Marjorie Rabiau, Associate Professor

Dr. Rabiau is clinical psychologist and a couple and family therapist (member of the OPQ and OTSTCFQ). She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McGill University in 2006 and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Couple and Family Therapy at l’Université de Montréal in 2009.

After over 10 years of clinical practice both at the hospital and in private practice, Dr. Rabiau is now a Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and a Core Faculty member for the M.Sc.(A) in Couple and Family Therapy. Dr. Rabiau is an integrative therapist whose main therapeutic orientations are Systemic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Dr. Rabiau is also a dedicated teacher and supervisor who has been nominated for the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Her research interest are the following:

  • Supporting trans youth and their families
  • Supporting refugee youth and their families
  • How to best train a couple and family therapist



June 2007 to March 2009

Post Doctoral Fellow

Couple and Family Therapy

Université de Montréal

Jewish General Hospital

& Sainte-Justine Hospital

September 2000 to May 2006

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

McGill University

September 1995 to June 1999

Bachelor of Science

Honors Psychology

University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta




Guzder, J., Bond, S., Rabiau, M., & Rohar, S. (2011). The Relationship between alliance, attachment, and outcome in a child multimodal treatment population: A pilot study. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20, 196-202.

Rabiau, M., Knäuper, B, Nguyen, T., Polychronakos, C., & Sufrategui, M. (2009). Compensatory beliefs about glucose-testing are associated with low adherence to treatment and poor metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Health Education Research, 24, 890-896.

Rabiau, M., Knäuper, B., & Miquelon, P. (2006). The eternal quest for optimal balance between maximizing pleasure and minimizing harm: The Compensatory Health Beliefs Model.British Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 139-153.

Knäuper, B., Rabiau, M., Cohen, O., & Patriciu, N. (2004). Compensatory health beliefs: Scale development and psychometric properties. Psychology and Health, 19, 607-624.

Knäuper, B., Cheema, S., Rabiau M., & Borten, O. (2005). Self-set dieting rules: Adherence and prediction of weight loss success. Appetite, 44, 283-288.

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