Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

VéroniqueCL 2016 Véronique Charbonneau-Lefebvre

Véronique is a doctoral candidate in Research Psychology and Intervention at the Université de Montréal since September 2016. She is interested in better understanding the role of attachment in couples coping with chronic genito-pelvic pain and its influence on couple’s sex therapy outcome. Véronique was a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Society and Culture (FRQ-SC) scholarship recipient for 2016-2018 and she is a Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQ-S) scholarship recipient for 2018-2021.



  • Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Rosen, N.O., Steben, M., et Bergeron, S. (2022). Attachment and Childhood Maltreatment as Moderators of Treatment Outcome in a Randomized Clinical Trial for Provoked Vestibulodynia. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 19(3), 479-495. 
  • Vaillancourt-Morel, M.P., Labadie, C., Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Sabourin, S., & Godbout, N. (2022). A Latent Profile Analysis of Romantic Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 48(2), 391-410.
  • Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Rosen, N. O., Bosisio, M., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., & Bergeron, S. (2020). An attachment perspective on partner responses to genito-pelvic pain and their associations with relationship and sexual outcomes. The Journal of Sex Research.
  • Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Brassard, A., Steben, M., & Bergeron, S. (2019). Self-efficacy mediates the attachment-pain association in couples with vulvodynia: A prospective study. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 16, 1803-1813.
  • de Montigny Gauthier, L., Vaillancourt‐Morel, M. P., Rellini, A., Godbout, N., Charbonneau‐Lefebvre, V., Desjardins, F., & Bergeron, S. (2019). The risk of telling: A dyadic perspective on romantic partners’ responses to child sexual abuse disclosure and their associations with sexual and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 45, 480-493. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12345

  • Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Daspe, M.-È., Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Bosisio, M., & Bergeron, S. (2019). Pornography use in adult mixed-sex romantic relationships: Context and correlates. Current Sexual Health Reports, 11, 35-43.

  • Pâquet, M., Bois, K., Rosen, N.O., Mayrand, M.H., Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., & Bergeron, S. (2016). Why us? Perceived injustice is associated with more sexual and psychological distress in couples coping with genito-pelvic

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