Full professor, département des sciences de la santé communautaire, Université de Sherbrooke
- (2006) Doctorate (Education). Université de Sherbrooke.
- (1998) Master’s with thesis (Psychoeducation). Université de Sherbrooke.
- (1990) Bachelor's (Psychoeducation). Université de Sherbrooke.
It took a detour in intervention for me to become interested in research, and a detour in rehabilitation to spark my interest in prevention. In fact, my research has been guided for over 15 years by questions related to professional practice and the urge to intervene in problems earlier.
It is therefore very important to me that my research be applied and that it provide concrete tools for practitioners. This is why I am interested in the implementation and evaluation of prevention programs, whether universal or targeted, specifically those aimed at youth (10-17 years) and young adults (18-24 years). Also of interest to me are programs dedicated to families of children aged 6 to 12 whose parents are dependent on alcohol or drugs, as these young people are particularly at risk of developing substance abuse problems. Last, I study programs that need to be adapted for Indigenous youth, because all youth should have the right to receive preventive interventions. In this sense, my work mainly falls within the scope of Axes 2 and 3 of GRISE.
Essentially, my research is all about best practices, applied in real life!