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Katherine Péloquin

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Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de psychologie

Marie-Victorin, room D310

514 343-6111 #4320

katherine.peloquin@umontreal.ca

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Katherine Péloquin, Ph.D., Université de Montréal

Profile

Research expertise

My research work addresses different themes linked to couple relationships, in the general population and in clinical populations. First of all, the adult attachment theory shapes much of my research. Drawing inspiration from this theoretical model, I examine the close bonds between attachment, conjugal support and sexuality, to better understand the dynamics of conjugal relations among different populations of couples. Second, I am especially interested in infertility. My work aims at 1) assessing the psychological, conjugal and sexual impacts of this problem, 2) assessing the specific needs of couples undergoing infertility treatment and 3) developing interventions for optimizing these couples' well-being. Lastly, conjugal abuse and dyadic coping are also among my fields of interest.

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  • La détresse conjugale en contexte de stress: Mécanismes explicatifs et interventions de couple
    Les effets délétères de la détresse conjugale sur la santé physique et mentale sont bien connus. Il est donc crucial de comprendre les causes de celle-ci. Le stress peut altérer de manière profonde les dynamiques conjugales et nuire à la qualité des relations conjugales. Les mécanismes par lesquels le stress affecte les processus conjugaux que mènent à la détresse conjugale sont toutefois méconnus.
  • Le fonctionnement psychologique, conjugal et sexuel chez les couples suivis en traitement de fertilité : contributions...
    Au Québec, l'étude de l'infertilité est d'un grand intérêt puisque la loi sur la gratuité de la procréation assistée décrétée en août 2010 bat des records de popularité. Alors que de plus en plus de couples auront recours aux traitements de fertilité, il est impératif d'examiner les facteurs modulant leur bien-être. À ce jour, peu d'études québécoises ont visé cet objectif. Plusieurs lacunes sont aussi soulevées, dont le peu d'études longitudinales.

Projects

Research projects

2020 - 2028

Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles ( CRIPCAS )

Lead researcher : Sophie Bergeron , Mireille Cyr
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques
2021 - 2026

Bien-être sexuel et relationnel des couples à différents stades de vie: Mieux comprendre pour mieux intervenir

Lead researcher : Sophie Bergeron
Co-researchers : Marie-Ève Daspe , Katherine Péloquin , Audrey Brassard , Natacha Godbout , Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(SE) Programme Soutien aux équipes de recherche - Stade de développement : Renouvellement
2020 - 2026

Using prospective and observational designs to study support processes and sexual well-being in long-term couples

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention Savoir
2019 - 2026

Testing a conceptual model of adjustment and compliance in couples seeking fertility treatment

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: IRSC/Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(PJT) Subvention Projet
2019 - 2025

FEI Sans Restriction Katherine Peloquin // Testing a conceptual model of adjustment and compliance in couples seeking fertility treatment

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: Université de Montréal
Grant programs:
2019 - 2023

La détresse conjugale en contexte de stress: Mécanismes explicatifs et interventions de couple

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Bourse de chercheur-boursier : Junior 2
2017 - 2022

Attachement, intimité, trauma et bien-être sexuel: Mieux comprendre pour mieux intervenir

Lead researcher : Sophie Bergeron
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(SE) Programme Soutien aux équipes de recherche - Stade de développement : Fonctionnement
2017 - 2022

A dyadic prospective study of the relationship satisfaction and commitment during the transition to parenthood

Lead researcher : Audrey Brassard
Co-researchers : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs:
2016 - 2022

The Role of Intimacy in the Sexual Wellbeing of Long-Term Couples.

Lead researcher : Sophie Bergeron
Co-researchers : Katherine Péloquin , Natalie Rosen
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention Savoir
2016 - 2022

Attachment, caregiving, and sex: A dyadic study of daily sexuality and long-term relationship well-being

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Co-researchers : Sophie Bergeron , Audrey Brassard
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Subvention Savoir
2014 - 2021

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INTERDISCIPLINAIRE SUR LES PROBLÈMES CONJUGAUX ET LES AGRESSIONS SEXUELLES (CRIPCAS)

Lead researcher : Mireille Cyr
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques
2014 - 2019

DETERMINANTS DE LA DETRESSE PSYCHOLOGIQUE ET CONJUGALE ET INTERVENTIONS AUPRES DES COUPLES SUIVIS EN TRAITEMENT DE FERTILITE

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Bourse de chercheur-boursier : Junior 1
2014 - 2017

DETERMINANTS DE LA DETRESSE PSYCHOLOGIQUE ET CONJUGALE, ET INTERVENTIONS AUPRES DES COUPLES SUIVIS EN TRAITEMENT DE FERTILITE

