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Educational and Counselling Psychology

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology



  • Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education
  • 3700 McTavish Street, Room 614
  • Montreal QC H3A 1Y2
  • Telephone: 514-398-4242
  • Fax: 514-398-6968
  • Website:

About the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

About the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Educational Psychology encompasses:

  1. the theoretical and applied study of learning, cognition, and instruction in a variety of educational settings across ages and domains;
  2. instructional technology and computers as cognitive tools in learning;
  3. cognitive and social processes in learning;
  4. evaluation and enhancement of learning and teaching;
  5. methods for fostering inclusive education;
  6. relationships of phenomena related to teaching, learning, and assessment in human development; and
  7. the impact of family and community on children’s learning and development.

At the undergraduate level, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology is responsible for the B.A. Minor Concentration Educational Psychology; see the Faculty of Arts > Undergraduate > Browse Academic Units & Programs > Educational Psychology for more information and for a variety of undergraduate courses in the areas of learning, cognition and development, inclusive education, gifted education, educational media and computers, and educational measurement and evaluation.

In professional development, the Department offers diploma or certificate programs in Human Relationships, Diversity & Sexuality, Inclusive Education, and Counselling Applied to Teaching. For more information, please consult our website, or contact the Department:

  • Telephone: 514-398-4242
  • Email: [at]

Special services offered by the Department include the Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic (

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

At the graduate level, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology offers Master of Arts degrees (M.A.) in:

  • Counselling Psychology – with concentrations in Project (Research-based) or in Professional/Internship (Practitioner-based)
  • Educational Psychology – with concentrations in Health Professions Education, Human Development, and Learning Sciences
  • School/Applied Child Psychology – Project (Research-based)

Also offered are Master of Education degrees (M.Ed.) in:

  • Educational Psychology – with concentrations in General Educational Psychology, Inclusive Education, and Learning Sciences.

Students can also obtain Doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) in:

  • Counselling Psychology
  • School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Educational Psychology – with concentrations in Human Development or Learning Sciences

The Department also offers a Postdoctoral Graduate Diploma in School/Applied Child Psychology (admission to this program is temporarily suspended).

For further information, consult the Faculty of Education's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies section.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)

