McGill University

Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, & Neurogenetic Connections Lab

The purpose of the Connections Lab is to improve the quality of clinical research in order to advance the mental health and educational performance of schoolchildren at risk for school failure. Clinical research is advanced through evidence-based practices, implementation science, credible program evaluation, and continuous improvement of interventions. Nearly all of our research takes place in schools around the world. Our approach is to develop collaborative relationships with teachers, psychologists, and other educational professionals as community of learners and teachers to make research findings useful, robust, credible, resource efficient, transparent, and context-sensitive. Currently, our work involves testing, improving, and applying the Open Source Analogy Model (OSAM) of implementation, a novel approach to clinical intervention, implementation, research, and theory building.

Upcoming Events

June 26-30, 2018 Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association/International Congress of Applied Psychology. Montreal, QC

August 21, 2018 Homework help for parents. Parenting Lecture Series. Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. St. Luc, QC

October 18-19, 2018. “But how do I do that?” Advancing Implementation of Innovative Research in Education and Mental Health. New York Association of School Psychologists. Lake Placid, NY

November 14, 2018. Implementation of evidence-based practices for building resilience in students with mild intellectual disabilities. British Columbia Association of School Psychology. Vancouver, BC