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Établissement de jeunes chercheurs Juniors 1
2013 - 2016

TESTING A TRI-PARTIETE MODEL OF ATTACHMENTS IN COUPLES COMFRONTED WITH INTENSE CHRONIC STRESS

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Co-researchers : Serge Sultan
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PV153480-Subventions de développement Savoir
2015

Les caractéristiques du couple et le résultat de la consultation conjugale

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Co-researchers : Stéphane Sabourin
Funding sources: Université Laval
Grant programs:
2013 - 2015

ETUDE PROSPECTIVE DU MODELE TRIDIMENSIONNEL DE L'ATTACHEMENT AMOUREUX CHEZ DES COUPLES CONFRONTES A UN STRESS CHRONIQUE

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVX20020-Subvention institutionnelle du CRSH - Petites subventions
2008 - 2015

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INTERDISCIPLINAIRE SUR LES PROBLEMES CONJUGAUX ET LES AGRESSIONS SEXUELLES

Lead researcher : Mireille Cyr
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques
2013 - 2014

LE FONCTIONNEMENT PSYCHOLOGIQUE, CONJUGAL ET SEXUEL CHEZ LES COUPLES SUIVIS EN TRAITEMENT DE FERTILITE: CONTRIBUTIONS DE LA THEORIE DE L'ATTACHEMENT

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV113813-(NP) Programme d'établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs
2012 - 2014

EXAMEN DU BIEN-ETRE SEXUEL DES INDIVIDUS EN COUPLE: INTEGRATION DES SYSTEMES COMPORTEMENTAUX DE L'ATTACHEMENT, DE SOUTIEN ET DE LA SEXUALITE

Lead researcher : Katherine Péloquin
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV113813-(NP) Programme d'établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

2022

Audet, A, Brassard, A, Dugal, C, Claing, A, Daspe, M.-E, Savard, C, Péloquin, K., Godbout, N. (2022). Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men seeking help: The explanatory role of psychological distress and affect dysregulation. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online pub. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211072174

Azzi, S, Lafontaine, M.-F & Péloquin, K. (2022). I’ll be there for you: Couples’ support providing and seeking behaviors in a stressful situation. Marriage & Family Review, 1-27.

Beaulieu, N, Brassard, A., Bergeron, S. & Péloquin, K. (2022). Why do you have sex and does it make you feel better? Integrating attachment theory, sexual motives, and sexual well-being in long-term couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Bourget, F, El Amiri, S, Brassard, A. & Péloquin, K. (2022). Perceived injustice and psychological well-being in couples seeking fertility treatment. Journal of Family Issues.

Brassard, A., Charbachi, N., Claing, A., Godbout, N., Savard, C., Lafontaine, M.-F. & Péloquin, K. (2022). Childhood sexual abuse, dyadic empathy, and intimate partner violence among men seeking psychological help. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online pub. 

Brassard, A., Gagnon, C., Claing, A., Dugal, C., Savard, C. & Péloquin, K. (2022). Can romantic attachment and psychopathy concomitantly explain the forms and severity of perpetrated intimate partner violence in men seeking treatment? Partner Abuse, 13(1), 123-143.

de Pierrepont, C., Brassard, A., Lessard, I., Gingras, A.-S. & Péloquin, K. (2022). How to deal with sexual changes during and after pregnancy: Results of a brief psychoeducational workshop with future and new parenting couples. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 31(1), 38-48.

de Pierrepont, C., Brassard, A., Bécotte, K., Lessard, I., Polomeno, V. & Péloquin, K. (2022). Sexual activity-based fears during pregnancy, sexual function and dyadic adjustment in couples who are expecting their first child. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Labonté, T, Dugal, C, Lafontaine, M.-F, Brassard, A & Péloquin, K. (2022). How Do Partner Support, Psychological Aggression, and Attachment Anxiety Contribute to Distressed Couples’ Relationship Outcomes? Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 48(1), 79-99.

Labonté, T, Beaulieu, N, Brassard, A, Gauthier, N, Gagnon-Tremblay, J & Péloquin, K. (2022). Attachment insecurities and under-commitment in distressed couples: The role of positive and negative partner behavior. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Lafontaine, M.-F, Bolduc, R, Lonergan, M, Clement, L, Brassard, A, Bureau, J.-F, . . . Péloquin, K. (2022). Attachment Injury Severity, Injury-Related Stress, Forgiveness, and Sexual Satisfaction in Injured Adult Partners. Journal of Sex Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2086677

Péloquin, K, Boucher, S, Benoit, Z, Jean, M, *Beauvilliers, L, Carranza-Mamane, B & Brassard, A. (2022). "We're in this together": Attachment Insecurities, Dyadic Coping Strategies and Relationship Satisfaction in Couples Involved in Medically Assisted Reproduction. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Péloquin, K, Dutrisac, C, Jean, M, Benoit, Z, Brassard, A, Mondor, J & Lussier, Y. (2022). Relational instability in couples seeking therapy: The contribution of attachment, caregiving and sex. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy.

