Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D.
Dr. Bergeron is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal and holds the Canada Research Chair in Intimate Relationships and Sexual Well-being. 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.