Scientific research makes it possible to expand our knowledge and to develop best practices. CCCF has actively contributed to research partnerships since 2002.
Developing the practice through research in couple therapy is part of CCCF’s culture. Through a partnership with Dr. Katherine Péloquin, professor at the Université de Montréal and the CRIPCAS , studies carried out at the CCCF allow psychologists to broaden their knowledge by using highly representative data, to further reflect on their practice, and to promote the clinic on the international scene in the field of couple therapy.
Research projects allow CCCF psychologists to offer their clients in couple therapy the option – there is no obligation - to complete a battery of relevant questionnaires chosen by clinicians. Data collected during the initial assessment and at various times during the follow-up allow psychologists to better understand the strengths and difficulties of their clients, while contributing to the advancement of knowledge in couple therapy.
Research findings in a few words:
- La détresse au sein du couple : La thérapie conjugale peut aider
- La sexualité des couples qui consultent en thérapie conjugale
- La violence psychologique chez les couples qui consultent en thérapie conjugale
- Soutien, violence psychologique et anxiété d'abandon chez les couples en thérapie
- Impact de la pandémie sur le couple
- Insécurités d'attachement, comportements positifs et sous-engagement dans la relation
- 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 publication.
- 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.
- Labonté, T., Dugal, C., Lafontaine, M.-F., Brassard, A. et Péloquin, K. (2021). How do partner support, psychological aggression, and attachment anxiety contribute to distressed couples' relationship outcomes? Advance online publication. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Callaci, M., Bergeron, S., & Péloquin, K. (2016, Septembre). Let’s talk about sex: Assessing the role of romantic disengagement in sexuality. Affiche présentée au Canadian Sex Research Forum, Québec, Québec, Canada.
- Emond, M., Byers, E. S., Brassard, A., Tremblay, N. et Péloquin, K. (29 avril, 2021). Frequency of sexual difficulties in couples seeking couple therapy and sexual therapeutic goals of their therapist [affiche]. Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR), En ligne.