Julie Achim

Julie Achim
Université de Sherbrooke | UdeS · Department of Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

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Publications (51)
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L’étude vise à évaluer la présence et l’intensité des préoccupations quant à l’image corporelle, au poids et à l’alimentation ainsi que des restrictions alimentaires chez des femmes enceintes et à identifier chez elles des caractéristiques qui y sont liées. Une majorité rapporte des préoccupations : 4 à 10 % atteignent un seuil clinique. L’indice d...
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Reflective functioning (RF), meaning the capacity to interpret mental states (intentions, emotions, thoughts, desires, and beliefs) underlying one's own and others' behaviors, may help understand the dysfunctional self-regulation associated with anxiety disorders. However, research on anxiety and RF in clinical samples is scarce. This study aimed t...
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Most of the children placed in child welfare residential care have experienced complex traumas linked to various forms of abuse and neglect, which have many important developmental impacts. Research shows that maltreatment is associated with increased aggression and disruptive behavior, internalizing difficulties, violence towards self and others,...
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Body changes concerns and body image dissatisfaction are common during pregnancy. We aimed to examine whether health care professionals (HCPs): (i) believe that women are concerned about body image during pregnancy; (ii) consider it important to question, support, and intervene when pregnant women express body image concerns; (iii) feel comfortable...
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Résumé But de l’étude Cette étude a pour objectif d’évaluer le lien entre des indices de fonctionnement psychologique maternel et la qualité de l’attachement de l’enfant à sa mère, dans un échantillon clinique pédopsychiatrique. Méthode Vingt-neuf enfants (âgés entre 23 et 71 mois) consultant en service de pédopsychiatrie et leur mère ont partici...
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Objectives Mental health professionals who work with children face various challenges, requiring them to consider factors that aim to promote healthy adaptation in their clients. There is a growing body of literature showing that child attachment pattern, as well as mentalizing ability in both children and their parents, are related to various indi...
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Purpose: This matched cohort study aims to determine whether teenagers with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are at greater risk of consulting for a pregnancy and related complications than teenagers from the general population. It also aims to compare provoked abortion, live births, and fetal losses of participants who were sexually abus...
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La plupart des enfants hébergés en contexte de protection de la jeunesse ont vécu des traumas relationnels précoces (p. ex., négligence, maltraitance, abus) au sein de leurs relations avec les principales figures de soins. Ces expériences traumatiques peuvent compromettre la qualité de leurs représentations d’attachement et le développement de leur...
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Objectives Mental health professionals who work with children face various challenges, requiring them to consider factors that aim to promote healthy adaptation in their clients. There is a growing body of literature showing that child attachment pattern, as well as mentalizing ability in both children and their parents, are related to various indi...
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Résumé Introduction La plupart des enfants en contexte de protection de la jeunesse ont vécu des traumas relationnels précoces au sein de leurs relations avec leurs principales figures de soins (p. ex., négligence, maltraitance, abus), pouvant compromettre la qualité de leurs représentations d’attachement ainsi que le développement de leur capacit...
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Inappropriate attitudes regarding eating, weight and shape and dysfunctional eating in pregnancy: an exploratory study OBJECTIVE : To evaluate inappropriate attitudes and eating behaviours (IAEB) in pregnant women, identify the prevalence of eating disorder (ED) and verify if the presence of IAEB is associated with features of their own history as...
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This article presents the reflections of a working group of clinicians and researchers regarding the importance of considering the mentalizing ability of children who consult in Child Psychiatry. The concept of mentalization, its normal and pathological development, as well as clinical evidence indicating the predominance of pre-mentalizing psychic...
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A maioria das crianças e dos adolescentes que vivem sob a proteção da juventude viveram traumas complexos ligados à negligência, aos maus tratos e às diversas formas de abusos. Sugerimos que esses jovens, bem como seus pais, apresentam dificuldades quanto à capacidade de mentalização e demonstram um funcionamento psíquico característico dos modos d...
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Cet article présente une recension des écrits portant sur les attitudes et comportements à l’égard du poids, de l’image corporelle et de l’alimentation des femmes enceintes. Il dresse un portrait des connaissances actuelles concernant leur expérience de la grossesse et des changements corporels, la satisfaction qu’elles éprouvent ou non à cet égard...
