Governance of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Governance is the means by which the Department is formally organized and managed. Below you will find the structure for both administrative and academic procedures, and by whom decisions are made within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and the Faculty of Education.

On this page: Policies

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology: Administrative Office

The Chair is the head of the Department and is appointed by the Dean of the Faculty of Education, following a formal search process. The initial appointment term is for 3 years. The appointment may be renewed. Please note the current Chair of the Department is Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky.

Graduate, undergraduate and professional development programs of the Department are led by Graduate and Undergraduate Program Directors. The Chair appoints the Program Directors.

ECP Administrative Staff:

Departmental Standing Committees

Please find below the following committees: Executive Committee, Departmental Meetings, Departmental Tenure Committee (DTC), Graduate Awards Committee, Program Committees, Clinic Advisory Committee, and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Committee.

The Executive Committee
Composition: Mandate:

The Department Chair, Graduate Program Directors of the five major program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, Master of Education in Educational Psychology, and School/Applied Child Psychology), and two elected graduate students (representing the professional and the non-professional programs).

Chaired by a member of the committee other than the Department Chair.

To render decisions about programs, courses, search committee representation, ad hoc committee formation, graduate funding allocation, and general policies and procedures to be adopted by the department.

This committee meets once a month during the fall and winter terms, preceding the monthly department meetings.

Committee Members:
Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Department Chair
Dr. Martin Drapeau, Counselling Psychology Graduate Program Director
Dr. Nathan Hall, Learning Sciences Graduate Program Director
Dr. Tara Flanagan, Human Development and M.Ed. Educational Psychology Concentrations Graduate Program Director
Dr. Armando Bertone, School/Applied Child Psychology Representative
Ms. Samantha Ryan, Administrative Officer
Ms. Angela Ngaira, Graduate Program Administrator
Ms. Charlotte McCaffrey, Frontline Administrative Coordinator
cynhea.chang [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Cyndy Chang), Student Representative (non-professional programs)
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy), Student Representative (professional programs)

2018-2019 Executive Committee Meeting Dates (Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM in room 519)
September 6, 2018
October 11, 2018
November 8, 2018
December 6, 2018
January 10, 2019
February 7, 2019
March 1, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions (TBC - exceptionally scheduled on Friday)
March 14, 2019
April 11, 2019

Department Meetings
Composition: Description:

Departmental meetings are open to all members of the department (Faculty members, other academic staff, and students).

 

To discuss policy, procedures and business arising within the Department. All Department members are eligible to add agenda items to be discussed at the meetings.

Department meetings are held monthly during the Fall and Winter semesters, following the Executive Committee meetings.

2018-2019 Departmental Meeting Dates (Thursdays from 11:30-1:00PM in room 233):
September 20, 2018
October 18, 2018
November 22, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 14, 2019
March 21, 2019
April 18, 2019

Faculty Council
Elected ECP Representatives: Description:

Dr. Ingrid Sladeczek, 2017-2018/2018-2019/2019-2020
Dr. Tina Montreuil, 2018-2019/2019-2020

To discuss policy, procedures and business arising within the Faculty of Education.

For Faculty Council Meeting Dates and Minutes, go here.  

Departmental Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee (DTC)
Composition: Mandate:

The Departmental Chair, at least one senior representative from following program areas (Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, and School/Applied Child Psychology).

Chaired by the Departmental Chair.

To render decisions and provide recommendations for faculty reappointment, tenure, and promotion.

The committee meets as needed.

2018-2019 Committee Members:
Drs. Jeffrey Derevensky, Armando BertoneMartin Drapeau, Jacob BurackSusanne Lajoie, and Alenoush Saroyan

The Graduate Awards Committee
Composition: Mandate:
Faculty members from each of the following program areas; Counselling Psychology, Human Development, Learning Sciences, M.Ed. in Educational Psychology concentrations, and School/Applied Developmental Psychology.

The mandate of this committee is to render decisions concerning the nomination of ECP students for external and internal awards, scholarships and fellowships.

The committee typically meets 2-3 times a year and may add additional meeting sessions as needed.

Committee Members:
Committee is formed for departmental review and ranking periods for fellowship applications.
Program Committees
Composition:  Mandate: 

Faculty members associated with program areas, Program Coordinator, two student representatives (one Ph.D. and one M.A.), one student representative for M.Ed. concentrations in Educational Psychology (one M.Ed.).

The mandate of program committees is to monitor program offerings, make recommendations for student admissions, monitor student progress, make recommendations to the Executive Committee for program revision/changes, forward names of students and faculty for various awards, prepare for accreditation (in the case of the professional programs). Programs determine the frequency of meetings.

Program Committees are as follows:
Program Committee Members Meeting Dates 2018-2019
Counselling Psychology Counselling Psychology Program Faculty
Graduate Program Advisor
jeremie.richard [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Mr. Jérémie Richard)Ph.D. Representative
heather.armstrong2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Heather Armstrong)M.A. (Internship) Student Representative
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy)M.A. (Project) Student Representative

Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30AM in room 519:
October 3, 2018
November 7, 2018
December 5, 2018
January 9, 2019
January 23, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions (Project and PhD)
February 6, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 17, 2019

