B.Sc. (Economics, Université de Sherbrooke),
B.A. (Psychology, Concordia University),
Ph.D. (Clinical psychology, Université de Montréal),
Post-doctoral Fellowships (Research unit on children’s psychosocial maladjustment/GRIP, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal)
Catherine joined the department in 2018. Beforehand, she was a professor of child and adolescent development in the department of educational sciences at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). Catherine is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist. Her research specializes in clinical interventions for children and adolescents, both in schools and in clinical settings. Specifically, her expertise lies in mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for youth. She studies the impact of MBIs within the self-determination theory, positive psychology and existential psychology frameworks. As such, she conducts research evaluating the impact of MBIs on mental health and well-being in elementary school and high school students in regular classrooms or with special education needs, such as severe learning disabilities or severe psychological disorders. She is also interested in the links between philosophy for children and mindfulness and their impact on self-determination in elementary school children. She is the first author of a MBI textbook for youth in school-based settings. She is a member of the Psychological Health and Wellbeing Cluster and of the Research Unit on Mindfulness (GRIPA) and director of the Exceptional Children, School and Clinical Psychology lab.