*NOTE: This session will be live interpreted from FRENCH to ENGLISH.
Cette session sera interpréter en direct du français vers l’anglais.
This presentation will provide you with an overview of the RESILIENT platform, an online self-treatment offering multiple cognitive and behavioural strategies targeting post-traumatic stress symptoms, sleep disorders (insomnia and nightmares) and depressive symptoms resulting from exposure to a traumatic event. In addition, an empirical method for adapting online self-treatments aimed at stigmatized or under-represented populations will be presented. A number of current studies will provide concrete examples of treatment adaptation.
Samuel Gagné (B.A) holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Université Laval. He is currently a doctoral student in research and intervention - clinical focus (Ph.D) under the supervision of Geneviève Belleville. During his studies, he was involved in various projects on the mental health of 2SLGBTIA+ individuals who have experienced one or more sexual assaults. He is also interested in online treatments for various mental health difficulties (e.g., student stress, post-traumatic stress symptoms in evacuees of natural disasters). His thesis project focuses on adapting the RÉSILIENT self-treatment platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people who have experienced sexual assault. The platform aims to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and insomnia following such events.
Salomé Jean-Denis (B.Sc) holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the Université de Montréal and is currently a master's student in psychology at Université Laval. During her studies, she worked as a counsellor with people who had suffered from suicidal thoughts and those who had lost a loved one to suicide, as well as with young people in the care of social services. Salomé currently works in the anxiety studies and intervention laboratory (laboratoire d'études et d'interventions en anxiété), under the supervision of Dr. Geneviève Belleville. Her dissertation project focuses on adapting the RÉSILIENT self-treatment platform to racialized and/or immigrant women who have been victims of sexual assault. The platform aims to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and insomnia.
Félicie Gingras (B.A.) holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Université Laval and is currently completing a certificate in sexual health. For the past two years, she has been a member of the research team at the Anxiety Studies and Intervention Laboratory (Laboratoire d'études et d'interventions en anxiété) led by Dr. Geneviève Belleville. She participated in the implementation of an adapted version of the RESILIENT treatment platform for women who have experienced sexual assault. This therapeutic platform aims to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress, depression and insomnia. She currently performs coordination tasks in the laboratory and is responsible for a project to adapt the platform for women with disabilities who have experienced sexual assault. She has also worked with women and children who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness.