TEAM SCOUP 
Sexuality & Couples

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

Researchers

Sophie2021 Sophie Bergeron, Ph.D.
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Dr. Bergeron is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal, where she holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Intimate Relationships and Sexual Well-being and leads the SCOUP Team – Sexuality and Couples. She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS). Her research examines the psychosocial risk and protective factors underlying individuals’ and couples’ sexual wellbeing, using dyadic daily diary, longitudinal and observational methods. Dr. Bergeron also developed empirically-validated group and couple cognitive-behavioral interventions for women with vulvodynia and their partners. Her work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC). She is an Associate Editor for the international journal Archives of Sexual Behavior and is Past-President of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaboSanteSexuelle/

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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). She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS).

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laboratoirecouple/

Natacha Godbout Natacha Godbout, Ph.D.

Natacha Godbout, PhD, is Full Professor at the Department of Sexology, at the Université du Québec à Montréal – (UQAM) and director of the Trauma and Couple research and intervention unit – TRACE. She has received Research Scholars Junior 2 from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS). Her research and clinical work center on the impacts of interpersonal trauma (e.g., child maltreatment, cumulative trauma) on adult sexual, interpersonal and psychological functioning (e.g., complex trauma). 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. Her research program is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Web site: www.natachagodbout.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projetcouple.uqam

Instagram: lab_trace

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), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Web site : www.etudeducouple.ca

Marie Eve Daspe2 Marie-Ève Daspe, Ph.D.

Marie-Ève Daspe, Ph.D., is a psychologist and assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal. Her research focuses on the biopsychosocial determinants of couple functioning and intimate partner violence. Within a dyadic framework, she is interested in how both partners’ physiological stress reactivity, personality and childhood interpersonal trauma jointly influence couple interactions and risks for intimate partner violence. Her work is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC). She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS).

Web site: http://marieevedaspe.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LIVEResearchLab/

Marie Pier Vaillancourt Morel2 Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D.

Dr. Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel is an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, director of the Sexual and Intimate Life Lab (Sail Lab), and holder of the UQTR Research Chair on couples’ sexuality. She is also a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS). Her clinical and research interests incorporate the emergence of sexual difficulties in intimate relationships as well as the interdependence between couple and sexual functioning. Her research focus more specifically on the effect of childhood interpersonal trauma and pornography use on sexuality of romantic couples. Her work is funded by the the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC).

Web site: http://www.SailLab.ca/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAILResearchLab

 

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 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).

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