Martin Provencher, PhD

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Martin Provencher


PhD, Clinical Psychology, Université Laval

Academic appointment

Full Professor, École de Psychologie, Université Laval
Researcher, CERVO Brain Research Centre


Dr. Provencher completed a PhD in clinical psychology at Laval University in Quebec City and a clinical internship at the Calgary Regional Health Authority Consortium in Clinical Psychology in Alberta. Before joining the Faculty at Laval University, Dr. Provencher worked for several years as a clinical psychologist at the Mood Disorders Unit of a large psychiatric hospital, and at the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Unit of a general hospital, both in Quebec City. His clinical and research interests include cognitive behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, in particular bipolar disorder, depression, and generalized anxiety disorder. He is also actively involved in the dissemination of evidence-based treatments for these disorders in primary care. Dr. Provencher’s current research program focuses on psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder and transdiagnostic treatment of anxiety disorders.

What I do when I'm not working

I enjoy long-distance running and I have ran several half and full marathons. For me, physical activity and especially running, is a great way to manage my stress. On long runs, I almost feel like I am in a meditative state and my daily hassles are washed away.

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École de psychologie, Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard
2325, rue des Bibliothèques, Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6