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Board of Directors

Christian Belleheumeur – Co-director

Guillaume Durand – Co-director

Louis Perron, President of the Research Ethics Board (REB)


Members of the Centre and Research Interests

Laura Armstrong, Ph.D.

  • D.R.E.A.M. (Developing Resilience through Emotions, Attitudes & Meaning): the program aims to develop resilience in intellectually gifted children by building meaning through the use of music, games, drama, and artistic activities
  • Intellectually Gifted Children
  • Child Assessment Measure Development and Validation
  • R.E.A.L: Rational-Emotive Attachment-based Logotherapy for Families, a Second Wave Positive Psychology Approach
  • Child & Youth mental health
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Spirituality/Meaning
  • Knowledge Translation-Integrated Methodology for Program Development and Evaluation, Measure Development


Christian Bellehumeur, Ph.D.

  • Durandian imaginary and perceptions and adaptive responses to climate change
  • Positive psychology, spirituality and chronic pain
  • Imagination, eco-psychology and counseling / psychotherapy


Cynthia Bilodeau, Ph.D.

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Spirituality
  • Coping
  • Chronic Illness
  • Anxiety and Depression


Guillaume Durand, Ph.D.

  • Psychopathy and the dark triad
  • Genetic and physiological aspects of stress resilience
  • Cognitive abilities and personality
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults


Sotiria Grafanaki, Ph.D.

  • Impacts of deep silence and natural pause on personal development, conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Identifying resources that help to ‘pause and listen’ for vulnerable groups and communities. Development of practical applications for promoting personal and community well-being.
  • Therapist and supervisor development in the early years
  • Spirituality and therapist development
  • Case study, Qualitative Interviewing, Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)
  • Client and therapist experience of therapy (Psychotherapy Process Research)
  • Exploration of the concept of congruence or genuineness in therapeutic interactions
  • Characteristics of transformational experiences and conditions that support transformation and Flow (Positive Psychology)
  • Building bridges between counselling practices and community development actions
  • Reflexivity and Reflexive Practice


Kelley Kilrea, Ph.D.

  • Spirituality
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Spiritual Enlightenment
  • Applied Sport Psychology Consultancy


Yuanyuan Jiang Ph.D.

  • Assessments and interventions for children with inattentiveness and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity
  • Parental perspectives and the parent-teacher relationship
  • Parental cognitions and spirituality


Buuma Maisha, Ph.D.

  • Sociocultural Norms (sexual taboos)
  • Trauma (Sexual Violence and Culture-Driven Interpersonal Violence)
  • Self-Image and Image of Other
  • “Relationship Focused Therapy: R-STO” and Trauma Healing


Judith Malette, Ph.D.

  • Spirituality and religiousness
  • Post-traumatic Growth
  • God Images and Resilience
  • Life Review
  • Aging
  • Palliative Care
  • Sexual Abuse/Violence


Ramon Martinez, Ph.D. (Th.), ThD, PsyD

  • Counselling
  • Spirituality and Religiosity
  • Christian Anthropology
  • Human Development and the Experience of God
  • Death and Afterlife
  • Relationship between Philosophy, Psychology and Theology
  • Religious Experience
  • Shame and Suicide
  • Religion and Violence
  • Healing from Sexual Abuse
  • Healing and Empowerment


Stephanie Wiebe, Ph.D.

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Couples
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy


Stéphanie Yamin, Ph.D.

  • Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Program Evaluation
  • Interventions for Vulnerable Populations
  • Aging and Driving