Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

Noémie bigras 2022.2 cNoémie Bigras, Ph.D.

Noémie Bigras is a postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at the Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Dr. Sophie Bergeron. She receives financial support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Her research focuses on dyadic associations between emotional regulation, communication and sexual well-being in couples from the community and couples dealing with loss of sexual desire through multi-method research designs. Noémie holds a Master's degree in Sexology (research and intervention) from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Ph.D in Psychology (Psy.D / Ph.D) from the same university, under the supervision of Dr. Natacha Godbout. She also has a clinical practice as a psychologist in which she meets individuals and couples with relationship and sexual difficulties.


  • Baumann, M., Bigras, N., Paradis, A., & Godbout, N. (2021). It’s good to have you: The moderator role of relationship satisfaction in the link between child sexual abuse and sexual difficulties. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 47(1), 1-15. doi:10.1080/0092623X.2020.1797965
  • Bigras, N., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Nolin, M.-C., & Bergeron, S. (2021). Associations between childhood sexual abuse and sexual wellbeing in adulthood: A systematic literature review. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 30(3), 332-352.
  • Bigras, N., Bosisio, M., Daspe, M.-È., & Godbout, N. (2020). Who am I and what do I need? Identity difficulties as a mechanism of the link between childhood neglect and adult sexual disturbances. International Journal of Sexual Health, 32(3), 267-281. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2020.1796881
  • Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2020). Validation francophone de l’Inventaire des capacités du soi altérées au sein d’adultes de la communauté et d’un échantillon clinique. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 52(4), 285–298.
  • Therriault, C., Bigras, N., Hébert, M., & Godbout, N. (2020). All Involved in the Recovery: Disclosure and Social Reactions following Sexual Victimization. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 29(6), p.661-679. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2020.1725210
  • Briere, J., Runtz, M., Eadie, E. M., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2019). The Disorganized Response Scale: Construct validity of a potential self-report measure of disorganized attachment. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(5), 486-494. doi: 10.1037/tra0000396
  • Dion, J., Gervais, J., Bigras, N., Blackburn, M-È., & Godbout, N. (2019). A longitudinal study of the mediating role of adult romantic attachment in the relation between child maltreatment and psychological adaptation. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48, 2391–2402
  • Godbout, N., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Bigras, N., Briere, J., Hébert, M., Runtz, M., & Sabourin, S. (2019). Intimate partner violence in male survivors of child maltreatment: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 20(1), 99-113. doi: 10.1177/1524838017692382 
  • Bolduc, R., Bigras, N., Daspe, M.-È., Hébert, M., & Godbout, N. (2018). Childhood CumulativeTrauma and Depressive Symptoms in Adulthood: The Role of Mindfulness and Dissociation. Mindfulness, 9(5), 1594-1603.
  • Ensink, K., Godbout, N., Bigras, N., Lampron, J., Sabourin, S., & Normandin, L. (2018). Persistent and transitory sexualized behavior problems in children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 49(4), 621-631. doi: 10.1007/s10578-017-0778-0.
  • Bigras, N., Daspe, M-E, Godbout, N, Briere, J., & Sabourin, S. (2017). Cumulative childhood trauma and adult sexual satisfaction: Mediation by affect dysregulation and sexual anxiety in men and women. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43(4), 377-396. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2016.1176609
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., Hébert, M., & Sabourin, S. (2017). Cumulative Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sexual Satisfaction in Sex Therapy Patients: What Role for Symptom Complexity? The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 14(3), 444-454.
  • Briere, J., Dias, C., Semple, R. J., Scott, C., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2017). Acute Stress Symptoms in Acutely Injured Patients: Precipitating versus Cumulative Trauma and the Contribution of Peritraumatic Distress. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 30(4), 381-388. doi: 10.1002/jts.22200
  • Briere, J., Runtz, M., Eadie, E., Bigras, N., & Godbout, N. (2017). Disengaged Parenting: Structural Equation Modeling with Child Abuse, Insecure Attachment, and Adult Symptomatology. Child Abuse & Neglect, 67, 260-270.
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., & Briere, J. (2015). Childhood sexual abuse, sexual anxiety, and sexual satisfaction: The role of self-capacities. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 24(5), 464-483. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2015.1042184.
  • Bigras, N., Godbout, N., Hébert, M., Runtz, M., & Daspe, M-È. (2015). Identity and Relatedness as Mediators between Child Emotional Abuse and Adult Dyadic Adjustment in Women. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, 85-93. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.009.
  • Péloquin, K., Bigras, N., Brassard, A., & Godbout, N. (2014). Perceiving that one’s partner is supportive moderates the association between attachment avoidance and psychosexual variables. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(3), 178-188. doi10.3138/cjhs.2443

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