Cloé Canivet

Cloé Canivet has obtained a double bachelor's degree in psychology and human development & family studies (HDFS) from the University of Connecticut where she completed an honors thesis with Dr. Kalichman on the stigma attached to a herpes diagnosis. She then completed a masters in sexology (research-intervention) from the University of Quebec in Montreal, her master’s thesis explored variations in individual’s affective reactions towards sexual fantasies. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in sexology at the same university, under the supervision of Dr. Natacha Godbout and Dr. David Lafortune. Her research interests focus on the experience of sexual fantasies in relation to childhood experiences of sexual abuse. Her doctoral research project is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture. Cloé is also the research coordinator for the Laboratory of Research on Virtual Reality, Sexotechnological Tools and Sexual Health (EROSS) directed by Dr. David Lafortune. Which spearheads projects concerning sexual health and function in adults from Quebec, as well as an experimental project aimed at developing treatment for sexual aversion using virtual reality.  She is also a co-coordinator for the large-scale, longitudinal project, Couples Parentaux (parental-couples), co-directed by Dr. Natacha Godbout and Dr. Alison Paradis, which aims to study the relational well-being of new parents in Quebec.

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