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Lecomte, Tania

Full Professor

  • Researcher at the Fernand Séguin Research Centre (CRFS)


  • Telephone 514-343-6274 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F-330


Lecomte, Tania

Research expertise

My research projects focus on improving treatment for people with severe mental illness, either by creating new treatments, evaluating needs or training mental health workers. For instance, I have collaborated on creating and validating group interventions in cognitive behaviour therapy to improve self-esteem or the symptoms of people suffering from psychoses. My current research bears mainly on first-episode patients, but I am also interested in patients with longer clinical histories.

My current research looks at the impact of cognitive behaviour therapy on the symptoms and functioning of people after a first psychotic episode (CIHR grant); profiles of first episodes who follow or ignore treatment recommendations for their psychosis (MSFHR grant, Norma Calder); the impact of motivational interviews on treatment persistence among first-episode patients; care and clinical profiles, and the creation of group treatment, for people suffering from psychoses as a result of methamphetamine abuse (CIHR grant); the impact of cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis on an incarcerated psychiatric clientele; support for employment (CIHR grant) and education for people with severe mental illness; cognitive remediation related to social functioning among people with psychoses and cognitive deficits. I am also interested in the stigmatization of psychosis and knowledge transfer in the community.

Areas of expertise


Articles récents

Lecomte, T., Mueser, K.T., MacEwan, G.W., Thorton, A.E., Buchanan, T., Bouchard, V., Goldner, E., Brink, J., Lang, D., Kang, S., Barr, A.M.; Honer, W.G. (sous presse). Predictors of Persistent Psychotic Symptoms in Persons with Metamphetamine Abuse Receiving Psychiatric Treatment. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

Lecomte, T., Corbière, M.; Leclerc, C. (sous presse). Les interventions basées sur les résultats probants en réadaptation psychiatrique – lesquelles prioriser et pourquoi ? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Khoury, B., Lecomte, T., Comtois, G.; Nicole, L. (sous presse). Third wave strategies for emotion regulation in early psychosis: A pilot study. Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

Tranulis, C., Lecomte, T., El-Khoury, B., Lavarenne, A.; Brodeur-Côté, D. (2013). Changing the name of schizophrenia : patient perspectives and implications for DSM-V. PLOS ONE, 8(2), e55998.

Sanford, N., Lecomte, T., Leclerc, C., Wykes, T.; Woodward, T. (2013). Change in Jumping to Conclusions Linked to Change in Delusions in Early Psychosis. Schizophrenia Research.epub ehead of print

Panenka, W.J., Procyshyn, R.M., Lecomte, T., MacEwan, G.W., Flynn, S.W., Honer, W.G.; Barr, A.M. (2013). Methamphetamine use : a comprehensive review of molecular preclinical and clinical findings. Drug and Alcohol Dependance, 129(3), 167-169.

Beauchamp, M-C, Lecomte, T., Lecomte, C., Leclerc, C.; Corbière, M. (2013). Do personality traits matter when choosing a group therapy for early psychosis? Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 86(1), 19-32 DOI: 10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02052.x

Addington, J.; Lecomte, T. (2012) Cognitive behaviour Therapy for schizophrenia. F1000 Med Reports2012, 4(6). doi: 10.3410/M4-6.

Bouchard, V., Lecomte, T.; Mueser, K. T. (2012). Could cognitive deficits help distinguish methamphetamine-induced psychosis from a psychotic disorder with substance abuse? Mental Health and Substance Abuse, DOI:10.1080/17523281.2012.693522, 1-10.

Bourdeau, G., Masse, M.; Lecomte, T. (2012). Social functioning in early psychosis: are all the domains predicted by the same variables? Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 6(3), 317-321.

El-Khoury, B.; Lecomte, T. (2012). Emotional Regulation and Schizophrenia. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 5(1), 67-76.

Leclerc, C.; Lecomte, Tania. (2012). TCC pour premiers épisodes de psychose : pourquoi la thérapie de groupe obtient les meilleurs résultats ? Journal de thérapie comportementale et cognitive, 22, 104-110.

Lecomte, T.; Lecomte, C. (2012). Are we there yet? Commentary on special issue on psychotherapy integration for people with psychosis. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 22(4), 375-381.

Lecomte, T., Leclerc, C.; Wykes, T. (2012). Group CBT for early psychosis – are there still benefits one year later? International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 62, 309-322.

Lecomte, T., Laferrière-Simard, M-C; Leclerc, C. (2012). What does the alliance predict in group interventions for early psychosis? Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 42, 55-64.

Panenka, W.J., Procyshyn, R.M., Lecomte, T., MacEwan, G.W., Flynn, S.W., Honer, W.G.; Barr, A.M. (2012). Methamphetamine use : a comprehensive review of molecular preclinical and clinical findings. Drug and Alcohol Dependance, s0376-8716(12), 00457-7.

Thérien, P., Tranulis, C., Lecomte, T., & Bérubé, F-A (2012). The experience of treatment of people with concomitant psychotic and borderline personality disorders. Psychosis, 4, 63-73.

Recent book

Lecomte Tania; Leclerc C. (Eds) Manuel de réadaptation psychiatrique, 2e édition (Handbook of psychiatric rehabilitation). Québec : Les presses de l’Université du Québec (2012).

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