Geneviève Sauvé

Geneviève Sauvé
Université du Québec à Montréal | UQAM · Department of Education and Pedagogy

PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of education and pedagogy, Université du Québec À Montréal

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Introduction
I'm an Assistant Professor in career counseling at Université du Québec À Montréal (UQAM) and a Researcher at the Douglas Research Center. My research focuses on mental health in youth and adults, occupational functioning, and artificial intelligence. I am the developer of the ‘Minds@Work’ program, a career counseling intervention aimed at improving job maintenance for people living with mental illness. I also specializes in literature reviews and meta-analyses investigating the
Additional affiliations
August 2021 - present
Université du Québec à Montréal
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 2013 - September 2014
Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2012 - July 2014
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Project Manager
Education
September 2017 - June 2020
Université du Québec à Montréal
Field of study
  • Clinical (Organizational) Psychology
September 2014 - June 2018
McGill University
Field of study
  • Psychiatry
January 2013 - December 2014
Université de Montréal
Field of study
  • Sciences Biomédicales, option psychiatrie

Publications

Publications (42)
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Many individuals living with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia, present cognitive deficits and reasoning biases negatively impacting clinical and functional trajectories. Remote cognitive assessment presents many opportunities for advancing research and treatment but has yet to be widely used in psychiatric populations. We conducted a sc...
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Background Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD) are at heightened risk of experiencing self-stigma, and some cultures are more stigmatizing towards SSD than others. The first purpose of this review is to provide an estimate of the relationship between self-stigma and clinical and psychosocial outcomes. The second purpose is to ex...
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Importance: A substantial increase in the number of trials examining metacognitive training (MCT) for psychosis necessitates an updated examination of the outcomes associated with MCT. Objectives: To review the immediate and sustained associations of MCT with proximal (directly targeted) and distal (indirectly influenced) outcomes and assess tre...
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Severe cognitive impairments and cognitive distortions are core to schizophrenia-spectrum disorders (SSDs) and are associated with deteriorated social functioning. Despite well-established efficacy of group psychosocial therapies targeting cognitive health in SSDs, dissemination of these programs remains limited. Remote delivery offers a promising...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally change the global labor market in the near future. While many papers have been published on related topics—such as algorithm development, human–robot communication, laws, and legislation surrounding AI—the psychological impacts of its implementation in workplaces are still largely unknown. Furthermore...
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From the onset of schizophrenia, verbal memory (VM) deficits and negative symptoms are strongly associated, and both additively predict functional outcomes. Emotion recognition (ER) and theory of mind (ToM; the ability to infer others' mental states), two components of social cognition, are also particularly affected in schizophrenia. Explanatory m...
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Introduction A significant proportion of people experiencing psychosis are unemployed, despite a strong desire to work. Current supported employment programs appear effective in helping them obtain employment, yet job tenure remains an arduous challenge. The objective of this study was to review the literature and model the results to inform the de...
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Many individuals living with severe mental illness present cognitive deficits and reasoning biases negatively impacting clinical and functional trajectories. Within the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians and researchers must adapt traditional in-person assessments for remote delivery, but little guidance is available for this ende...
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Cognitive biases, which are tendencies to systematically process, select and remember certain information (e.g., jumping to conclusions), are exacerbated in schizophrenia and associated with delusions. Here we review and quantitatively assess psychological interventions targeting cognitive biases (e.g., metacognitive training, reasoning training, M...
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Cognitive insight represents the ability to reflect on and criticize beliefs and thoughts, and is impaired in individuals with psychosis, relative to healthy controls. The Beck Cognitive Insight Scale is the most widely used tool to assess cognitive insight. While some studies have attempted to develop diagnostic cutoffs, clinical cutoffs different...
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Background: Lack of insight is a frequent characteristic of psychotic disorders, both in patients who recently experienced a first episode of psychosis (FEP) and those who experience recurrent multiple episodes (MEP). Insight is a multifaceted construct: its clinical form notably includes the unawareness of being ill, of symptoms, and of the need...
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Background: Patients in every stage of the psychosis continuum can present with negative symptoms. While no treatment is currently available to address these symptoms, a more refined characterization of their course over the lifetime could help in elaborating interventions. Previous reports have separately investigated the prevalence of negative s...
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This letter comments on the conclusion drawn by Shirotsuki et al. (2017) in their article entitled “The effect for Japanese workers of a self-help computerized cognitive behaviour therapy program with a supplement soft drink”, recently published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine. The authors concluded that their drink, containing L-carnosine, enhances th...
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Cognitive impairments in psychotic disorders (PD) present heterogeneously across patients. Between 2 and 5 clusters have been identified in previous studies with first-episode (FEP) and multiple-episodes of psychosis (MEP) patients suggesting different profiles of impairment. Past findings suggest there are differences between FEP and MEP patients...
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Background: Depression is now recognized as one of the principal causes of work disability worldwide. Although a significant proportion of workers return to work (RTW) following a sick leave due to depression, longer absences and potential relapses are frequent. Objective: The study's objective is to identify the subjective factors that facilitate...
