Montréal, Qc. 

Hosted by McGill University & 

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

August 23 - 24, 2017

*All attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Peg Dawson's book


Conference Chair: Marie-Michelle Boulanger, PhD Student
School/Applied Child Psychology Student Association Rep: Micah Tilley, MA Candidate 

Communications Coordinator: Loredana Marchica, PhD Student 

External Coordinator: Ida Foster, PhD Student 

Internal Coordinator: Laura Varona Prevez, PhD Student 
Sponsorship Coordinator: Emily Stubbert, MA Candidate
Public Relations Coordinator: Shalaka Shah, PhD Candidate

Faculty Advisors

Conference Chair: Marie-Michelle Boulanger, PhD Student

​Finance Coordinator/Co-Chair: Catherine Archambault, PhD Student
Advertising Coordinator: Micah Tilley, PhD Student 

Communications Coordinator: Samantha O'Brien, MA Student

External Coordinator: Ida Foster, PhD Student 

Internal Coordinator: Jenilee Napoleon, PhD Student 
Sponsorship Co-Coordinators: Emily Stubbert, PhD Student and Hadas Dahary, MA Student
Academic Program Coordinator: Loredana Marchica, PhD Student

2016-2017 Student Committee 

Steven Shaw, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. He is the Graduate Program Director of the School/Applied Child Psychology Program. He earned a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Florida in 1991. At McGill University he is director of the Resilience, Pediatric Psychology and Neurogenetic Connections Lab and co-director of the McGill Developmental Research Lab. Before entering academia, he had 17 years of experience as a school psychologist in school, university, hospital, medical school, and independent practice. From 1997 to 2004, he served as lead psychologist and associate professor of pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Shaw is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. In 2000, the South Carolina Association of School Psychologists recognized him for "Outstanding Contributions to Education" for his work on addressing overrepresentation of minority groups in special education, and development of teaching techniques for children with borderline intelligence. In 2010, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Faculty of Education at McGill University. In 2012, he received the President’s Award from the National Association of School Psychologists for his innovative research-to-practice efforts. His clinical and research interests include pediatric school psychology, improving education of children with rare genetic disorders and autism, and development of resilience skills in children at risk for academic failure. He has over 160 scholarly publications and presentations and has published four books. He is on the editorial board of several international scholarly journals and is editor of School Psychology Forum.

Jeffrey L. Derevensky, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. In addition to his administrative duties, he is currently the Director of Clinical Training in School/Applied Child Psychology and Professor, Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He has published widely in the fields of child development, developmental psychopathology, gambling studies and education and is on the editorial board of numerous journals. He has developed a comprehensive research program investigating many facets of adolescent risky behaviors with a particular emphasis on understanding youth gambling behaviors. He remains actively involved in basic and applied research, prevention, treatment, training and social policy development. Dr. Derevensky has been a consultant to gaming corporations and governments throughout the world and has provided expert testimony before legislative bodies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is the author of over 150 published refereed peer-reviewed journal articles, 60 book chapters, and 3 books. He is also the Director of the McGill University Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic and Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

In Collaboration with the School/Applied Child Psychology Student Association

​sacpstudentassociationatmcgill.com

2015-2016 Student Committee