Sleep Research Society &

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Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Training Opportunities 

in Basic and Clinical Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine

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Laval University


Sleep Disorders Center (1)

Human Neurophysiology Laboratory (2)

School of Psychology, Laval University

Sainte-Foy (QC), G1K 7P4



Faculty (Name, Email address)

Charles M. Morin, Ph.D. (1)

Célyne H. Bastien, Ph.D. (2)

Josée Savard, Ph.D. (1)

Types of Training Available



Research assistantships and internships.

Honors thesis.



Masters Degree in clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in clinical Psychology

Ph.D. in experimental Psychology

Note: Admission is very competitive and fluency in French is required.

Students complete their doctoral thesis in one area of sleep and insomnia research. Clinical internship should be done in a CPA and/or APA accredited program.

Types of Funding Available

Undergraduate and graduate trainees are funded from research grants.

Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche (FCAR)

Instituts de Recherches en Santé du Canada (IRSC)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Current Trainees (Names and Email address)

Doctoral students:

    France C. Blais

    Annie Vallières

    Marie-Christine Ouellet

    Meagan Daley

    Catherine Quesnel

Master students:

   Geneviève Belleville

    Mélanie LeBlanc

    Isabelle Rioux

    Émilie Fortier-Brochu

    Pierre-Olivier Gaudreau

    Séverine Hervouet

    Geneviève Gauthier

    Mylène Lévesque

Trainees who have completed training [in the past five years] and current status (Name, Title, Institution, Email)

Annie Vignola, M.Ps., Neuropsychologist, Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

Anouk Gagné, M.Ps., Governmental research, Ottawa

Catherine Lamoureux, M.Ps., Neuropsychologist, Centre hospitalier de Chicoutimi

Christian Portuguais, M.Ps., Private practice

François Bernier, M.Ps., Private practice

Liny Laroche, M.Ps., Medical Degree, Université de Montréal

Sébastien Bouchard, M.Ps., Clinical practice, Centre hospitalier Robert-Giffard

Véronique Mimeault, M.Ps., Clinical practice, Université Laval

Primary Research and/or Clinical Focus of Laboratory

Cognitive-behavioral and pharmacological treatments of insomnia
Contribution of hyperarousal in insomnia
Familial incidence of insomnia
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of insomnia associated with cancer

Technical Capabilities of Lab

The Sleep Disorders Center has three bedrooms and various sleep recording equipment. (C. Morin, J. Savard)
The Human Neurophysiology Laboratory has two bedrooms, one wake room, and various recording equipment for sleep and evoked potentials. (C. Bastien)

Primary Training Focus

        Human (Basic)
        Human (Clinical Research)
        Human (Clinical Practice)

Other Training Opportunities

Research Professional

Representative Publications For the Last Five Years

Bastien, C.H., Ladouceur, C., & Campbell, K.B. (In press).EEG Characteristics prior to and following the evoked K-Complex. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Bastien, C.H., Morin, C.M. & Vallières, A. (In press). Validation of the Insomnia Severity Index for the Assessment of Insomnia. Sleep

Medecine.Gagné, A., & Morin, C. M. (In press). Effets des benzodiazépines sur la performance cognitive et motrice des aînés souffrant d’insomnie. Revue canadienne du vieillissement.

Blais, F. C., Morin, C. M., Boisclair, A., Grenier, V., & Guay, B. M. (In press). Prévalence de l’insomnie et de son traitement chez les patients en clinique médicale externe. Canadian Family Physician.

Morin, C. M. (In press). Contributions of cognitive-behavioral approaches to the clinical management of insomnia. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Morin, C. M. (In press). Psychological and pharmacological treatments for insomnia. In. M. Sammons and B. Schmidt (Eds.), Rational psychopharmacology: A guide for psychologists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Bastien, C.H. & Morin, C.M. (2000). Familial Incidence of Insomnia. Journal of Sleep Research 9, 49-54.

Klip, E. C., & Morin, C. M. (2000). Sleep problems. In A. Kaptein, A. Appels, and K. Orth-Gomér (Eds.), Psychology in Medicine, (pp. 188-203). Philadelphia: Lippincott Raven.

Lichstein, K. L., & Morin, C. M. (Eds). (2000). Treatments of late-life insomnia. Oakland, CA : Sage Publications.

Morin, C. M. (2000). The nature of insomnia and the need to refine our diagnostic criteria. Psychosomatic Medicine, 62, 483-485.

Morin, C. M. (2000). The role of behavioral interventions in the clinical management of insomnia. The Canadian Journal of Diagnosis, September, 14-16.

Morin, C. M., & Lichstein, K. (2000).Treatment overview. In K. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 111-124). Oakland, CA: Sage Publications.

Morin, C. M., Baillargeon, L., & Bastien, C. H. (2000). Discontinuation of sleep medications. In K. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 271-296). Oakland, CA: Sage Publications.

Morin, C. M., Bastien, C. H., Blais, F. C., & Mimeault, V. (2000). Les troubles du sommeil chez les personnes âgées. In P. Cappeliez, P. Landreville & J. Vézina (Eds.), Psychologie clinique de la personne âgée (pp. 77-98). Paris: Masson.

