Steven R. Shaw

Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)


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Associate Professor - School/Applied Child Psychology, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)


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EDPC 609 Psychological Testing 1
EDPC 610 Psychological Testing 2
EDPC 682D1 Practicum:Psychological Test
EDPC 682D2 Practicum:Psychological Test
EDPE 605 Research Methods
EDPE 609 Selected Topics in Ed Psych

PhD University of Florida
MEd University of Florida
BSc University of Florida, Psychology

Curriculum vitae

Teaching Interests

1) Psychological assessment of children and adolescents. 2) Behaviour management of children and adolescents with diverse educational needs. 3) Crisis management in the schools. 4) Professional school psychology. 5) Research methodology

Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, and Neurogenetic Connections Lab

The Connections lab develops and evaluates innovative educational practices and the implementation of innovation in classrooms. The goal is to provide seamless research-to-practice content and processes for school psychologists and teachers. The current focus is the development, implementation, and evaluation of meta-academic interventions to improve school performance for students at risk for academic problems. Of special interest is the use of the Open Source Analogy Implementation Model. These skills include: executive functions, social skills, school adaptation, coping with medical issues, and coping with mental health issues. These interventions are being evaluated for students in primary, secondary, and adult education settings. Work related to the meta-academic model has been applied to children with medical issues, genetic disorders, borderline intelligence, learning disabilities, autism, and other high risk populations. These interventions have been applied in schools throughout Canada and the US. All interventions are free for users and available at:

School and Applied Child Psychology

Steven Shaw is associate professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal. 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. Dr. Shaw is currently the Graduate Program Director of the School/Applied Child Psychology program. Before entering academia, he had 17 years of experience as a school psychologist in school, university, hospital, medical school, and independent practice. 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 over-representation 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.