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Isabelle Daigneault

Isabelle Daigneault, PhD
Université de Montréal
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Isabelle Daigneault is a clinician psychologist and a professor for the psychology department at Université de Montréal. She directs the research laboratory on health trajectories and resilience of young people who have been sexually assaulted. In addition of the SIMS Chair, she is a member of other research teams like the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS), the Équipe Violence Sexuelle et Santé (ÉVISSA), the Chaire de recherche sur les violences sexistes et sexuelles en milieu d’enseignement supérieur (VSMESS) and the Canadian Consortium on Child and Youth Trauma.

She has been supervising clinical internships at Université de Montréal for more than 15 years, and in the last 20 years, her research focused on sexual assault of children and teenagers. She is particularly interested in resilience and mental health of youth who have been sexually assaulted, and on the processes influencing young victims’ life trajectories. Her projects also focus on the efficiency of treatments and sexual assault prevention programs.

She developed one of the first Québec studies who pairs administrative databases from a Youth Center (i.e., child protection services; Centre jeunesse), the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec and from the ministère de la Santé et des services sociaux . More recently, Dr Daigneault has become the principal researcher for the implementation of the sexual assault prevention program “Reversing the Codes with BÉRA TM”, which will examine the program efficiency with different groups, including athletes.