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 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.

Research Coordinator

MyleneDesrosiers Mylène Desrosiers, M.A
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Mylène Desrosiers is a clinical sexologist and the research coordinator for the Sexual Health Laboratory. She has been with the lab since 2003. She 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 and is receiving financial support from a SSHRC post-doctoral fellowship. Her clinical and research interests focus on childhood and adulthood sexual violence, sexual compulsivity and the compulsive use of online pornography. 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 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 was a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQ-SC) scholarship recipient for 2016-2018 and she is a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S) scholarship recipient for 2018-2021.

 

Laurence DM carré Laurence de Montigny Gauthier

Laurence is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology (D.Psy) at the Université de Montréal since 2014. Her doctoral research project, which she defended in January 2017, was on the impact of childhood sexual aggression on the couple relationship in adulthood. The article issued from this research is currently in press at the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. For 2018-2019, she is an intern at the “Clinique de consultation conjugale Poitras-Wright, Côté” and at the Family Medecine Clinique Notre-Dame. During her doctoral, she received three scholarships from CRIPCAS.

 

Alice GirouardAlice Girouard

Alice holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Laval University and is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology (R/I) at Université de Montréal since September 2018. Her research interests focus on the determinants of psychological and sexual health, as well as resilience. Alice is the recipient of a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for 2018-2019.

 

 

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. He is a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQ-SC) scholarship recipient.

 

MyriamPaquet2017a 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 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. Her doctoral research project is on potential mediators of therapeutic change in the randomized clinical trial underway. She is a FRQS scholarship student.

 

 

Research assistants

Maïna LerouxMaïna Leroux

Maïna is currently completing her bachelor's degree in Psychology within the Honors program at the University of Montreal. Since summer 2018, she participated to the advancement of the Sexual Health Laboratory’s projects as a research assistant. Her field of interests includes interpersonal relationships as well as protective factors contributing to the sexual well-being of sexual abuse survivors.

 

 

Sarafina MétellusSarafina Métellus

Sarafina is a third year psychology undergraduate student at the Université de Montréal. She is working towards an Honours degree under the direction of professor Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D. She has been working as a research assistant in Sexual Health Laboratory since May 2018. More broadly, Sarafina is interested in counseling. More specifically, her interest includes topics related to the developmental stages of childhood and adolescence. As well, she has an interest in intervention methods which further the well-being of youths dealing with psychosocial difficulties.

 

Belinda Mokri

Belinda is currently a second year Psychology Bachelor student at the University of Montreal. She joined the Sexual Health Laboratory in fall 2017. Her interests include marital problems, cognitive schemas and the impact of cognitive-behavioral therapy on the well-being of both couples and individuals.

 

Marie Michèle PaquetteMarie-Michèle Paquette

Marie-Michèle is finishing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Université de Montréal. She joined the Sexual Health Laboratory in May 2018 as a research assistant. She is also follow the Honor program at the Laboratory under tthe direction of professor Sophie Bergeron. Her clinical interests include sexuality, in particular among teenagers, and couple relationships.

 

 

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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