Consultation services for youth, adults and families in Westmount, QC
Constance Lalinec obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from Mc Gill University. Her doctoral and post-doctoral studies focused on the challenges that children (from toddlers to the teenage years) and their families may encounter. She specializes in multimodal interventions with behavioural, developmental, emotional and social problems in youth, as well as adaptation difficulties in adults and families.
Services are provided in both French and English.
I completed my studies in clinical psychology at Mc Gill University. After obtaining a B.A, I was trained in applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) while working with autistic children in a residential treatment center for two years. Then, my doctoral research project examined the impact of a parent-implemented cognitive-behavioral intervention for toddlers with autistic spectrum disorders. Following this, I completed the three-year Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program (Montreal Children’s Hospital, Psychiatry Department – Mc Gill) and also followed the Argyle Institute post-graduate program for three years. I have worked in a pediatric hospital setting for over 30 years and was involved with various medical wards as well as psychiatry. A bilingual private practice for youth, adults and families was started in 1995.
The goal of a consultation is to listen carefully to your concerns, to analyze many facets of the context in which they arise, in order to define goals that will promote personal growth. The clinical work focuses on understanding the challenges we face in the present, while considering how past experiences play a role in our lives. I use a variety of techniques that target beliefs, emotions and behaviors in individual and family counseling. My theoretical orientation is integrative and interactive.