Dr. Serge Lacroix is a tenured Senior Instructor in the Educational Leadership stream in School Psychology. He is currently Co-Graduate Advisor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and, Special Education (ECPS) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia.
As a Registered Psychologist, Dr. Lacroix has been teaching the practicum in school psychology for eight years while also teaching numerous graduate courses in the program. Originally trained as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Lacroix has worked with various clienteles in Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, both in school systems and in private practice, as much in French as in English. After completing a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Laval University, he worked in a research setting before transitioning to a school psychology position. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of British Columbia. Over the last 20 years, he has worked as a School Psychologist, managed a test development project and has done test revision and test translation. He has revised or translated a number of widely distributed measures of intelligence, achievement, depression / anxiety and attention / hyperactivity.
Dr. Lacroix is the author of the Échelle francophone d’appréciation durendement-EFAR, an achievement test for students in a linguistic minority setting. Dr. Lacroix has presented at numerous national and international conferences on the topic of bilingual assessment of cognitive abilities as well as on multilingual and multicultural issues as it pertains to assessment. He maintains a private practice where he specializes in psychoeducational assessments and language of learning/testing issues.
Theoretical orientation: Cognitive and Existential-Dynamic