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Gabrielle Clerk fonds

Media Type: 
Multiple media
Call Number / Archival Reference Number: 
P 331
STEM Field: 
This fonds documents Gabrielle Clerk's academic and professional career. It contains course files: syllabus, course notes, examples of assignments and examinations, documents relating to the evaluation and recommendation of students. It includes documents relating to educational activities and initiatives, files relating to participation in committees, conventions, and conferences. The fonds includes records concerning the Department of Psychology and the organization of the Counselling Service. There are also files on activities outside the Université de Montréal, research files, publication files and correspondence with various francophone institutions. The fonds also contains résumés, documents of appointment to the Université de Montréal, certificates of employment and the text of Ms. Clerk's doctoral thesis on the short-comings of the use of interviews and Rorschach test. Finally, there are diplomas and certificates, photographs of participation in the International Congress of Psychoanalysis in Vienna (1971), as well as other documents attesting to her professional activities.
Biography/Administrative History: 
Gabrielle Clerk (1923-2012) was born on June 30, 1923. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor's degree in 1944. She received a doctorate in psychology from the Université de Montréal in 1953. While at the Université de Montréal, Ms. Clerk began her teaching career at the Institute of Psychology as a part-time professor. In 1949, she was alternately assistant professor and associate professor. She became a full-time professor in 1960 and obtained her agrégation in 1966. Finally, she was appointed Professor Emeritus in 1987. Ms. Clerk was the first woman of Quebec and Canadian origin to graduate from the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis (1968). She participated significantly in the activities of this organization through the training of children's analysts. She also became involved in this field as a consultant at the Montreal Children's Hospital and participated in the training of mental health professionals at McGill University. She was a member of many provincial and national professional association committees and commissions. The contents of her teachings focused on projective techniques, child and adolescent psychopathology; psychoanalytic intervention with children and adolescents. She also conducted research seminars on women's aggressiveness and psychosexuality.
71 cm of textual documents, several photographs and diplomas
Hosting Institution: 
University of Montreal
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