Claude Belanger

Claude Belanger
Université du Québec à Montréal | UQAM · Department of Psychology

M.Ps., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Professor, department of Psychology, University of Quebec in Montreal; Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University; President and director, Matrix Readaptation. His researches are mainly on anxiety disorders, marital distress, and the relation between the two. He is also interested in chronic pain in different populations, including musicians. He is also interested in the efficacy of cognitive-behavior therapy for these conditions.
Additional affiliations
June 1996 - present
Université du Québec à Montréal
Description
  • Anxiety disorders, Marital distress
June 1996 - present
Université du Québec à Montréal
Position
  • Professor
January 1996 - September 2012
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Position
  • Psychologist ans Researcher
Education
September 1992 - September 1994
Université de Montréal
Field of study
  • psychology

Publications

Publications (191)
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Parents of an infant may be particularly vulnerable to peritraumatic distress (e.g., psychological distress experienced during or immediately following a traumatic event) associated with events such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Since peritraumatic distress could affect both their psychological well-being and their couple relationship functioning, it i...
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Background The presence of good clinical and cognitive insight has been linked to depression in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. Clinical and cognitive insight, respectively, refer to the awareness of one’s symptoms and need for treatment and to being conscious of modifications in one’s reasoning processes. Engulfment, or over-identification to...
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Background The diagnosis of complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) was recently included into the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). Recognizing the need for a brief and specific measure CPTSD symptoms as defined by the ICD-11, Cloitre and her team (2018) developed the original English version of the Inte...
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More research on sport for development and peace (SDP) organizations is needed to better understand their actual contributions to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, the unstable, restricted, or even risky contexts in which many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and SDP agencies sometimes operate often leave resea...
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Background There has been a growing interest in treatments involving virtual reality (VR) exposure for a number of anxiety disorders and phobias. Contrary to expectations, this technique has proven less popular with phobic children and is less appealing to them than to adults. The hypothesis is that children may be more apprehensive about virtual a...
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The diagnosis of complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) was included in the ICD-11 in 2018. Debates are still ongoing in the scientific community regarding the conceptual distinction between CPTSD symptoms and those of comorbid PTSD and borderline personality disorder (BPD). The present study aimed to determine whether (a) patterns of sympto...
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Un nombre croissant d’études suggèrent que les traumas cumulatifs (TC) affectent négativement les relations amoureuses à l’âge adulte (Peterson, 2018). Cependant, les facteurs qui atténuent la relation entre les TC et la satisfaction conjugale sont méconnus. La sécurité d’attachement (Mikulincer et Shaver, 2003) constitue l’un des facteurs suscepti...
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The current study examined the mediating role of affect dysregulation, maladaptive personality traits, and negative urgency in the association between childhood cumulative trauma (CCT) and psychological intimate partner violence (IPV). A total of 241 men and women from the general population answered self-report questionnaires assessing these varia...
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Objectives Cumulative childhood trauma (CCT) survivors are at a higher risk of suffering from interpersonal problems including couple dissatisfaction. Dispositional mindfulness is increasingly proposed as a potential explanatory mechanism of post-traumatic symptomatology and has been documented as a predictor of couple satisfaction. Most authors op...
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Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine the association between the perceptions of spousal support self-efficacy in terms of dietary self-care and relationship happiness. Methods Forty-six couples, in which only one spouse has type 2 diabetes, completed questionnaires on perceptions of spousal support self-efficacy and relationship hap...
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Much has been written about sport as a tool for development and peace. But more research on Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) organizations, is needed to better understand their actual contributions to the UNs sustainable development goals. Yet, the unstable, risky, and restricted contexts in which many NGOs and SDP agencies operate often leave...
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Prior research has suggested associations between cumulative childhood trauma (CCT), negative urgency, communication patterns, and psychological intimate partner violence (P‐IPV), but no study has examined these links using a dyadic approach. This study examined the sequential mediation of negative urgency and communication patterns in the link uni...
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Background: Long-term benzodiazepine (BZD) use among seniors is mostly inappropriate and associated with adverse health outcomes. To prevent these consequences, withdrawal is crucial, yet knowledge is limited about what predicts BZD discontinuation. Until now, most studies have focused on sociodemographic and BZD intake factors as predictors while...
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Le trauma cumulatif en enfance (TCE; abus sexuel, physique, psychologique, négligence) tend à interrompre le développement optimal de l’individu et à interférer avec l’acquisition des processus psychologiques fondamentaux tels que la cohésion identitaire. Or, la cohésion identitaire joue un rôle primordial dans la persistance de problèmes psycho-re...
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The cognitive behavioral treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) often involves exposing patients to a catastrophic scenario depicting their most feared worry. The aim of this study was to examine whether a standardized scenario recreated in virtual reality (VR) would elicit anxiety and negative affect and how it compared to the traditional...