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Cet article expose les réflexions suscitées par l’utilisation de la méthode d’apprentissage par problème (APP) dans la formation universitaire en psychologie clinique. Cette méthode s’avère pertinente pour l’acquisition des compétences cliniques spécifiques à la pratique de la psychothérapie. Les processus se déployant au sein de la méthode APP et...
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The child’s capacity to mentalize through play and the attachment story completion task: theoretical and clinical perspectives Mentalization capacity is the ability to understand the mental states underlying one’s own and others’ behaviours. While this capacity develops during childhood through attachment relationships, some children present diffic...
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Mentalization capacity is the ability to understand the mental states underlying one's own and others' behaviours. While this capacity develops during childhood through attachment relationships, some children present difficulties to mentalize. The notion of mentalization has shown to be useful in the understanding of children'spsychopathology. Howe...
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Parental reflective functioning and child psychiatry service users : an exploratory study Reflective function (RF) refers to the capacity to perceive and interpret our and other’s behaviors in terms of mental states. It has been identified as a variable related to the development of psychopathology in a population of children receiving psychiatric...
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L’évolution des situations cliniques ainsi que les changements institutionnels survenus au cours des dernières années au sein du réseau de la santé et des soins à l’enfance nous ont incités à revoir la nature de nos pratiques cliniques. Cet article présente une réflexion quant à la pertinence de la notion de mentalisation pour repenser les évaluati...
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The high number of child- ren consulting in child psy- chiatry raises questions about the development of psychopathology. A variable of interest concerns mentalization or the capacity to perceive and interpret behaviors in terms of mental states. Since the development of mentaliza- tion is highly influenced by the parent-child rela- tionship, it ap...
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Parents’ mentalizing capacities and child psychiatry : theoretical and clinical perspectives The high number of children consulting in child psychiatry raises questions about the development of psychopathology. A variable of interest concerns mentalization or the capacity to perceive and interpret behaviors in terms of mental states. Since the deve...
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« Stop pretending, we are playing for real ! » Integration of mentalization-based techniques to psychoanalytically oriented child psychotherapy Mentalization-based techniques constitute a promising component of treatment for children who suffer from severe psychopathologies and are less able to benefit from classical psychoanalytic child psychother...
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Mentalization-based techniques constitute a promising component of treatment for children who suffer from severe psychopathologies and are less able to benefit from classical psychoanalytic child psychotherapy. This intervention, focussed on the identification of mental states in oneself and others, appears particularly useful in the treatment of c...
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This study explores the fantasy universe created by the prospect of maternity among young women suffering from eating disorders (ED), a dimension until now little discussed in the works inventoried to date. A qualitative analysis of the clinical material collected from semi-structured interviews carried out with 10 young women suffering from EDs an...
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This article presents a brief history of the Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) since its introduction as a diagnostic category. Authors discuss its ties to attachment theory and expose controversies raised by its definition and by the validity of its diagnostic criteria. Authors propose different strategies to assess children with RAD. First, they...
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Two clinical cases are used to introduce and illustrate the value of mentalization in understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder. Considering the recent developments in the field, the authors propose a novel way of looking at RAD as well as future directions for research.
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The present paper centers on the validation of the French-version of the mother-daughter relationship inventory (MDREL), a self-reported questionnaire developed by Inazu and Fox (1980) and translated by Achim. This nine-item self-reported questionnaire assesses young women's perceptions pertaining to the social-emotional support conveyed by their m...
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The present paper centers on the validation of the French-version of the mother-daughter relationship inventory (MDREL), a self-reported questionnaire developed by Inazu and Fox (1980) and translated by Achim. This nine-item self-reported questionnaire assesses young women's perceptions pertaining to the social-emotional support conveyed by their m...

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1) Évaluer les préoccupations liées à l'image corporelle et à l'alimentation chez des femmes enceintes
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adolescent mothers, reflexive functioning, parental stress