After completing his undergraduate studies at the Université de Moncton, Jean-Michel Robichaud obtained his PhD in clinical psychology at the Université de Montréal in 2020.

During his PhD, Jean-Michel worked mostly as a clinician and researcher with families. As a clinician, Jean-Michel practiced three years at the Clinique Universitaire de Psychologie of the Université de Montréal, where he assessed and treated children/adolescents presenting various cognitive and affective issues as well as their parents. Jean-Michel also did a one-year clinical internship at the Jewish General Hospital as a family and couple therapist. Concomitantly, Jean-Michel developed a research expertise in parenting, examining how parents could best intervene with their children in difficult settings (ex: when children persistently break rules) and what factors helped and prevented parents from using such interventions. This expertise led him to give conferences and workshops on parenting across Canada and in Europe.

At the Clinic of Applied Psychology, Jean-Michel intervenes mainly with families, couples and adolescents/young adults. In family therapy, Jean-Michel uses a systemic approach to help families of all ages identifying and changing relational dynamics that contribute to their presented difficulties. Jean-Michel also helps families to discuss and repair long-lasting psychological wounds as well as more recent ones. In couple therapy, Jean-Michel mostly uses emotion focused therapy to help couples identifying and communicating their needs underlying their conjugal difficulties. In individual therapy, Jean-Michel begins by an assessment in order to better understand the client’s needs and identify factors that contribute to preventing, maintaining and aggravating the presented issues. In light of the assessment, Jean-Michel establishes an intervention plan with the client that generally integrates notions from humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Besides his work as a clinician, Jean-Michel teaches psychology at the university, pursues his research in parenting and offers conferences on the topic.

Population Served
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Adolescents
  • Young adults

Areas of interest
  • Assessment and treatment of:
    • Family issues
    • Conjugal issues
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Mood disorders
    • Existential issues
  • Parental coaching

  • Systemic therapy
  • Emotion focused therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (3rd wave)