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Le trauma cumulatif en enfance (TCE) réfère à l’accumulation de traumas interpersonnels (p. ex. abus sexuel, physique et psychologique, négligence) et tend à être associé à des conséquences plus sévères que ne l’est l’expérience d’une seule forme de trauma (Briere et al., 2010). Les survivants de traumas peuvent présenter des difficultés relationne...
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La présence attentive est un concept millénaire récemment introduit en science humaine que l’on définit comme la disposition à être attentif au moment présent et à ses expériences internes et externes (Kabat-Zinn, 2003). Des auteurs ont proposé que la présence attentive peut être conceptualisée selon cinq dimensions : description, observation, acti...
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Cumulative maltreatment or exposure to multiple types of child abuse or neglect increases the risk of perpetrating and sustaining intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood and is associated with deficits in emotion regulation, which are considered as robust determinants of psychological IPV. Yet, no research has evaluated this relationship by di...
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Exposure to childhood interpersonal trauma (physical, sexual and psychological abuse, neglect, witnessing intimate partner violence) increases the risk of perpetrating and sustaining intimate partner violence (IPV) in adulthood (Green 2005; Iverson, 2013). Childhood interpersonal trauma is also associated with deficits in emotion regulation and min...
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Some authors have suggested that patients with diabetes may hardly detect a comorbid eating disorders. Unfortunately, not doing so can negatively impact treatment and lead to several unwanted medical complications and psychological problems. Moreover, when a comorbid eating disorder in a patient with diabetes is not treated, it tends to be recurren...
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Plus du tiers des adultes rapportent avoir subi de la violence émotionnelle à l’enfance, ce qui constitue l’un des traumas interpersonnels les plus répandus. Bien que les survivants de traumas interpersonnels soient à risque de développer des symptômes de stress post-traumatique, peu d’études ont examiné spécifiquement les liens entre la violence é...
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Background: Panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are impairing and costly disorders that are often misdiagnosed and left untreated despite multiple consultations. These disorders frequently co-occur, but little is known about the costs associated with their comorbidity and the impact of cognitive-behavioral...
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Objective: A relationship between generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and fear of falling (FOF) has long been proposed but never specifically studied. This study aimed at analyzing the relationship between FOF and GAD or anxiety symptoms, while controlling for major depressive episodes (MDE), depressive symptoms, fall risk, and sociodemographic vari...
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Eating disorders often co-occur with diabetes, and this comorbidity is associated with severe medical complications and treatment resistance. No instrument designed to help health professionals identify problematic eating patterns has been validated among the Francophone adult population with diabetes. The objective of this study is to develop and...
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More than one-third of adults report having experienced emotional abuse in childhood, which is one of the most common interpersonal traumas. Although survivors of interpersonal trauma are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress symptoms, few studies have specifically examined the links between childhood emotional abuse and symptoms of post-trau...
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Despite decades of prevention campaigns and research, childhood interpersonal trauma (i.e., psychological, physical and sexual abuse, psychological and physical neglect, witnessing interparental violence) remains an endemic problem with longstanding and deleterious negative effects on adult psycho-relational functioning. This chapter aims to presen...
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Objectives: The objective of this study was to identify psychosocial predictors of comorbid eating disorders (EDs) in individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 140 people with diabetes answered an online survey covering sociodemographic information, body esteem, restrictive eating, medication omission,...
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In the last decades, the study of intimate partner violence (IPV) has generated a great interest as its deleterious and pervasive effects (e.g., poor health, depression, post-traumatic stress, substance use, risk factor for physical IPV) became more documented (Baker & Stith, 2008; Taft et al., 2006). Yet, the various forms, underlying motivations...
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Panic disorder and agoraphobia are both characterized by avoidance behaviors, which are known correlates of treatment discontinuation. The aim of this exploratory study is to distinguish the profile of participants suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia that complete treatment from those who discontinue therapy by assessing four categories...
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Exposure to multiple types of childhood interpersonal trauma within the family increases the risk of experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV; Gratz et al., 2009; Green 2005). Exposure to family violence is associated with deficits in emotion regulation (Briere & Rickards, 2007) and higher rates of impulsivity and dissociation, which, in turn, a...
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Cette présentation fait un survol des modèles et typologies disponibles pour rendre compte des relations conjugales. Face aux lacunes des modèles et typologies et à la lumière de récents écrits scientifiques (Dugal, Bigras, Laforte, Godbout et Bélanger, accepté), un modèle intégrateur basé sur l’interdépendance des relations conjugales (IRC) sera d...
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La violence émotionnelle (VE) à l’enfance est l’un des traumas interpersonnels les plus répandus, surtout chez les femmes, et implique l’expérience répétée d’humiliation, de critiques, de menaces ou d’insultes (Bigras et al., 2015; Dias et al., 2015; Stoltenborgh et al., 2015). Plusieurs études recensent la présence de symptômes de stress post-trau...
