Martine Hébert , Ph.D.
    Martine Hébert
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development Axis
    Research Theme
    Development of psychopathologies

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    • Full Professor, Department of Sexology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), 2005


    Canada Research Chair in interpersonal traumas and resilience


    • PhD in Psychology - University of Montreal
    • Master in Clinical Psychology - Concordia University
    • Undergraduate degree (B.A. - First class honors in Psychology) - McGill University

    Research Interests

    Trained as a psychologist, Martine Hébert’s main research interests centers on sexual abuse and teen dating violence. Her current projects explore personal and familial factors related to recovery following sexual abuse and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs, in collaboration with different practice settings. Her research projects also examine risk factors related to revictimization and profiles of resilience in youth victims of interpersonal traumas.

    Research Topics

    • Interpersonal traumas
    • Resilience
    • Sexual abuse
    • Dating violence
    • Program evaluation

    Awards and Distinctions

    • Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Interpersonal Traumas and Resilience
    • Nomination as a Member of the Royal Society of Canada 2017 (début : 2017.11.24)
    • Laureate of the Prize for excellence in research 2017 - Faculté des sciences humaines de l’UQAM (2017.11.22)
    • Finalist for the Prix Égalité Thérèse Casgrain 2017 for the Youth Relationship Project
    • Laureate of the Prix Thérèse Gouin-Décarie 2014, Association Francophone pour le savoir (Acfas)
    • Award winner of the Women of Distinction Award, Education Category 2013, Women’s Y Foundation 

    Major Financing

    • Foundation Grant – Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) - Uncovering pathways to recovery and resilience and optimizing treatment for children victims of sexual abuse
    • Canada Research Chair program - Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Interpersonal Traumas and Resilience
    • Fonds Québécois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQR-SC) – Team Grant - Violence sexuelle dans différents contextes de vie: Trajectoires de résilience et de revictimisation et enjeux liés à l’intervention et à la prévention


    1. Hébert, M., Boisjoli, C., & Oussaïd, E. (2017). Alexithymia as a mediator of the relationship between child sexual abuse and psychological distress in adolescence: A short-term longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research.
    2. Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Oussaid, E. (2017). Cumulative childhood trauma, emotion regulation, dissociation, and behavior problems in school-aged sexual abuse victims. Journal of Affective Disorders, 25, 306-312. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.044
    3. Hébert, M., Daspe, M.-È., & Cyr, M. (2017). An analysis of avoidant and approach coping as mediators of the relationship between paternal and maternal attachment security and outcomes in child victims of sexual abuse. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi:10.1037/tra0000321
    4. Hébert, M., Daspe, M.-È., Lapierre, A., Godbout, N., Blais, M., Fernet, M., & Lavoie, F. (2017). A meta-analysis of risk and protective factors for dating violence victimization: The role of family and peer interpersonal context. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838017725336
    5. Hébert, M., Blais, M., & Lavoie, F. (2017). Prevalence of teen dating victimization among a representative sample of high school students in Quebec. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.ijchp.2017.06.001
    6. Hébert, M., Daspe, M.-È., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., & Guerrier, M. (2017). Agression sexuelle et violence dans les relations amoureuses : Le rôle médiateur du stress post-traumatique. Criminologie 50(1), 157-179. doi:10.7202/1039800ar
    7. Hébert, M., Moreau, C., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., & Guerrier, M. (2017). Child sexual abuse as a risk factor for teen dating violence: Findings from a representative sample of Quebec youth. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 10(1), 51-61. doi:10.1007/s40653-016-0119-7
    8. Hébert, M., Fernet, M., & Blais, M. (Éds.). (2017). Le développement sexuel et psychosocial de l'enfant et l'adolescent. Paris, France: De Boeck Supérieur.
    9. Hébert, M., Cénat, J.M., Blais, M., Lavoie, F., & Guerrier, M. (2016). Child sexual abuse, bullying, cyberbullying, and mental health problems among High schools students: A moderated mediated model. Depression and Anxiety, 33(7), 623-629. doi:10.1002/da.22504
    10. Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Daigneault, I. (2016). The association between peer victimization, PTSD and dissociation in child victims of sexual abuse. Journal of Affective Disorders, 193, 227-232. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2015.12.080

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