2021

Bergeron, S., Brassard, A., Mondor, J. & Péloquin, K. (2020). Under, over, or optimal commitment? Attachment insecurities and commitment issues in relationally distressed couples. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 46, 246-259.

Brassard, A, Belzile, M, Dugal, C, Gehl, K, Savard, C, Daspe, M.-E, Péloquin, K., & Godbout, N. (2021). Predictors of Discontinuation From Individual Treatment in Men Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence. Partner Abuse, 12(3), 295-316.

Callaci, M., Péloquin, K., Barry, R. & Tremblay, N. (2020). A dyadic analysis of attachment insecurities and romantic disengagement among couples seeking relationship therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46, 399-412.

Callaci, M, Vaillancourt-Morel, M.P, Labonté, T, Brassard, A, Tremblay, N & Péloquin, K. (2021). Attachment insecurities predicting romantic disengagement over the course of couple therapy. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 10(1), 54-69.

de Pierrepont, C., Brassard, A., Lessard, I., Gingras, A.-S. & Péloquin, K. (2021). Testing a training session on perinatal sexuality among healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals. Midwifery and Women’s Health, 66, 218-226.

Dugal, C, Brassard, A, Claing, A, Lefebvre, A.-A, Audet, A, Paradis-Lavallée, R, Godbout, N. & Péloquin, K. (2021). Attachment insecurities and sexual coercion in same- and cross-gender couples: The mediational role of couple communication patterns. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 47(8), 743-763.

Emond, M, Byers, E. S, Brassard, A, Tremblay, N & Péloquin, K. (2021). Addressing sexual issues in couples seeking relationship therapy. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, Advance online pub, 1-16.

El Amiri, S, Brassard, A, Rosen, N. O, Rossi, M. A, Beaulieu, N, Bergeron, S & Péloquin, K. (2021). Sexual function and satisfaction in couples with infertility: A closer look at the role of personal and relational characteristics. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 18(12), 1984-1997.

Gagné, A.-L., Brassard, A., Bécotte, K., Lessard, I., Lafontaine, M.-F. & Péloquin, K. (2021). Associations between Romantic Attachment and Sexual Satisfaction through Intimacy and Couple Support among Pregnant Couples. European Review of Applied Psychology, 71(3), 100622.

Lapolice Thériault, R, Brassard, A, *Gingras, A.-S, Brault-Labbé, A, Lafontaine, M.-F & Péloquin, K. (2021). Changes in attachment and commitment in couples during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X211026946

Leclerc, M-E, Lafontaine, M-F, Brassard, A & Péloquin, K. (2021). Exploring the association between insecure romantic attachment and justification for the use of intimate partner psychological aggression in couples. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 08862605211055156.

Lefebvre, A.-A, *Dugal, C, Brassard, A, Lussier, Y, Lafontaine, M.-F, Godbout, N & Péloquin, K. (2021). The role of relationship dissatisfaction in the dyadic associations between attachment insecurity and intimate partner violence among couples seeking therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 47(4), 982-998.

Ogez, D., Péloquin, K., Bertout, L., Bourque, C.-J., Curnier, D., Drouin, S., Laverdière, C., Marcil, V., Aramideh, J., Ribeiro, R., Rondeau, É., Sinnett, D. & Sultan, S. (2021). "Taking back control together": Definition of a new intervention designed to support parents confronted with childhood cancer. Cogent Medicine, 8(1), 1944476.

Randall, A. K, Leon, G, Basili, E, Martos, T, Boiger, M, Baldi, M, . . . Chiarolanza, C. (2021). Coping with global uncertainty: Perceptions of COVID-19 psychological distress, relationship quality, and dyadic coping for romantic partners across 27 countries. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 39(1), 3-33.

Sauvé, M. S., Péloquin, K., & Brassard, A. (2020). Moving forward together, stronger, and closer: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of marital benefits in infertile couples. Journal of Health Psychology, 25(10-11), 1532-1542.

Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Byers, E. S., Péloquin, K. & Bergeron, S. (2021). A dyadic longitudinal study of child maltreatment and sexual well-being in adult couples: The buffering effect of a satisfying relationship. Journal of Sex Research, 58(2), 248-26

Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P, Rosen, N. O, Péloquin, K & Bergeron, S. (2021). Maltreatment in childhood and perceived partner responsiveness in adult romantic relationships: A dyadic daily diary and longitudinal study. Child Maltreatment, 1-13.

