Sexual Health
Laboratory

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

Director

Sophie Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D.
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Dr. Bergeron is a full professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal. She is also a member of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles (CRIPCAS). Dr. Bergeron obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at McGill University and completed post-doctorate studies in Sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her research interests encompass an interdisciplinary perspective on the psychosocial and interpersonal aspects of women's sexual health, in particular the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of gynecological pain, and the treatment of dyspareunia and vaginismus. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Bergeron's current research projects focus on evaluating the efficacy of cognitive, behavioural and medical interventions in treating dyspareunia, as well as the role of affective, cognitive and relational variables associated with gynecological pain. She spear-headed the development of an empirically-tested Cognitive-Behavioural Pain and Sex Therapy for the treatment of women suffering from dyspareunia, and is co-leading the current development and testing of an innovation Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy for women with dyspareunia and their partners. Her areas of expertise, as well as research and clinical interests include the study and treatment of gynecological pain, human sexuality, sexual therapy, couples therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy and clinical supervision.

Research Coordinator

MyleneDesrosiers Mylène Desrosiers, M.A
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Mylène Desrosiers is the research coordinator for the Sexual Health Laboratory. She has been with the lab since 2003. She is also a clinical sexologist working as a member of a multidisciplinary team specializing in the treatment of gynecological problems at Clinique A (rue McGill, Montreal). Mylène Desrosiers earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Université Laval and a Masters of Arts in Sexology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Bergeron. Her clinical areas of interest relate to the treatment of sexual dysfunctions experienced by individuals and couples, as well as the treatment of vulvovaginal pain problems.

Post-Doctoral Students

Marie Pier Vaillancourt Morel 2 Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D.

Marie-Pier is a post-doctoral fellow in Psychology at the Université de Montréal since September 2016. Her clinical and research interests focus on the emergence of sexual difficulties in intimate relationships as well as the interdependance between couple and sexual functionning. She holds a post-doctoral fellowship from SSHRC and her research is on the sexual wellbeing of some child sexual abuse survivors. Marie-Pier obtained her Ph.D. in Research Psychology and Intervention at the Université Laval (Ph.D. R/I) supervised by Stéphane Sabourin and Natacha Godbout. Her thesis was on couple and sexual symptomatology in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. During her Ph.D., she helds a SSHRC doctoral fellowship from 2013-2015 and a FRQ-SC doctoral fellowship from 2015-2016.

Doctoral Students

Myriam Bosisio Myriam Bosisio

Myriam is a doctoral candidate in Research Psychology and Intervention at the University of Montreal since September 2017. She is particularly interested in the impact of interpersonal factors on couple relationship and sexual well-being of couples from the general population. Myriam is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) scholarship recipient for 2017-2018 and a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQ-SC) scholarship recipient for 2018-2019. She also received a merit Scholarship from the Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l’Université de Montréal.

 

VéroniqueCL 2016 Véronique Charbonneau-Lefebvre

Véronique is a doctoral candidate in Research Psychology and Intervention at the University of Montreal since September 2016. Her main interests are couples therapy, sexuality, chronic pain and protective factors for child sexual abuse survivors, such as parental support throughout childhood. Véronique is a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQ-SC) scholarship recipient for 2016-2018.

 

  

laurence montigny gauthier Laurence de Montigny Gauthier

Laurence has a bachelor in psychology from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology (D.Psy) at the Université de Montréal since 2014. Her doctoral research project is on the impact of childhood sexual aggression on the couple relationship in adulthood. She received three scholarships from CRIPCAS.

 

 

 

jean francois jodouin Jean-François Jodouin

Jean-François joined the lab in 2015. He is studying in Montréal University’s “Recherche et Intervention” doctoral program. His previous degrees include a PhD in Cognitive Science from the Université de Paris-Sud, and more recently, a BA in psychology from McGill University. Jean-François’ research focuses on sexual desire and motivation.

 

 

MyriamPaquet Myriam Pâquet

Myriam is a doctoral candidate in Research Psychology and Intervention at the Université de Montréal since 2014 (Ph.D. R/I). Her clinical and research interests focus on psychological and interpersonal factors affecting women's sexual health and well-being, with an emphasis on genito-pelvic pain. Using a daily diary approach, her doctorate research project attemps to examine the role of perceived injustice, shame and guilt among women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners. She is a FRQS scholarship student.

MarieSanterre2 Marie Santerre-Baillargeon

Marie Santerre-Baillargeon is a doctoral candidate in Research Psychology and Intervention at the Université de Montréal (Ph.D. R/I) since 2014. Her clinical and research interests are the role of psychological factors in women’s vulvar pain and the third wave of behavioral and cognitive therapies for chronic pain. His doctoral research project is on self-compassion as a potential mediator of therapeutic change in the randomized clinical trial underway. She is a FRQS scholarship student.

 

Research assistants

Sabrina BerthiaumeSabrina Berthiaume

Sabrina is currently a third year Psychology Bachelor student at the University of Montreal. She is a team member for the Women's Sexuel Health Laboratory since fall 2016. Her interests include attachment relationships, marital problems and sexual well-being. During the academic year 2017-2018, Sabrina conducts an internship at the Clinique A rue McGill to broaden her knowledge in her field of study.

 

 

Dorothee2017Dorothée Guilbault

Dorothée is currently a third year Psychology Bachelor student at the University of Montreal. She is a team member for the Women's Sexual Health Laboratory since spring 2017. Her interests include interpersonal relationships, psychological factors linked to intimicy and the woman and the couple’s sexual well-being. Dorothée begins an internship in which she will have the opportunity to develop her knowledge and skills in her field of study : psychology.

 

 

Collaborators

Mary Lou Baxter, MD
Dermatologist, Dalhousie University
Dermatologist at the Capital District Health Authority (CDHA)

Yitzchak (Irv) M. Binik, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Department of Psychology, McGill University
Director of the Sex Therapy and Couple Therapy Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre (Royal Victoria Hospital)

Audrey Brassard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Université de Sherbrooke

Lori Brotto, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University of British Columbia
Director, University of British Columbia Sexual Health Laboratory

Isabelle Delisle, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Dalhousie University
Gynecologist at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre

Paul Enzlin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven
Director, Sexology Education Program, University of Leuven
Director, Education Program in Methodology and Sexology Practices, University of Leuven

Martine Hébert, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal

Emily Impett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto

Samir Khalifé, MD
Gynecologist at the McGill University Health Centre
Gynecologist at the Jewish General Hospital

Bernard Lambert, MD
Associate Professor at the clinic at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Hôpital St-Luc)

Marie-Hélène Mayrand, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Preventive and Social Medicine. Université de Montréal
Gynecologist at the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Hôpital St-Luc)
Director, VUVA Clinic, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Hôpital St-Luc)
Director, Research and Investigation Unit in Colposcopy, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (Hôpital St-Luc)

Mélanie Morin, Physiotherapist, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the School of Rehabilitation, Université de Sherbrooke

Katherine Péloquin, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal

Natalie Rosen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology & Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University

Marc Steben, MD
Medical Director at Clinic A
Medical Consultant at the ITSS Unit of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)

Aleksandar Stulhofer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb
Head, Sexology Unit, University of Zagreb

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