Educational and Counselling Psychology Faculty

Educational and Counselling Psychology Faculty

Victoria Talwar
Program Directors
Armando Bertone – School/Applied Child Psychology
Adam Dubé – Learning Sciences, Health Professions Education
Tara Flanagan – M.Ed. Concentrations in Educational Psychology
Ada Sinacore – Counselling Psychology, Graduate Certificate in Counselling Applied to Teaching
Ingrid Sladeczek – Human Development
Emeritus Professors
Mark W. Aulls; B.S.(Ball St.), M.Ed.(Ind.), Ed.D.(Georgia)
Robert J. Bracewell; B.Sc., M.A.(McM.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Janet G. Donald; B.A., M.A.(UWO), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Florent R. Dumont; A.B.(Col.), M.S.(S. Conn. St.), Ed.D.(Mass.)
Marilyn Fitzpatrick; B.A.(Tor.), M.Ed., Ph.D.(McG.)
Carl H. Frederiksen; B.A.(Harv.), M.A., Ph.D.(Ill.)
Lynn McAlpine; B.A.(McG.), M.A.(C'dia), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Eigil Pedersen; B.A.(Sir G. Wms.), M.A.(McG.), Ed.D.(Harv.)
Bruce M. Shore; B.Sc., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Calg.)
Cynthia B. Weston; B.A.(G’town), M.L.S.(SUNY), Ed.D.(Wash.)
Jacob A. Burack; B.A.(Col.), M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Yale)
Jeffrey L. Derevensky; B.A.(C.W. Post), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.) (James McGill Professor)
Martin Drapeau; B.A.(Montr.), B.A.Ps.(UQTR), M.Ps.(Laval), Ph.D.(UQAM)
Nancy L. Heath; B.A.(McG.), M.Ed.(Ott.), Ph.D.(Tor.) (James McGill Professor)
Susanne P. Lajoie; B.A., M.A.(McG.), Ph.D.(Stan.) (Canada Research Chair, Tier 1)
Krista Muis; B.A.(Wat.), M.A.(Vic., BC), Ph.D.(S. Fraser) (Canada Research Chair, Tier 2)
Alenoush Saroyan; B.A.(Pahlavi), M.Ed.(Loyola-Ill.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Victoria Talwar; M.A.(St. And.), M.A., Ph.D.(Qu.) (Canada Research Chair, Tier 2)
Associate Professors
Armando Bertone; B.A., M.A.(C’dia), M.Ps., Ph.D.(Montr.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Alain Breuleux; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Tara Flanagan; B.A.(Winn.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Nathan Hall; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Manit.)
Michael L. Hoover; B.S.(Tulane), M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.(Col.)
Annett Körner; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Leipzig)
Gigi Luk; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(York)
Jessica Ruglis; B.S.(SUNY, Albany), M.A.T.(Union Coll.), M.P.H.(Hunter), Ph.D.(CUNY)
Steven R. Shaw; B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.(Flor.)
Ada L. Sinacore; B.A.(Montclair), M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.(Col.)
Ingrid E. Sladeczek; B.A., M.S., Ph.D.(Ariz.)
Ronald Stringer; B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.(Tor.) (on leave)
Caroline Temcheff; B.Sc.(McG.), M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (FRSQ Chercheur Boursier, Junior 1)
Assistant Professors
Adam Dubé; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Regina)
Nate Fuks; M.B.A.(York), Ph.D.(McG.)
Marie-Claude Geoffroy; M.Ps., Ph.D.(Montr.) (FRSQ Chercheur Boursier-Clinicien, Junior 1), Canada Research Chair, Tier 2
Bassam El-Khoury; B.Sc.(Lebanese), B.A.(C’dia), Ph.D. (Montr.)
Chiaki Konishi; B.Ed.(Chiba), M.Ed.(UMass Amherst), M.A., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Rachel Langevin; B.Sc., Ph.D.(UQAM)
Tina Montreuil; M.Ed.(McG.), Ph.D.(UQAM)
Marie-Hélène Pennestri; B.Sc., M.Ps., Ph.D.(Montr.) (FRSQ Chercheur Boursier, Junior 1)
Eve-Marie Quintin; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(UQAM) (William Dawson Scholar) (FRSQ Chercheur Boursier, Junior 1)
Kristy Robinson; B.Sc.(BYU), Ph.D.(Mich. St.)
Dennis Wendt; B.Sc.(BYU ), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Mich.)
Shanna Williams; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Faculty Lecturers
Karen Cohen-Gazith; B.A.(Dal.), M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Scott Conrod; B.Sc.(Sir G. Wms.), M.Ed.(McG.)
Associate Members
Reut Gruber; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Tel Aviv) (Psychiatry)
Vera Romano; B.A., Dip. H.R. & F.L.E., M.Ed., Ph.D.(McG.) (McGill Student Wellness Hub)
Brett D. Thombs; B.A.(N'western), M.A.(Ariz.), M.A., Ph.D.(Fordham) (Psychiatry)
Ashley Wazana; M.D., M.Sc.(McG./Col.), FRCP (Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospitall)
Jeffrey G. Wiseman; B.Sc., M.A., M.D.,C.M.(McG.) (Medicine, Royal Victoria Hospital)
Associate Professors (Non-Tenure Track)
Marcia A.B. Delcourt; B.Sc.(Bloomsburg), M.A., Ph.D.(Conn.)
Laura Winer; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(C'dia) (Teaching and Learning Services)
Adjunct Professors
Sylvie Beauchamp, Sam Bruzzese, Nicola Gazzola, Thomas Goetz, Mi Song Kim, Marina Milyavskaya, Katherine Moxness, Eric Poitras, Robert Savage, Nathan G. Smith, Anastassios Stalikas, Boris Vucovic
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Apr. 1, 2021) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Education—2021-2022 (last updated Feb. 12, 2021) (disclaimer)
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