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The MPPRG has merged with McGill’s Health Psychology Research Group and is now the Science and Practice in Psychology (SAPP) research group. Information about SAPP can be found at

Graduate Students

The MPPRG welcomes all student inquiries concerning graduate supervision (Ph.D. and M.A.) in relevant research areas. Please visit the professors section to decide who to contact.

Please note that candidates applying to work with Professor Drapeau may contact him before submitting their application. However, due to the large number of applications received each year, he will not be reviewing any application before it is formally submitted to the program. As such, it is unnecessary to send him your resume or application statement. Every year, 50 to 70% of all applicants to the Counselling Psychology program apply to work within the MPPRG.

For the 2015 academic year, Professor Drapeau’s research will focus on the following core areas:

  • Where's the science in Psychology ?
  • Best practices and guideline development methodologies
  • Access to psychotherapy for those in need: collaboration between professionals, cost offset, conditions for success, policy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for major depression: process and outcome, cognitive errors, coping mechanisms.
  • Other areas as described in the Our Research section

Information about the program can be found on the Program website. Please do not contact the professors in the MPPRG for general information about the program.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Students intending to work with Prof. Drapeau for a postdoctoral fellowship need to plan ahead of time. Canadian and Quebec applicants are expected to obtain funding for the fellowship through CIHR, FRSQ, SSHRC, or the FQRSC, for example. International students may obtain funding from an agency in their home country. McGill University also offers funding for postdoctoral fellowships. For information about this, please contact McGill’s Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office. Applications for fellowships are typically submitted one year before the planned start date of the fellowship.


The MPPRG accepts volunteers. Volunteering for the research group is an excellent way to build your resume and gain the research experience needed to apply for funding and to graduate programs. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please visit the professors section to decide who to contact.


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