Stéphane Bouchard

Stéphane Bouchard is Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. His work initially focused on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioural interventions in the treatment of anxiety disorders and their underlying mechanisms. Since the 2000s, he has been specializing in the use of virtual reality and telepsychotherapy. He is now positioned at the intersection of several disciplinary fields (3D arts, computer science, cognition, mental health, psychopathology, psychotherapy, human and psychosocial factors), which allows him to create, validate and test the efficacy of technological tools in order to better help people struggling with psychosocial adaptation issues. He has won several awards including a Canada Research Chair in 2003 (always renewed since), and the Adrien Pinard Award in 2014 to highlight his contribution to the field of psychology. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters, and has given hundreds of talks at scientific conferences and training workshops around the world.