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
  • Email for general inquiries: [at]
  • Email for admissions inquiries: admissions.ecp [at]
  • 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 at, 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) **Applications to the Professional/Internship concentration are currently suspended.**
  • 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—2023-2024 (last updated Mar. 10, 2023) (disclaimer)

Educational and Counselling Psychology Faculty

Educational and Counselling Psychology Faculty

Victoria Talwar
Program Directors
Steven Shaw – School/Applied Child Psychology, Counselling Psychology
Krista Muis – Learning Sciences, Health Professions Education
Chiaki Konishi – Human Development, M.Ed. Concentrations in Educational Psychology
Emeritus Professors
Mark W. Aulls; Robert J. Bracewell; Janet G. Donald; Florent R. Dumont; Marilyn Fitzpatrick; Carl H. Frederiksen; Lynn McAlpine; Eigil Pedersen; Alenoush Saroyan; Bruce M. Shore; Cynthia B. Weston
Jacob A. Burack; Jeffrey L. Derevensky; Martin Drapeau; Nancy L. Heath; Susanne P. Lajoie; Krista Muis; Victoria Talwar
Associate Professors
Armando Bertone; Adam Dubé; Tara Flanagan; Nathan Hall; Michael L. Hoover; Chiaki Konishi; Annett Körner; Gigi Luk; Tina Montreuil; Eve-Marie Quintin; Jessica Ruglis; Steven R. Shaw; Ada L. Sinacore; Caroline Temcheff
Assistant Professors
Marie-Claude Geoffroy; Bassam El-Khoury; Rachel Langevin; Marie-Hélène Pennestri; Kristy Robinson; Dennis Wendt; Shanna Williams
Faculty Lecturer
Karen Cohen-Gazith
Associate Members
Reut Gruber; Vera Romano; Brett D. Thombs; Ashley Wazana; Jeffrey G. Wiseman
Associate Professors (Non-Tenure Track)
Marcia A.B. Delcourt; Laura Winer
Assistant Professors - Clinical (Non-Tenure Track)
Judith Norton
Adjunct Professors
Sylvie Beauchamp; Nicola Gazzola; Thomas Goetz; Mi Song Kim; Marina Milyavskaya; Katherine Moxness; Eric Poitras; Robert Savage; Anastassios Stalikas; Boris Vucovic
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2023-2024 (last updated Mar. 19, 2023) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Education—2023-2024 (last updated Mar. 10, 2023) (disclaimer)
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