2019

Arpin, V., Brassard, A., El Amiri, S., & Péloquin, K. (2019). Testing a new group intervention for couples seeking fertility treatment: Acceptability and proof of concept. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 45(4), 303-316. 

Genesse, D., Bécotte, K., Brassard, A., Purcell-Lévesque, C. & Péloquin, K. (2019). L’expérience psychologique masculine et féminine de l’infertilité: Différences et similitudes. Revue canadienne de santé mentale communautaire, 38(3), 135-150.

Lafontaine, M.-F., Péloquin, K., Lévesque, C., Azzi, S., Daigle, M.-P. & Brassard, A. (2019). Beyond the simple association between romantic attachment insecurity and dyadic coping: An examination of romantic perfectionism as a mediator. Journal of Relationships Research, 10, e12.

Ogez, D., Bourque, C.-J., Péloquin, K., Ribeiro, R., Bertout, L., Curnier, D., Drouin, S., Laverdière, C., Marcil, V., Rondeau, E., Sinnett, D., & Sultan, S. (2019). Definition and improvement of the concept and tools of a psychosocial intervention program for parents in pediatric oncology: a mixed-methods feasibility study conducted with parents and healthcare professionals. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 5(1),20.

Ogez, D., Péloquin, K., Bertout, L. & Bourque, C.-J., Curnier, D., Drouin, S., Laverdière, C., Marcil, V., Ribeiro, R., Rondeau, E., Sinnett, D., & Sultan, S. (2019). Psychosocial intervention programs for parents of children with cancer: A systematic review and critical comparison of programs’ models and development. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 26(4), 550-574.

Péloquin, K., Byers, S. E., Callaci, M., Tremblay, N. (2019). Sexual Portrait of Couples Seeking Relationship Therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 45, 120–133.

Purcell-Lévesque, C., Brassard, A., Carranza-Mamane, B., & Péloquin, K. (2019). Attachment and sexual functioning in women and men seeking fertility treatment and their partners. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 40(3), 202-210​.

2018

Brassard, A., Perron-Laplante, J., Lachapelle, E., de Pierrepont, C., & Péloquin, K. (2018). Oversexualization among emerging adults: Associations with romantic attachment and intimacy. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 27(3), 235-247.

Burns, W., Péloquin, K., Rondeau, E., Drouin, S., Bertout, L., Lacoste-Julien, A., Krajinovic, A., Laverdière, C., Sinnett, D., & Sultan, S. (2018). Cancer-related effects on relationships, long-term psychological status and relationship satisfaction in couples whose child was treated for leukemia: A PETALE study. Plos ONE. 13(9): e0203435.

Lafontaine, M.-F., Guzman-Gonzalez, M., Péloquin, K., & Levesque, C. (2018). I am not in your shoes: Low perspective taking mediating the relation among attachment insecurities and physical intimate partner violence in Chilean university students. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(22), 3439-3458.

Péloquin, K., Brassard, A., Arpin, V., Sabourin, S., & Wright, J. (2018). Whose fault is it? Blame predicting psychological adjustment and couple satisfaction in couples seeking fertility treatment. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology39(1), 64-72.

2017

Burns, W., Péloquin, K., Sultan, S., Moghrabi, A., Marcoux, S., Krajinovic, M., Sinnett, D., Laverdière, C., & Robaey, P. (2017). A 2-year dyadic longitudinal study of mothers’ and fathers’ marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 26, 1660-1666.

2016

Tougas, C., Péloquin, K., & Mondor, J. (2016). Romantic attachment and perception of partner support to explain psychological aggression perpetrated in couples seeking couples therapy. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 5, 197-211.

Martin, J., Péloquin, K., Vachon, M.-F., Duval, M., & Sultan, S. (2016). Conjugal resilience in couples with a child facing stem cell transplantation for cancer treatment. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11, 32423.

2015

Daspe, M.-E., Sabourin, S., Lussier, Y., Péloquin, K., & Wright, J. (2015). Is the association between sexual satisfaction and neuroticism in distressed couples curvilinear? Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 4, 92-105.

Kowal, J., McWilliams, L. A., Péloquin, K., Wilson, K. G., Henderson, P. R., & Fergusson, D. (2015). Adult attachment insecurity predicts responses to interdisciplinary treatment for chronic pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 518-526.

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Disciplines

  • Psychology

Areas of expertise

  • Violence
  • Couple psychology
  • Infertility
  • Sexuality
  • Conjugal support
  • Attachment theory
  • Couple and sexuality
  • Couple interactions
  • Spousal abuse
  • Intervention
  • Stress management