling Psychology and of Psychiatry at McGill University, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology (University of Sherbrooke), and a Researcher affiliated with Équipe RENARD (University of Montreal), the Qualaxia Network, and the International Center for Comparative Criminology. Former FRSQ Research Scholar, he has also served as Vice President of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Canadian Representative on the American Psychological Association’s Council, and Editor of several journals including Canadian Psychology, and the Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science.

Dr. Drapeau has served on numerous taskforces of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ministry of Health, the College of Psychologists, the Canadian Council of Academies, and the National Institute for Excellence in Health and Social Services. An elected member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada, he has received awards from the Society for Psychotherapy Research, McGill University, the Canadian Psychological Association, among other institutions.

Dr. Drapeau has published in the areas of psychotherapy process and psychopathology and has an active research program on knowledge dissemination and best practices in psychology and psychotherapy. With more than 200 publications and 250+ scientific presentations, Dr. Drapeau has received research funding from CIHR, SSHRC, DAAD, FRQSC, FRQS, APsyA, MDEIE, CFI, IPRF, the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and CPA..

He is the Co-Director of the McGill Science and Practice in Psychology (SAPP) Research Lab, Lead Researcher for the Best Practices in Psychology Portal, and Co-Founder of Medipsy Psychological Services.

  • Postdoctorate, Universität Freiburg (Germany)
  • Postdoctorate, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal
  • M.Ps., Laval University
  • Cert. Sociology, Université de Montréal
  • Mpgr. Law, Université de Montréal
  • Indiv. Cert., Université de Montréal
  • B.A. Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Nominated for the CCPPP Trainer Award (2020)
  • Nominated for the Prix Acfas Thérèse Gouin-Décarie for excellence in research and contribution to the social sciences (2020_
  • Elected as Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association Section for Clinical Psychology (2019)
  • John C. Service Member of the Year Award for Outstanding and Exemplary Service to the Canadian Psychological Association and to the Science and Practice of Psychology (2019)
  • Received the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Article of the Year Award (2018)
Selected publications: 
  • Bradley, S., Service, J., Roberge, P., Vasiliadis, H.M., & Drapeau*, M. (under review). A survey of psychologists and psychotherapists in private psychotherapy practice: Differences in practice characteristics across years of experience, theoretical orientation and level of education. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science.
  • Bradley, S., Trepanier, L., Reyes, A. & Drapeau*, M. (under review). Differences in continuing education participation, interests and needs among Quebec psychologists. Journal of Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
  • Hébert, C., Beaulieu, L., Bradley, S., Middleton, J., Kalogeropoulos, C., & Drapeau*, M. (under review). Catch 21: An Examination of the Effect of Mandatory Continuing Education on Training Practices of Quebec Psychologists. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
  • Hébert, C., Watkins-Martin, K., Ciquier, G., Azzi, M., & Drapeau*, M. (under review). The quality of clinical practice guidelines in health and social sciences: are we on the right track? Administration and Health Policies in Mental Health.
  • Lane, J., Therriault, D., Dupuis, A., Gosselin, P., Smith, J., Ziam, S., Roy, M., Roberge, P. Drapeau, M., Morin, P., Berrigan, F., Thibault, I. et Dufour, M. (under review). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the anxiety of adolescents in Québec. Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.
  • Lane, J., Ziam, S., Therriault, D., Dagenais, C., & Drapeau, M. (under review). Processus novateur pour concevoir, implanter, pérenniser, évaluer et mettre à l’échelle le Programme HORS-PISTE visant la prévention de l’anxiété des élèves du secondaire.
  • M.A. Counselling Psychology
  • Ph.D. Counselling Psychology
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting Master's and Ph.D. students for 2023-24

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