Following numerous meetings and consultations with experts in mental health, including Dr. Martin Drapeau, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, the Commissaire à la santé et au bien-être du Québec released a report titled Verser, plus d'équité et de Résultats en santé mentale au Québec. In this report, the Commissaire recommends greater access to psychotherapy for those in need.
After publishing a study that shows health benefits for 'coming out of the closet' for gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals, Dr. Nathan Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and his colleagues at the Université de Montréal's new study titled "Sexual Orientation and Disclosure in Relation to Psychiatric Symptoms, Diurnal Cortisol, and Allostatic Load" has been a hot topic worldwide and now on The Comedy Network's The Colbert Report!
Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was invited to testify before the Senate of Canada regarding the Bill C-290, a legislation that would make it legal in Canada to bet on a single sports event, which is currently only legal for horse racing.
To read the discussion in full, visit the Parliament of Canada website.
Dr. Nathan Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and his colleagues at the Université de Montréal published a new study that shows health benefits of coming out of the closet for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.
The SEDE Calendar project showcases the talent, hard work and dedication of McGill staff, students, faculties, local artists and community organizations. Dr. Nathan Smith, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was featured in the month of May in the Social Equity & Diversity Education 2012-2013 Calendar!
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Interim Chair, was interviewed for Fox News!
The Institute for Human Development and Well-Being held the Creating University-Community Partnerships, Youth Mental Health: Building Resilience Interactive Conference on Tuesday, November 22, 2012. The conference was co-hosted by the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Nancy Health, James McGill Professor, and Dr. Elana Bloom, Coordinator, Centre of Excellence for Mental Health, Lester B. Pearson School Board.
The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Victoria Talwar, Canada Research Chair, was recently featured in USA Today for her research on children's lie-telling. Dr. Talwar's research focuses on the development of children’s understanding of the concepts of truth and lies and their actual truth-telling and lie-telling behaviour.
Congratulations to the following Professors in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology for their many years of continued service to the university. A big thanks goes out to them all for their continued efforts and committment over the years!
Drs. Jacob Burack (Professor), Susanne Lajoie (Canada Research Chair) and Alenoush Saroyan (Professor) - 20 years of service
Dr. Alain Breuleux (Associate Professor) - 25 years of service