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Fear of falling and other fall-related psychological concerns (FRPCs), such as falls-efficacy and balance confidence, are highly prevalent among community-dwelling older adults. Anxiety and FRPCs have frequently, but inconsistently, been found to be associated in the literature. The purpose of this study is to clarify those inconsistencies with a s...
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Les traumas interpersonnels à l’enfance (TIE; abus physique, sexuel ou psychologique, négligence, être témoin de violence conjugale) augmentent le risque d’être victime (Messing, 2012) et auteur (Daisy & Hien, 2014) de violence conjugale à l’âge adulte. Or, tous les survivants de TIE ne font pas l’expérience de violence conjugale (Capaldi et al., 2...
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Social anxiety has received scant attention in studies of schizophrenia and related psychoses. However, some data suggest it may be an obstacle to vocational and functional outcome. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of a group-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBGT) to reduce social anxiety in those at risk for developing psychosis or...
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Patients with panic disorder with agoraphobia (PDA) or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) frequently also suffer from insomnia. However, the impact of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders on insomnia has been understudied. Furthermore, comorbidity between anxiety disorders is common. Our main objective was to assess the impact o...
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Body-focused repetitive behaviours (BFRBs) including trichotillomania, skin picking, and nail biting, are non-functional self-destructive habits, which have a severe negative impact on everyday functioning. Although BFRBs cause distress, they are maintained by both negative (relief) and positive (stimulation) reinforcement. The emotional regulation...
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Plus du tier (36,3%) de la population générale rapporte avoir vécue de la violence émotionnelle durant l’enfance (VEE). Celle-ci implique l’expérience répétée d’humiliation, de critiques, de menaces ou d’insultes (Bigras et al., 2015; Stoltenborgh et al, 2015). Plusieurs études recensent la présence de symptômes de stress post-traumatique (SSPT) ch...
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Social anxiety has received scant attention in studies of schizophrenia and related psychoses. However, some data suggest it may be an obstacle to vocational and functional outcome. This pilot study investigated the feasibility of a group-based cognitive¬behavioral therapy (CBGT) to reduce social anxiety in those at risk for developing psychosis or...
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Cumulative trauma or exposure to multiple types of child abuse or neglect increases the risk experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV; Green 2005; Iverson, 2013) and are associated with deficits in emotion regulation (Briere & Rickards, 2007), which are considered as robust determinants of psychological IPV (Berzenski & Yates, 2010; Shorey et al...
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Objective: Support groups can help to reach individuals with anxiety disorders who are not or are only partly obtaining health services. The present study is based on a program that involves peer helpers as animators of a self-treatment group (Zéro-ATAQ). Their perspective has been documented in order to identify the aspects of the program which c...
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For more than 60 years, researchers have been interested in determining the impact of expectations on treatment outcome. Earlier studies mostly focused on two types of expectations: prognostic and process expectations. Aims: To review how four different types of expectations (prognostic, process, anxiety expectancy and anxiety sensitivity) contribu...
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Objectif : Les groupes de soutien permettent de rejoindre des personnes atteintes de troubles anxieux qui ne sont pas desservies ou ne le sont que partiellement par les services de la santé. La présente étude porte sur le recours à des pairs aidants pour l’animation d’un programme d’autotraitement (Zéro-ATAQ). Leur point de vue sur ce programme a é...
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Physical, sexual or psychological abuse and neglect, as well as witnessing domestic violence during childhood are forms of child abuse and neglect known to affect adult intimate relationships (Godbout et al., 2014). Previous research suggest that survivors of child abuse and neglect are at greater risk of perpetrating and sustaining (Daisy & Hien,...
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A study carried out in Quebec focused on the development of training for peer supporters in this area. Its results enable the necessary skills and the experience of these peer supporters to be assessed, in order to construct adapted training modules.
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Stigma, among other factors, is believed to have potential limiting effects on recovery from severe mental illness. There is a consensus that internalized stigma should be further investigated in schizophrenia since it has been linked to functional disability. Objective: To investigate the effect of a group cognitive-behavioral therapy (CGBT) for s...
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Panic disorder and agoraphobia are both characterized by avoidance behaviours, which are known correlates of treatment discontinuation. The aim of this exploratory study is to distinguish the profile of participants suffering from panic disorder with agoraphobia that complete treatment from those who discontinue therapy, by assessing four categorie...
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De récentes études mettent en lumière l'importance d'examiner la violence conjugale bidirectionnelle, qui touche de 45 à 95% des couples rapportant de la violence, et qui prend place lorsque chaque partenaire se retrouve à la fois victime et agresseur. De plus, l'attachement a souvent été utilisé comme cadre théorique pour expliquer ou prédire la v...
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Bien qu’il soit reconnu que les traumas interpersonnels en enfance (i.e. abus sexuel, physique et psychologique, négligence, intimidation) augmentent le risque de perpétrer de la violence conjugale (VC) à l’âge adulte, les mécanismes qui font état de la complexité de cette relation demeurent largement méconnus (Daisy & Hien, 2014). Certains auteurs...