Professors Natacha Godbout, Ph.D.,  and Alison Paradis, Ph.D., were interviewed to share our results from our Parental Couples project.

" The more support the fathers give or perceive they give to the mother, the more happy and the less stressed they are in their role as a father. The support mothers perceive they receive from the father is associated with a parental stress decrease" - Natacha Godbout.

Medias interviews are available online (in French only):


Congratulations to the director of TRACE, Dr. Natacha Godbout, for her collaboration on the feature "๐ท๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ข๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘’" published in La Presse. Among other things, she shares the results of our study conducted in partnership with organizations helping men. To read the article: click here.

Congratulations to our member Cloรฉ Canivet for her presentation at the annual Journรฉe รฉtudiante annuelle de la recherche sexologique (JEARS).
Cloรฉ was awarded the jury prize for best oral presentation, as well as the prize for the public's favourite presentation!
Congratulations Cloรฉ! 

The director of TRACE, Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., her doctoral student Cloรฉ Canivet, and their colleagues have published a new article on sexuality and childhood sexual abuse. The article is entitled: The complex interplay between BDSM and childhood sexual abuse: A form of repetition and dissociation or a path toward processing and healing? and is available online.

Congratulations to all!

The professor Natacha Godbout has recently been interviewed to talk about childhood sexual victimization encountered by men, as part of the launching of our Tracer les maux artistic project, and the France #metoogarรงons wave in February.

Interviews are available here:

The website for our literary project, Tracer les maux, is now online!

Tracer les maux is a literary project that aims to demystify the realities of male survivors of childhood interpersonal trauma and deconstruct certain harmful norms of masculinity.

Tracer les maux features seven authors inspired by excerpts from interviews with men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, and six illustrators, putting into words and images the realities of male victims, the repercussions of these traumas and their path to recovery.

To encourage an inclusive literary experience, the texts are also available in audio format.

The vernissage for the literary project will take place on 22 February at UQAM and will be on display until 29 February. For full details:

Our director Natacha Godbout and members ร‰liane Dussault and Lucie Marcoux helped create the project Connecting to Our Strengths to Recover from Traumatic Experiences (Se relier ร  ses forces pour se relever dโ€™expรฉriences traumatisantes), a psycho-educational group for adults focusing on attentive presence.

The project was featured in Le rendez-vous du CCSMTL magazine. To read it, click here.

To read our team's blog post on the project, click here.

Congratulations to our members and director, and to Marie-Josรฉe Boileau and Nathalie Boucher, psychologists and founders of the project!

Tracer les maux is an artistic project aimed at demystifying the experiences of men who have survived interpersonal trauma. It brings together French-speaking authors and illustrators. Each text is a unique creation, accompanied by a personalised illustration and an audio version, all available online (website address to be announced).

The opening of the visual exhibition at UQร€M and the launch of the website dedicated to this project will take place on Thursday February 22nd at 5:00 p.m. in room J-M280 at UQร€M.

The exhibition will be open until 29 February 2024.

Link to the Facebook event: 


The first episode of our podcast ๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™'๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ is now available!

We welcome our first guest, Dr. Natacha Godbout, Director of TRACE - Unitรฉ de recherche et d'intervention sur le TRAuma et le CouplE, to discuss trauma, resilience and healing. 
To listen to the full episode, click here: !

Members of the TRACE lab attended the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF) conference in Montreal this month. 

Congratulations to our members ๐ฟ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐ฟ๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’, ๐‘…๐‘œ๐‘ฅ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘ and ๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’ ๐บ๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ who presented data from their research work at TRACE. 

Our member ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž ๐†๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ presented a poster titled: ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ : ๐ด ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘ฆ

Our member ๐‹๐ฎ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š ๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž gave data blitz presentation titled: ๐ด ๐ท๐‘ฆ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ด๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐ต๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘๐‘–๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐ด๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘“๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘ 

Our member ๐‘๐จ๐ฑ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ฎ๐œ presented a poster titled: ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘–๐‘๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘๐‘’โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ : ๐‘€๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก

Congratulations !

Can our perception of social gender roles have an impact on our sexual and couple lives? Our latest scientific study explores how these roles influence sexual distress, sexual satisfaction and couple satisfaction. Find out more about our infographic here :


Congratulations to our member ๐‘๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐‹๐ž๐›๐ž๐š๐ฎ who received the Canadian Institutes of Health Research student award (CIHR student award) for his poster entitled: ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” "๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ฆ: ๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘‘โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘Ž ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‘๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ at the last ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐œ๐š๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ž๐ฑ ๐‘๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ซ๐œ๐ก convention held in Montreal, from August 7 to 10.