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Sharon Bond

Sharon Bond

For more information visit her profile at School of Social Work.

Dr. Sharon Bond joined the McGill School of Social Work as a faculty member in 1998, serving as Coordinator of the McGill Couple and Family Clinic (MCFC) and Professional Associate. She pioneered the development of the MCFC, a couple and family treatment centre, which has recently been integrated into the Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital. She is Faculty Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at McGill School of Social Work, Dr. Bond is the Director of both the Couple and Family Therapy Program and the Family Section organized under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis, Jewish General Hospital. The training program offers two post-graduate three year training programs in couple and family therapy (one Anglophone and one Francophone program). This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Dr. Bond’s extensive clinical, supervisory and training experience with couples and families informs her teaching, research and community interests. Her teaching and research portfolio is focused in the area of Couple and Family Practice and Supervision: both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is presently conducting research on the “Development of a New Methodology for the Teaching of Family Assessment and Treatment applied to Family Diversity”. Her clinical research has been focussed on attachment styles and violence within couples and intergenerational attachment influences on couple and family functioning. Her more recent clinical research interest is on the therapeutic alliance and therapeutic outcome in couple and family therapy. She is presently involved in an inter institutional collaborative research initiative between the Couple and Family Therapy Program and the Family Section, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital , Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles (CRIPCAS) Université de Montréal and Ste-Justine’s Hospital, Department of Child Psychiatry and the Dr. Bond regularly organizes clinical research conferences on personality disorders and the family in collaboration with Dr. Joel Paris, Chair, and Department of Psychiatry McGill University.

In terms of her community interests, Sharon Bond is focussed on making family therapy education accessible to community practitioners, through continuing education courses, annual conferences and community outreach. She regularly provides training for community practitioners and supervisors. Examples of these programmes are: an outreach Supervision/research programme for supervisors at the Douglas Hospital and a continuing education mobile course for social workers at CLSC Renée Cassin (presently CSSS Cavendish/NDG). She is presently active with the OPTSQ (Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec) on the Comité consultatif du secteur de thérapie conjugale et familiale. In addition, she is in the process of developing a Masters Program in Couple and Family Therapy as a collaborative project between McGill School of Social Work and the Couple and Family Training Program/Jewish General Hospital.

Research Interests:

  • Couple and Family therapy outcome research
  • Couple and Family therapy process research - Therapeutic Alliance
  • Attachment Styles and Couple Conflict
  • Supervisory Alliance and Student Self-Efficacy

Contact Information

McGill University, School of Social Work
3506 University St.
Montreal, PQ, H3A 2A7
tel #: 514 398-2687
fax #: 514 398-4760
e-mail: sharon [dot] bond [at] mcgill [dot] ca



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