I am a full professor in clinical and developmental psychology with children and adolescents, in the psychology module of the Department of Health Sciences at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. My experience as a clinical psychologist with children and adolescents has strongly influenced my desire to focus on the strengths and coping capacities of youths and their families. My research program therefore aims to document the risk and protective factors related to psychosocial adaptation (psychological health, body satisfaction, self-esteem, etc.) among youths in the general population, but also among Aboriginal peoples, and among youths who have experienced abuse (sexual assault, etc.). I have also developed collaborative approaches involving various partners and communities in the research process, recognizing the unique strengths each brings to completed projects.
I am also a regular researcher at CRIPCAS (the interdisciplinary research centre on intimate relationship problems and sexual abuse), EVISSA (Violence and Sexual Health Team), Trajetvi (Trajectories of domestic violence) and the Center for Investigative Interviewing (Australia), as well as a member of the Regional council on domestic violence and sexual assault in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean.
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Jacinthe Dion, Ph. D.
Co-holder, VISAJ Research Chair
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
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