Natacha Godbout, Ph.D. - Citation
" CRIPCAS is a group of researchers driven as much by their desire to better understand complex social problems, as by their sensitivity and compassion for vulnerable populations. "

Natacha Godbout, Ph.D.
Researcher at CRIPCAS

We promote the synergy of ideas and the sharing of knowledge. 

Committed to advancing research on interpersonal violence and relationship problems, and to making the results and outcomes of our work accessible, we work in collaboration with over 70 community and institutional partners, taking into account the intersectoriality of our themes and adopting an interdisciplinary perspective.

We form a collaborative network.

CRIPCAS is the result of a collaboration between complementary and interdisciplinary expertise aimed at developing projects with significant social impacts and dissemination methods aligned with the needs of both vulnerable populations as well as the clinicians working with them.

Our research

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Couples and intimate relationships

Our research aims to identify the precursors of relationship difficulties within both general and vulnerable populations, among adolescents and adults. These efforts also document new realities, including diverse romantic and sexual configurations, challenges faced by marginalized couples, and the role of digital technologies in the development and maintenance of intimate relationships. Our innovative findings lead to the development and evaluation of targeted interventions for at-risk and vulnerable populations.

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Sexual Violence

Embracing an inclusive definition of sexual violence, our studies focus on identifying risk and protective factors associated with victimization, including attachment, emotional regulation, social support, and living environment. Our research has identified profiles of individuals who have experienced sexual violence and their therapeutic needs.


Our researchers

CRIPCAS brings together researchers from various disciplinary fields, including psychology, sexology, social work, sociology, nursing, psychoeducation, physical education, psychiatry, and addiction studies. The quality of their achievements is based on close collaboration among members, the interweaving of themes, and the training of the next generation of researchers. This quality is also supported by diverse and rigorous approaches, including longitudinal and dyadic research, daily measures with high ecological validity, couple observation in state-of-the-art laboratories, as well as qualitative methods that help capture lived experiences.




National and international collaborators

Community partners

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

Quebec university partners

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