Morin, C. M., Savard, J., & Blais, F. (2000). Cognitive therapy of late-life insomnia. In K. Lichstein & C. M. Morin (Eds.), Treatment of late-life insomnia (pp. 207-230). Oakland, CA: Sage Publications.

Sateia, M. J., Doghramji, K., Hauri, P. J., & Morin, C. M. (2000). Evaluation of chronic insomnia. Sleep, 23, 243-308.

Vignola, A., Lamoureux, C., Bastien, C. H., & Morin, C. M. (2000). Effects of chronic insomnia and use of benzodiazepines on daytime performance in older adults. Journal of Gerontology : Psychological Sciences, 55B, 54-62.

Bastien, C. H. & Morin, C.M. (1999). Nonpharmacologic Therapies for Treating Insomnia. Current Practice of Medecine.2 (12), 249-251.

Mimeault, V., & Morin, C. M. (1999). Self-help treatment for insomnia : Bibliotherapy with and without professional guidance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67, 511-519.

Morin, C. M., & Edinger, J. D. (1999). Sleep/wake disorders. In T. Millon, P. H. Blaney, & R. D. Davis (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (pp. 390-409). New York: Oxford University Press.

Morin, C. M., Colecchi, C., Stone, J., Sood, R., & Brink, D. (1999). Behavioral and pharmacological therapies for late-life insomnia : A placebo-controlled randomized clinical trial. Journal of the American Medical Association, 281, 991-999.

Morin, C. M., Hauri, P. J., Espie, C. A., Spielman, A. J., Buysse, D. J., & Bootzin, R.R. (1999). Nonpharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia. Sleep, 22, 1134-1156.

Morin, C. M., Landreville, P., Colecchi, C. A., McDonald, K., Stone, J., & Ling W. (1999). The Beck anxiety inventory: Psychometric properties with older adults. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 5, 19-29.

Morin, C. M., Mimeault, V., & Gagné, A. (1999). Nonpharmacological treatment of late-life insomnia. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 46, 103-116.

Morin, C.M, Baillargeon, L. & Bastien C. H. (1999). Treatment of hypnotic-dependent insomnia. Dans K.L. Lichstein and C.M. Morin Eds., Treatment of late-life insomnia. Oakland, CA: Sage Publications.

Savard, J., Miller, S.M., Mills, M., O'Leary, A., Harding, H., Douglas, S.D., Mangan, C.E., Belch, R., Winokur, A. (1999). Association between subjective sleep quality and depression on immunocompetence in low-income women at risk for cervical cancer. Psychosomatic-Medicine, 61(4), 496-507.

Morin, C. M., Blais, F. C., & Mimeault, V. (1998). Sleep disturbances in late life. In M. Hersen & V. B. Van Hasselt (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology (pp. 273-299). New York: Plenum Press.

Morin, C. M., & Edinger, J. D. (1997). Sleep disorders: Evaluation and diagnosis. In S. M. Turner & M. Hersen (Eds.), Adult Psychopathology and Diagnosis (3rd ed., pp. 483-507). New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Ware, J. C., & Morin, C. M. (1997). Sleep in depression and anxiety. In M. R. Pressman & W. C. Orr (Eds.), Understanding sleep : The evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders (pp. 483-503). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Buysse, D. J., Morin, C. M., & Reynolds III, C. F. (1996). Sleep Disorders. In G. O. Gabbard & S. D. Atkinson (Eds.), Synopsis of Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders (2nd ed., pp. 1013-1041). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Loewy, D. H., Campbell, K.B., Bastien, C. H. (1996). The mismatch negativity to frequency deviant stimuli during natural sleep. EEG and Clinical Neurophysiology, 98, 493-501.

Morin, C. M. (1996). Introduction: Psychosocial and pharmacological treatments in behavioral medicine. Clinical Psychology Review, 16, 453-456.

Morin, C. M., & Ware, J. C. (1996). Sleep and psychopathology. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 5, 211-224.

Morin, C. M., & Wooten, V. (1996). Psychological and pharmacological approaches to treating insomnia: Critical issues in assessing their separate and combined effects. Clinical Psychology Review, 16, 521-542.

Buysse, D. J., Morin, C. M., & Reynolds III, C. F. (1995). Sleep disorders. In G. O. Gabbard (Ed.), Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders (2nd ed., vol. 2, pp. 2397-2453). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

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Research Interests

Charles M. Morin, Ph.D.

Cognitive-behavioral treatment of insomnia
Efficacy of combined pharmacological and psychological treatment of insomnia
Insomnia and fatigue in patients with minor brain injury
Sleep and psychopathology
Insomnia and anxiety

Célyne H.Bastien Ph.D.

Psychophysiological aspects of sleep
Electroencephalogram (EEG) microstructure during the different stages of sleep in good sleepers and insomniacs
Contribution of hyperarousal and benzodiazepine use in sleep difficulties, measured with ERP's and quantitative methods of EEG (e.g. spectral analysis)
Cognitive-behavioral treatment of insomnia
Psychophysiological and neuropsychological aging process
Human neurophysiology

Josée Savard, Ph.D.

Psychological aspects of cancer
Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral interventions for the treatment of psychological difficulties associated with cancer (e.g., insomnia, depression)
Effects of cognitive-behavioral interventions on immunocompetence in cancer patients
Clinical psychology