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Nicolas Berthelot,
Ph.D.

Psychologist
Canada Research Chair on Developmental Trauma

Full professor, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivière
Departement of Nursing

Regular researcher, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le développement de l’enfant et la famille (CEIDEF)
Regular researcher, Groupe de recherche et d’intervention auprès des enfants vulnérables et négligés (GRIN)
Associate researcher, Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ)


Nicolas Berthelot is full professor in mental health at the department of Nursing of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR). He holds the Canada research chair in developmental trauma. He is also a clinical psychologist working with adolescents and adults. 

The research of his team focus on the developmental mechanisms of risk, resilience and psychopathology in the context of childhood trauma and on the intergenerational impacts of child maltreatment. Nicolas Berthelot collaborates with colleagues from different disciplines in the conception, implementation and evaluation of personalized clinical interventions with survivors of child abuse or neglect in order to prevent a wide array of psychological and physical health problems in this population.


Berthelot, N., Garon-Bissonnette, J., Lemieux, R., Drouin-Maziade, C., Maziade, M. (2020). Paucity of intervention research in childhood trauma contrasts with the long known relation with negative outcomes : is trauma research translational enough? Mental Health & Prevention, 19, 1-6. doi.org/10.1016/j.mhp.2020.200189.

Berthelot, N., Lemieux, R., Garon-Bissonnette, J., Drouin-Maziade, C., Martel, E., & Maziade, M. (2020). Uptrend in distress and psychiatric symptomatology in pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 99(7), 848-855. doi:10.1111/AOGS.13925

Berthelot, N., Garon-Bissonnette, J., Drouin-Maziade, C., Duguay, G., Milot, T., Lemieux, R., Lacharité, C., St-Laurent, D., Dubois-Comtois, K. (2020). Parental cannabis use: Contradictory discourses in the media, governmental publications and the scientific literature. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 59(3), 333-335. doi:10.1016/j.jaac.2019.09.026.

Berthelot, N., Lemieux. R., & Maziade, M. (2019). Shortfall of intervention research over correlational research in childhood maltreatment. JAMA Pediatrics, 173(11), 1009-1010. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1684.

Berthelot, N., Lemieux. R., Garon-Bissonnette, J., Lacharité, C., & Muzik, M. (2019). The protective role of mentalizing: Reflective functioning as a mediator between trauma, psychopathology and parental attitude in expecting parents. Child Abuse and Neglect, 95, 104065, doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104065.

Berthelot, N., Lemieux. R., Garon-Bissonnette, J., & Muzik, M. (2020). Prenatal attachment, parental confidence and mental health in expecting parents: The role of childhood trauma. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health, 65(1), 85-95. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.13034.

Berthelot, N., Lemieux. R., & Lacharité, C. (2018). Development of a prenatal program for adults exposed to childhood abuse or neglect: A Delphi consensus consultation study. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, 38(11), 393-403. doi: 10.24095/hpcdp.38.11.01. PMID: 30430814.


Prix Relève Scientifique de l’UQTR - volet sciences naturelles, génie, et sciences de la santé (2019)

Prix d’excellence de la relève du Réseau des Universités du Québec - volet sciences humaines et sociales, arts et lettres (2018)


Keywords: 

Child abuse and neglect; developmental psychopathology; intergenerational transmission of child abuse; transition to parenthood; children at high risk of schizophrenia or affective disorders; attachment and mentalization; clinical practice with victims of childhood trauma



 
 
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Recent Publications

Milot T, Lemieux R, Berthelot N, Collin-Vézina D. Pratiques sensibles aux traumas. In Le Trauma complexe : comprendre, évaluer et intervenir. Quebec, Canada: Presses de l’Université du Québec; 2018.

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