Sexual Health
Laboratory

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

Researchers

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 Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS). Her research interests encompass an interdisciplinary perspective on the psychosocial and interpersonal aspects of women and men’s sexual health. Her work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Soutien aux équipes de recherche program of the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC). Dr. Bergeron spear-headed the development of an empirically-validated Cognitive-Behavioral Pain and Sex Therapy for the treatment of women with vulvodynia, and is co-leading the current development and testing of an innovative Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy for women with vulvodynia and their partners. Her research and clinical expertise includes the study and treatment of sexual health problems, sex and couple therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and clinical supervision. She is an Associate Editor for the international journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, was an advisor to the DSM-5 committee on Sexual Disorders, and is President-Elect of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.

Audrey Brassard Audrey Brassard, Ph.D.

Audrey Brassard, Ph.D., completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in 2006. She is a psychologist and a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. She teaches couple therapy and supervises many graduate students in their predoctoral internship. Dr. Brassard’s research interests include romantic attachment, sexuality, and intimate partner violence. Her work focuses on the measure and correlates of couple distress and sexual difficulties among adults from various populations (e.g., emerging adults, couples seeking therapy, couples undergoing fertility treatment, new parents).

Web site : http://labo-couple.recherche.usherbrooke.ca/

Natacha Godbout Natacha Godbout, Ph.D.

Natacha Godbout, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal - UQAM, Canada. She is director of TRACE: Trauma and Couple research and intervention unit. Her research and clinical work center on the impacts of interpersonal trauma (child maltreatment, polyvictimization) on adult sexual, interpersonal and psychological functioning and on survivors trajectories. One of the main functions of her research is to develop comprehensive models to understand interpersonal violence and related suffering, to treat its effects and prevent its recurrence.

Web site : www.natachagodbout.com

Yvan  Lussier Yvan Lussier, Ph.D.

Yvan Lussier, Ph.D., is a psychologist and professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Since 1990, he is responsible of the couple psychology laboratory. He is co-editor of two books : le manuel clinique des psychothérapies de couple et les fondements de la psychologie du couple. His recent work focuses on adult attachment and on the formation and maintenance processes of couple relationships. He is also interested in the clinical evaluation of marital functioning. He is a member of the Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelle and has previously been President of the Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie.

Web site : http://www.uqtr.ca/labcouple

Katherine Peloquin Katherine Péloquin, Ph.D.

Dr. Péloquin is an assistant professor at the psychology department at the University of Montreal and a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS). Her research focuses on different domains of couple functioning both in the general population and in specific clinical groups. Among other variables, she examines romantic attachment, partner support, couple coping abilities, and sexuality to better understand relational dynamics observed in various conjugal contexts including infertility and other health-related problems, partner violence, and couple therapy. Dr. Péloquin’s research has received funding from the Fonds de recherche québécois en santé (FRQS) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Web site : www.etudeducouple.ca

Collaborators

Marie France Lafontaine Marie-France Lafontaine, Ph.D.

Dr. Marie-France Lafontaine is a Full Professor and the director of the Couple Research Lab at the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Her research and clinical interests include heterosexual and same-sex romantic relationships, romantic attachment, intimate partner violence, self-injury, chronic pain, telepsychotherapy and family health. Dr. Marie-France Lafontaine also provides psychological services to individual adults and couples in her private practice.

Web site : http://socialsciences.uottawa.ca/couple-research/

Natalie Rosen Natalie Rosen, Ph.D.

Dr. Natalie Rosen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests focus on understanding how individuals, and especially couples, cope with sexual problems (e.g., low desire or genital pain) or changes to their sexual relationship (e.g., in pregnancy or postpartum). She is an Associate Editor of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on sexual relationships. Dr. Rosen’s research is currently funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation of Innovation. Dr. Rosen also maintains a small private practice focused exclusively on sex and couple therapy.

Web site : www.natalieorosen.com

Research Coordinator

MyleneDesrosiers Mylène Desrosiers, M.A
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Mylène Desrosiers is the research coordinator for the Women's 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.

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