Dominick Gamache

Dominick Gamache,

Associate professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Evaluation and treatment of personality disorders are the main focus of my research interests. I work on premature treatment dropout in patients with personality disorders. These empirical investigations led to the development and validation of the Treatment Attrition-Retention Scale for Personality Disorders, an instrument which allows to predict the risk of premature dropout with these patients. I am also interested in variables associated with the therapeutic relationship (alliance, collaboration, transference and counter-transference) and their impact, mainly during the course of psychodynamic psychotherapy. I have actively contributed to the development and validation of measures of psychodynamic variables such as personality organization and transference. Recently, I have launched a research program on stalking in the context of love relationships of young adults.

Gamache, D., Savard, C., Leclerc, P., & Côté, A. (2019). Introducing a short self-report for assessment of DSM-5 Level of Personality Functioning for personality disorders: the Self and Interpersonal Functioning Scale. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Advance online publication. doi:10.1037/per0000335

Savard, C., Chrétien, M., Gamache, D., Maranda, J., & Villeneuve, E. (2019). Effectiveness of a six-week day hospital treatment for personality disorders: Data from a naturalistic study. Journal of Psychiatric Practice, 25, 199-205. doi:10.1097/PRA.0000000000000382

Villeneuve, E., & Gamache, D. (2018). « La Grenouille qui voulait se faire aussi grosse que le Bœuf », ou la quête incomprise du quérulent. Revue québécoise de psychologie, 39(3), 173-195. doi:10.7202/1058189ar

Maheux-Caron, V., Gamache, D., Sellbom, M., Christian, E., Lussier, Y., & Savard, C. (2018). French adaptation and validation of the Expanded Version of the Three-Factor Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale. Assessment, 27(7), 1448-1462. Advance Online Publication. doi:10.1177/1073191118811607

Gamache, D., Savard, C., & Maheux-Caron, V. (2018). French adaptation of the Short Dark Triad: psychometric properties and a head-to-head comparison with the Dirty Dozen. Personality and Individual Differences, 122, 164–170. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2017.10.027

Gamache, D., Savard, C., Lemelin, S., Côté, A., & Villeneuve, E. (2018). Premature psychotherapy termination in an outpatient treatment program for personality disorders: a survival analysis. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 80, 14-23. doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2017.08.001

Gamache, D., Savard, C., Lemelin, S., Côté, A., & Villeneuve, E. (2018). Treatment dropout in psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder: a cluster-analytic study. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206, 231-238. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000764

Gamache, D., Savard, C., Lemelin, S., & Villeneuve, E. (2017). Development and validation of the Treatment Attrition-Retention Scale for Personality Disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31, 753-773. doi:10.1521/pedi_2017_31_279

Gamache, D., Diguer, L., Laverdière, O., & Rousseau, J.-P. (2012). Development of an object relation-based typology of adolescent sex offenders. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 76, 329-364.
Gamache, D., Laverdière, O., Diguer, L., Hébert, É., Larochelle, S., & Descôteaux, J. (2009). The Personality Organization Diagnostic Form (PODF): Psychometric properties of a revised version. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 368-377.


Personality disorders, psychodynamic therapy, therapy dropout, therapeutic relationship, stalking


2601 Chemin de la Canardière
Québec (Québec)
G1J 2G3

Centre de traitement le Faubourg Saint-Jean

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