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Éric Papineau

Éric Papineau is currently a Doctoral student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. For his doctoral dissertation, Éric’s focus is to change how research is conducted to create relevant and useful research in psychology. In hopes of bridging the gap between research and practice, he strives to develop approaches to implement research for the benefit of academic success, individual function, and mental health of children. He obtained his Master’s and Educational Specialist degree from the University of Memphis in 2021. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors from Laurentian University in 2017.


Over the last three years, Éric garnered clinical experience in various environments. After completing his clinical placement with Germantown Municipal School District in 2021, Éric obtained his Nationally Certified School Psychologist designation from NASP. From 2021 to 2023, Éric practiced in the educational system as a school psychologist within Memphis-Shelby County Schools. Éric’s experience varied between elementary schools, private schools, and the juvenile prison system. During this time, Éric provided in-depth psychoeducational assessment, case conceptualization, consultation, and behavioral/social-emotional intervention to children and adolescents. He has worked with a variety of children presenting with intellectual, developmental, social emotional, adaptive, medical, physical, and academic disabilities. Éric embraces a client-centered holistic approach to assessment and care, which emanates from evidence-based practice.


  • PhD in Child Psychology at McGill University (In Progress)

  • MA/EdS in School Psychology from University of Memphis (2021)

  • BSc with Honors in Psychology from Laurentian University (2017)

Certifications and Trainings

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist by NASP (2021)

  • ADOS-2 certified by Vanderbilt University/TRIAD (2021)

  • QPR certified by TSPN (2019)

  • Trauma-Focused CBT by Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (2019)

  • Bilingualism certificate in French and English from Laurentian University (2017)

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