About Us

Who we are

THE FOUNDING PARTNERS


Dr. MARILYN FITZPATRICK, M.Ed., Ph.D., OPQ, is the co-founder of Medipsy. She is a licensed psychologist and has been a practicing psychotherapist and a psychotherapy supervisor for many years.  Dr. Fitzpatrick is a researcher and professor emeritus at McGill University and former Program Director and Director of Clinical Training of its Counseling Psychology Program.  In that role, she was responsible for the development and administration of training programs that are accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and the Order of Guidance Counsellors of Quebec. 

Dr. Fitzpatrick’s work is dedicated to understanding psychotherapy from a framework of evidence-based practices that support successful psychotherapy outcomes. She has chaired or hosted a number of national and international conferences in psychology and psychotherapy and has published numerous manuscripts, made dozens of presentations at conferences and learned societies, and received funding from major granting organizations.  She serves on the editorial boards of international journals and has edited special sections of Canadian and International journals. She is also a co-Director of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG) which conducts state-of-the-art clinical research.  Her work focuses on  factors that are related to successful outcome in psychotherapy and  helping clinicians to offer the best level of evidence-based personalized care.

Dr. MARTIN DRAPEAU, M.P.s, Ph.D., OPQ, cofounded Medipsy with Dr. Fitzpatrick. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, and a professor of counselling psychology and psychiatry at McGill University, and an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the University of Sherbrooke. He is the Director of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Drapeau is also affiliated with a number of prestigious research groups in Quebec, including Qualaxia, a network of researchers, experts, decision-makers, and clinicians who are committed to improving the quality of care in mental health. He is a former project director at the Lady Davis Institute (Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry) and was Vice president of the Order of psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) for several years, served on its executive committee and Board of directors, and chaired its continuing education committee. He has also been a member of numerous OPQ convention organising and scientific committees. 

Dr. Drapeau was the editor in chief of three scientific journals, including Canadian Psychology and Science and Practice; he is on the editorial board of a number of other journals, has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has received numerous grants and awards. He has been involved in many committees of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, and of the Canadian Psychological Association, including the Presidential Taskforce for Evidence Based Practice, and was the Quebec representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives for several years. Dr. Drapeau is an elected member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Soceity of Canada. More information, including his reusme, can be found on his personal website or his lab's website

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