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Résumé Objectif Environ 80 % des personnes souffrant de schizophrénie ne travaillent pas, bien qu’elles désirent obtenir un emploi. Nonobstant l’implantation de programmes de soutien à l’emploi (SE), le taux d’insertion professionnelle et le maintien en emploi demeurent en deçà des moyennes des populations non cliniques. Divers facteurs peuvent in...
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Background Cognitive insight represents the ability to question and criticize the validity of one’s beliefs, to recognize when beliefs may be faulty, and to then rely on external feedback to make correct assessments of a situation. Cognitive insight is characteristically impaired in persons with schizophrenia and related psychoses. The Beck Cogniti...
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Contextual information allows the human brain to make predictions about the identity of objects that might be seen and irregularities between an object and its background slow down perception and identification processes. Bar and colleagues modeled the mechanisms underlying this beneficial effect suggesting that the brain stocks information about t...
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Tic disorders (TD) and body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB) have similar phenotypes that can be challenging to distinguish in clinical settings. Both disorders show high rates of comorbid psychiatric conditions, dysfunctional basal ganglia activity, atypical cortical functioning in the prefrontal and motor cortical regions, and cognitive defici...
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Background: Negative symptoms are present in all stages of the psychosis continuum and still represent an unmet therapeutic need. A better understanding of their course over the lifetime has important implications for the development and refinement of timely interventions. While several studies have separately reported the prevalence rates of negat...
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Context: Tic disorders (TD) are characterized by the presence of non-voluntary contractions of functionally related groups of skeletal muscles in one or multiple body parts. Patients with body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB) present frequent and repetitive behaviors, such as nail biting or hair pulling. TD and BFRB can be treated with a cognit...
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Depression is a leading factor of work disability throughout the world. However, a paucity of studies investigated factors related to the development of depression in the workplace prior to sick leave. This qualitative study aims to describe the factors related to the onset of depression at work prior to sick leave. This study followed a descriptiv...
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Introduction: Tourette Syndrome (TS) is mainly characterized by motor (e.g. head jerking) and vocal (e.g. throat clearing) tics. However, up to 90% of patients also experience comorbid psychiatric conditions, most often obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These additional components majorly im...
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The effect of a cognitive-psychophysiological therapy on event-related potentials of Tourette syndrome patients.
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Purpose: Between 30 and 60% of the societal cost of depression is due to losses related to decreased work productivity. To date, only a few studies have focused on union perspectives related to factors influencing the return-to-work of employees absent due to depression, despite evidence of the importance of these perspectives. The purpose of this...
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Introduction and Objectives: Tic disorders, like Tourette Syndrome, are neurodevelopmental conditions afflicting up to 3%1 of children worldwide. Moreover, about 50%2 of patients will continue to experience symptoms through adulthood, hence lowering their quality of life and increasing the social stigma. In both children and adults, tic disorders’...
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Comparaison des potentiels évoqués chez des patients atteints du syndrome de Gilles de la Tourette avec des tics simples ou complexes.
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Évaluation des potentiels de latéralisation motrice avant et après une thérapie cognitivo-comportementale pour traiter les tics chez les patients atteints du syndrome de Gilles de la Tourette
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Introduction: Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder involving motor and phonic tics. Studies have shown that a therapy based on regulating the chronically heightened sensorimotor activation and elevated muscle tension could improve motor performance and general condition in TS patients. Still, physiological and behavioural mechanism...
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Comparison of the event-related potentials of Tourette syndrome patients exhibiting either simple or complex tics
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Activation and valence evaluation: On one hand, a non-significant memory factor indicated that memory showed no impact on the subjective evaluation of activation. On the other hand, the emotional valence influenced the subjective evaluation of activation [F(2,38) = 151.17, p < 0.001]. Thus, the subjective evaluation of activation was higher for pos...
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Introduction: Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by both multiple motor tics and at least one phonic tic. Chronic tic disorder (CTD) is characterized by either motor or vocal tics, but not both. These two conditions are part of the ”tic disorders” category in the DSM. However, the distinction between these two condi...
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Event-related potentials in patients with either chronic tic disorder or body-focused repetitive behaviours
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Event-related potentials in patients with either chronic tic disorder or body-focused repetitive behaviours

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Projects (3)
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Psychosocial intervention addressing several predictors of job tenure in people with a severe mental disorder.
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Ce projet de recherche s’intéresse d'abord aux différences neuropsychologiques et neurophysiologiques entre les participants sains et les patients atteints du SGT. Ensuite, parmi les patients atteints du SGT, nous souhaitons étudier les marqueurs psychologiques, neuropsychologiques et psychophysiologiques qui prédisent le succès de la thérapie CoPs. Finalement, nous étudierons l’impact de la comorbidité sur le fonctionnement cérébral des patients atteints du SGT, pour comprendre comment les troubles comorbides modulent le succès thérapeutique.
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The principal research question is whether a new cognitive psychophysiological treatment program (CoPs) which focuses on modifying cognitive behavioural psychophysiological processes specific to TS/TD will be superior in efficacy to the current Comprehensive Behavioural Intervention Treatment for Tourette's (CBIT) which is based on reversing the tic onset along behavioural principles. Since TS is a neurodevelopmental disorder, a key research question is whether CoPs is equally effective for adults and children (8-13 years).