Raquel Faria Chapdelaine

Position: Instructor

Department: Psychology/Social Science

Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: DL A3140

Office Phone: (604) 777-6350

Email: chapdelainer@douglascollege.ca 

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Applied Social Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
  • M.A., Applied Social Psychology, University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A., Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Academic and Professional Profile

Raquel S. Faria Chapdelaine, Ph.D., is a full-time faculty member in the Psychology Department at Douglas College. Dr. Faria Chapdelaine obtained her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. In addition, she has a professional degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pontifical Catholic University in Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has conducted applied research in the fields of migration and multiculturalism, and is interested in how social psychology and psychoanalysis can contribute to the understanding of prejudice, racism, inequalities, and the increasing levels of authoritarianism in our times. As the coordinator for the Psychology Service Learning Program at Douglas College, Dr. Faria Chapdelaine taught and supervised students working in the fields of addictions, homelessness, human rights, cognitive disabilities, youth and child development, to mention a few.

Teaching Concentrations

My teaching concentrations are in the areas of social psychology and cultural psychology. In addition, in the past years, I have coordinated the Applied Psychology Service Learning program, as well as taught and supervised psychology B.A. students enrolled in this course.


  • PSYC 1100
  • PSYC 1200
  • PSYC 3300
  • PSYC 3340
  • PSYC 3390

Research/Clinical Activities

For the past years, Dr. Faria Chapdelaine has been exploring how the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy intersect. She has been both a participant and presenter in the Summer Institute for Continental Philosophy at Douglas College. A recent interest concerns the field of Critical Psychology. In addition to teaching full-time, Dr. Faria Chapdelaine occasionally engages in process consultation and applied research projects via her private practice Faria Consulting and Applied Research.

Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2021-22: NO

Professional Affiliations and Community Service

2020 – to date, Humanities and Social Sciences Alternate for the Executive Council, DCFA, Douglas College. 2014 - 2017, Humanities and Social Sciences Contract Committee Representative, DCFA, Douglas College. 2015 - 2017, Service Learning Program Coordinator, Applied Psychology B.A. Program, Douglas College. 1998 - 2009, Consultant and researcher at Faria & Plett Consulting.  2010 – to date, Consultant and researcher at Faria Consulting and Applied Research. In the latter role, Dr. Faria Chapdelaine has conducted applied research in varied organizational settings (e.g. universities, government and community agencies) as well as offered mentorship and process consultation to individuals experiencing career difficulties and academic challenges.