Human Development Human Development Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
anne-marie.parent [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Anne-Marie Parent), M.A. Student Representative
karissa.leduc [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Karissa Leduc), Ph.D. Student Representative
Thursdays from 11:30AM-1:00PM in room 519:
September 27, 2018
October 18, 2018 (EXCEPTIONALLY FROM 1:00- 2:30 IN ROOM room 504)
November 15, 2018
January 24, 2019
Feb 6, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions (EXCEPTIONALLY ON WEDNESDAY FROM 2:30-4:00PM)
March 28, 2019
April 25, 2019
Master of Education in Educational Psychology M.Ed. Educational Psychology Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
emily.jonas [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Emily Jonas), M.Ed. Student Representative
Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00PM in room 519:
September 19, 2018
October 10, 2018
November 14, 2018
January 16, 2019
January 30, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions (Project Applicants)
February 20, 2019
March 13, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions (all other concentrations)
April 10, 2019
May 1, 2019 (Tentative)
Learning Sciences / Health Professions Education

Learning Sciences Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Health Professions Education Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
Graduate Program Coordinator
maria.rizk [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Maria Rizk), M.A. Student Representative
brendan.munzar [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Mr. Brendan Munzar), Ph.D. Student Representative

Thursdays from 1:00-2:30PM in room 519:
September 6, 2018
October 4, 2018
November 29, 2018
January 31, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions
February 21, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 25, 2019
School/Applied Child Psychology School/Applied Child Psychology Program Faculty - for a complete list of Faculty members please click the link above.
Graduate Program Advisor
stephanie.lung [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Stephanie Lung), M.A. Student Representative
ida.foster [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Ida Foster), Ph.D. Student Representative

Thursdays from 11:30-1:00PM in room 519:
September 13, 2018
November 1, 2018
December 13, 2018
January 31, 2019 - Special Meeting, Admissions
February 28, 2019
April 4, 2019
May 9, 2019

The Clinic Advisory Committee
Composition: Mandate:

Clinic Director, faculty representatives from both professional programs (Counselling Psychology and School/Applied Child Psychology), Administrative Officer, Clinic Coordinator, two representatives from the community and two student representatives from both professional programs.

For more information, please visit the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic webpage.

The role of the Clinic Advisory Committee (CAC) is to assist the clinic director in matters of policy, procedures and financial planning relative to the operations of the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic.

The committee meets 2–4 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Nate Fuks, Chair of Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Rachael Muncaster, Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
Dr. Vera Romano, Associate Member, External
Dr. Shawna Atkins, Counselling Course Lecturer 
Dr.Marie-Hélène PennestriCounselling  Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
stephanie.lung [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Stephanie Lung), School/Applied Child  Psychology MA Student Representative
ida.foster [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Ida Foster), School/Applied Child Psychology  PhD Student Representative
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy)Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Project Stream)
jeremie.richard [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Mr. Jérémie Richard), Counselling Psychology PhD Student Representative
Assessment Materials and Resource Centre Committee
Composition: Mandate:

AMRC Chair, Clinic Director, School/Applied Child Psychology Program Representative, Counselling Psychology Program Representative, Administrative Officer, one M.A. and one Ph.D. student representative from both School/Applied Child Psychology and Counselling Psychology programs.

For more information, please visit Assessment Materials Resource Centre webpage.

To ensure that the Resource Centre's administration, both in service to its users and availability of tests, is maintained at the highest standard possible. The Committee meets a minimum of twice a year where important issues relating to the Resource Centre are discussed.

The committee meets a minimum of 2 times a year.

Committee Members:
Dr. Tina Montreuil, Chair of Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Committee
Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri, Counselling Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin, School/Applied Child Psychology Faculty Representative
Dr. Nate Fuks, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic Director
Ms. Rachael Muncaster, Clinic and Assessment Materials Resource Centre (AMRC) Coordinator
stephanie.lung [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Stephanie Lung),School/Applied ChildPsychology MAStudent Representative
ida.foster [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Ida Foster), School/Applied Child Psychology PhD Student Representative
heather.armstrong2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Heather Armstrong), Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Internship Stream)
kyla.brophy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Ms. Kyla Brophy),Counselling Psychology MA Student Representative (Project Stream)

Departmental Ad Hoc Committees

Please find below the following committee(s): Advisory Search Committee.

Advisory Search Committee (for Academic Positions)
Composition: Mandate:
Department Chair (ex officio), Program Director in the area of hire, one member of program in the area of hire, a representative of the Department Executive Committee, a graduate student representing the area of hire (preferably not a supervisee of a committee member), an external member representing a department with close ties to the area of hire. The Search Committee is chaired by the Program Director in the area of hire.

Search Committees are advisory committees who make a recommendation to the Department Chair for academic hires.

Advisory Search Committees will be appointed soon for the following forthcoming positions:

  • Tenure-track position in the area of Mental Health
  • Contract Academic position - Clinic Director, Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic

Members of these search committees will be announced soon. 

The Faculty Awards Committee
Composition: Mandate:

To identify and make faculty members aware of potential scholarly awards, and to nominate faculty members for both internal and external awards.

The Faculty Awards Committee advise the Department and faculty on matters related to Honours and Awards. The Committee administers those aspects of awards, prizes, and medals in order to recognize outstanding achievements in both teaching and research.

The Faculty Awards Committee is composed of volunteer faculty members with the intent to facilitate the criteria and selection for upcoming awards, currently, the Bruce M. Shore Collegiality Award.

Committee Members
Dr. Jacob Burack
Dr. Nathan Hall
Dr. Michael Hoover
Dr. Chiaki Konishi
Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin

Departmental Policies

Graduate Supervision Policy
ECP Graduate Supervision Policy

Mentoring Policy and Guidelines
ECP Mentoring Policy and Guidelines