Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 09:56

Marianne Girard has received the Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie Award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture! This award aims to recognize the exceptional research contributions of university students. Marianne received this award for her article entitled: A longitudinal study of suicidal ideation in sexually abused adolescent girls: Depressive symptoms and affect dysregulation as predictors. Congratulations Marianne!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 20:41

Our alumni member Anne-Julie Lafrenaye-Dugas published a new article in the International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience. Her article document the experiences of boys aged 13 to 19 who underwent physical violence in their romantic relationships.

The French version of the article is available online.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 15:13

Our alumni member Caroline Dugal has obtained the Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for her doctoral dissertation. Congratulations!

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 17:37

In the context of the CNVAM project leaded by Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., TRACE's members, in collaboration with members of Sexuality and Couple Team, have prepared a new infographic fact sheet based on preliminary data of the study. (La victimisation sexuelle au masculinOnly available in French.

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 16:46

Our doctoral student Mathilde Baumann, and her colleagues Noémie Bigras (TRACE's alumni member), Alison Paradis, PhD (Department of psychology, UQÀM), and TRACE's director Natacha Godbout, PhD, have been published in the  Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy . The article presents the results of a study regarding relationship satisfaction in the association between childhood sexual abuse and sexual difficulties in adulthood. Congratulations to the team!

Baumann, M., Bigras, N., Paradis, A., & Godbout, N. (2020).  It’s good to have you: The moderator role of relationship satisfaction in the link between child sexual abuse and sexual difficultiesJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy. (Advanced online publication).

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 21:36

In the context of the new wave of sexual abuse allegations, TRACE's alumni and current members, and members of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse have recently prepared a new infographic fact sheet on adult sexual victimization, and the psychological impact of social reactions following the disclosure of sexual victimization (La victimisation sexuelle adulte. L'impact psychologique des réactions sociales au dévoilement).

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 21:11

Three of our doctoral students under the supervision or the cosupervision of our director Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., have obtained a graduate scholarship granted from the interdisciplinary group ÉVISSA. Congratulations to Mathilde Baumann, Cloé Canivet and Roxanne Guyon!


Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 20:37

Our member MARIANNE GIRARD has been published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. This article was written in collaboration with TRACE director, Dr. Natacha Godbout, and a graduate member of our lab, Dr. Caroline Dugal. The results have confirmed the indirect effect of sexual anxiety in the relationship between childhood sexual abuse and sexual coercion victimization within a sample of women. Congratulations to our team!

Girard, M., Dugal, C., Hébert, M., & Godbout. N. (2020). Is my sex life ok? The mediating role of sexual anxiety in the association between childhood sexual abuse and sexual coercion against women. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (online publication),

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 11:23

Three of our doctoral members have obtained a research fellowship from the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC): Gaëlle Bakhos and Francis Morissette-Harvey, both Ph.D. candidates in psychology, and Éliane Dussault, Ph.D. candidate in sexology. Congratulations!

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 16:48

Congratulations to TRACE's Director, Natacha Godbout, Ph.D., for obtaining her Full Professor status from the Université du Québec à Montréal, which highlights the excellence of her work at the Department of sexology. Dr. Godbout has distinguished through the high quality of her teaching and her graduate students supervision, her outstanding research program, and her continuous involvement within the university and the community. This is the highest rank for a university professor in Canada. Congratulations Professor Godbout!