Monday, July 25, 2022 - 14:02

Congratulations to TRACE's director Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., who was interviewed for La Semaine magazine on recent disclosures of potential victims of date rape drug intoxication. The interview is available here (in French).

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 16:30

The birth of a new child requires adaptation. In this Fatherhood Week, how do Quebec fathers experience parenthood?

The Couples Parentaux project, conducted by TRACE - Unité de recherche et d'intervention sur le TRAuma et le CouplE and LÉFAC - Laboratoire d'études sur le bien-être des familles et des couples, is looking at how new parents adapt. Our sample of 904 fathers living in Quebec shows that over 96% of them feel happy in their role as parents.

To learn more, click here!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 09:38

Our lab students Cloé Canivet and Roxanne Bolduc, under the supervision of the director of TRACE Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., have officially a new published article! The article is titled Exploring variations in individuals' relationships to sexual fantasies: A latent class analysis and is available here.

Friday, April 1, 2022 - 09:34

The TRACE team is proud of its student Roxanne Guyon who has just won the Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture!

The award-winning article highlighted, among other things, the importance of loved ones in the recovery of sexual assault survivors and the need to deconstruct gender stereotypes.

Roxanne is a doctoral student in sexology under the supervision of Dr. Mylène Fernet (Laboratoire d’études sur la violence et la sexualité) and Dr. Natacha Godbout (TRACE). She is also a member of CRIPCAS.

Congratulations Roxanne! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 14:08

Members of TRACE have recently published a new infographic fact sheet from the article Validation of the French sexual mindfulness measure and its links with psychosexual well-being.

In addition to TRACE members, this fact sheet was realized in close collaboration with David Lafortune, Ph.D., and Marie-Aude Boislard, Ph.D., both Professors at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 11:16

The Director of TRACE, Natacha Godbout, PhD, has recently participated to the writing of the article "Childhood sexual abuse, dyadic empathy, and intimate partner violence among men seeking psychological help" that was published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. The article was written by Audrey Brassard, Ph.D., director of the Laboratoire de recherche sur le couple et la sexualité, in collaboration with members of her lab Christine Gagnon, Aurélie Claing, Caroline Dugal, as well as Professors Claudia Savard (ULaval) and Katherine Péloquin, director of the Laboratoire d'étude du couple / Couples and Relationships Research Lab (UdeM). The article mainly focuses on the attachment and psychopathy in relation with intimate partner violence perpetrated by men. 


Friday, December 17, 2021 - 19:15

The doctoral student in sexology, Éliane Dussault, has been published in the scientific journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Hr article was written in collaboration with researchers David Lafortune, Marie-Aude Boislard, Chelom E. Leavitt and Natacha Godbout, and the doctoral student in sexology Cloé Canivet. The article is titled Validation of the French sexual mindfulness measure and its links with psychosexual well-being and presents the validation of a questionnaire that measures sexual mindfulness, - the level of awareness and nonjudgment during sexual interactions.

Friday, December 10, 2021 - 13:43

A new article has been published by members of TRACE! in collaboration with David Lafortune, Ph.D., and Marie-Aude Boislard, Ph.D., professor at the Department of Sexology of the Université du Québec à Montréal, Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., and her doctoral students Marianne Girard and Roxanne Bolduc have published an article on the association between attachment insecurities and lower sexual satisfaction.The article is entitled: Insecure attachment and sexual satisfaction: A path analysis model integrating sexual mindfulness, sexual anxiety, and sexual self-esteem




Monday, September 13, 2021 - 20:22

TRACE is proud of their students Roxanne Bolduc, Cloé Canivet, Luciana Lassance and Rose Lebeau who obtained a graduate studies scholarship from CRIPCAS for the year 2021-2022!

Roxanne BolducQuel rôle jouent les dynamiques de pouvoir relationnelle et sexuelle dans le lien qui lie l’attachement romantique et le fonctionnement conjugal?

Cloé CanivetLe rôle des fantasmes sexuels dans la relation entre l'agression sexuelle en enfance et le fonctionnement sexuel (cosupervisée par David Lafortune, Ph.D.)

Luciana LassanceL’influence des attributions relationnelles sur le lien entre l’exposition aux conflits interparentaux en enfance et les stratégies de gestion de conflits chez les couples parentaux (cosupervisée par Alison Paradis, Ph.D.)

Rose LebeauL’agression sexuelle en enfance des hommes et leur régulation émotionnelle : Le rôle des normes de masculinité et du stress de ne pas être assez masculin

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 13:18

The first article of Gaëlle Cyr's dissertation has just been published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress. The article is entitled Distinguishing among symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, complex posttraumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder in a community sample of women. A sample of women from the community was recruited. The study aimed to determine whether patterns of symptoms reported by these women would reveal a complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) profile distinct from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) profiles.

Results revealed a distinction between CPTSD symptoms and those of PTSD and BPD, which support the necessity for a better understanding of trauma sequelae, their diagnosis and treatment.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 21:45

Dr. Natacha Godbout and her colleagues have published a new article in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. The article is entitled: The role of relationship dissatisfaction in the dyadic associations between attachment insecurity and intimate partner violence among couples seeking therapy.

This study explored the associations between attachment insecurity (anxiety and avoidance) and the perpetration of psychological and physical intimate partner violence through relationship dissatisfaction. A sample of 88 couples seeking therapy for relationship difficulties was recruited. The findings highlight that attachment insecurities and relationship dissatisfaction can both contribute to establishing dysfunctional and violent interaction patterns in couples.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 18:27

Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., director of TRACE, has obtained a new grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada as Principal Investigator. This grant will allow to pursue research that was initiated under the CNVAM project. Congratulations to all the team behind this project!