Our Team


Professors

Martin Drapeau - Chair (CFI) and Director of Research

Professor Drapeau, M.Ps., Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology and of Psychiatry at McGill University, and a Researcher affiliated with the Qualaxia Network and the Centre International de Criminologie Comparée of the University of Montreal. Former Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and FRSQ Chercheur Boursier, he is also appointed as Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sherbrooke. He is involved in or leads a number of research projects and has published in the area of psychotherapy process and of psychopathology. Prof. Drapeau is a former vice president of the Order (College) of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) and member of its executive committee and Board of Directors. He served as the Quebec representative on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives and chairs the Clinical Division of the Canadian Psychological Association. Prof. Drapeau is the Editor in Chief of Canadian Psychology and former editor of Science and Practice, and is on the editorial board of a number of other journals. He is also the cofounder of Medipsy Psychological Services.

Academic Training

BAPs Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
Indiv Cert Université de Montréal
Mpgr Law Université de Montréal
Cert Sociology Université de Montréal
MPs Laval University
PhD Université du Québec à Montréal
Postdoctoral training, Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy, Universität Albert-Ludwig Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Postdoctoral training, Department of Adult Psychiatry, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Scholarly and Supervision Interests

Psychotherapy process research; Treatment outcome; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Psychodynamic psychotherapy; Technique in psychotherapy; Process of change; Practice guidelines and best practices

Curriculum Vitae

Marilyn Fitzpatrick - Director of Research

Professor Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. Counselling Psychology, is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology and the Director of Training of the Counselling Psychology graduate program at McGill University. She is an associate of the Argyle Institute of Human Relations. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture du Québec (FQRSC). She teaches and currently supervises master level and doctoral students in the counseling psychology program and publishes in the area of psychotherapy processes. Marilyn is also the cofounder of Medipsy Psychological Services.

Academic Training

B.A. University of Toronto
M.Ed. McGill University
Ph.D. McGill University

Scholarly and Supervision Interests

Psychotherapy process research; Experiential psychotherapy; Psychodynamic therapy; Alliance development; Common factors in psychotherapy; change processes; Relationship patterns; Positive emotions and client involvement in therapy.

Curriculum Vitae

Jack DeStefano - Clinic Director

Dr. DeStefano, Ed.D. Counselling Psychology, has worked as an educational consultant, psychologist, and clinical supervisor. He is currently the director of McGill’s Counselling Clinic and teaches in both the school and counselling psychology programs. He also supervises students in the counselling psychology program.

 

Academic Training

B.A. Loyola (now Concordia University)
M.A. McGill University
Ed.D. McGill University

Scholarly and Supervision Interests

Process research; Common factors in psychotherapy; Development of clinical skills; Training of clinicians and clinical supervision.