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Dr. Sharon Bond, Associate Professor

Dr. Sharon Bond, Associate Professor joined the McGill School of Social Work as a faculty member in 1998, serving as Director of the McGill Couple and Family Clinic (MCFC). She is Associate Member, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine. She pioneered the development of the MCFC, a couple and family treatment centre, which was integrated into the Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital in 2006. The McGill Couple and Family Clinic offers a rich, in-depth clinical placement for students interested in developing expertise in the area of couple and family therapy and over the years has become a highly desirable clinical internship for students across disciplines. The MCFC serves as a clinical facility and training site for the School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University and provides unique opportunities for professional development for social work and psychology graduate students, who are interested in completing a specialization in couple and family therapy and psychiatry residents, who select an elective in family therapy. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at McGill School of Social Work, Dr. Bond is the Director of the Couple and Family Therapy Training Program, a post-graduate couple and family therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Her main academic project has been the development a new 60 credit clinical Master’s Program in Couple and Family Therapy (M.Sc., Applied in Couple and Family Therapy) under the auspices of the School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry -Jewish General Hospital. This program has received a positive Avis from CREPUQ's Commission d'évaluation des projets de programmes (CEP) and is awaiting final government approval before official program launch. The Master’s degree will provide entry for couple and family therapy certification in Quebec, and candidates will see it as an important first step in securing clinical membership in AAMFT (and thereby achieving wider professional recognition in Canada and the United States for their special expertise). In keeping with the tradition of a multidisciplinary approach in Couple and Family Therapy, the proposed degree will draw across multiple disciplines in its curriculum including such fields as Social Work, Transcultural Psychiatry, Psychology and Counselling Psychology. McGill University is at a unique advantage as it has established links with renowned scholars in these fields. Furthermore, the fact that the degree will be offered in partnership with the Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital will allow for the possibility of not only research development but sharing academic expertise. Faculty for this new degree will include tenure and non-tenure-track professors from McGill University (School of Social Work, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Department of Psychology) and faculty from the Couple and Family Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital. This program will integrate the academic excellence of McGill University, a research intensive university with the clinical excellence of the Couple and Family Therapy training program, Department of Psychiatry, Sir Mortimer B. Davis, Jewish General Hospital. Dr. Bond’s years of clinical, supervisory and training experience with couples and families inform her teaching, research and community interests.

Education

Ph.D. (McGill University) 2004

MSW (McGill University) 1975

BSc (Université de Montréal) 1974

Academic Appointments

2011  Associate Professor
School of Social Work, McGill University, Faculty of Arts

2011 Associate Member
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

2008 Assistant Professor
School of Social Work, McGill University, Faculty of Arts

2008 Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

2005 Faculty Lecturer
 Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine

2000 Professional Associate
School of Social Work, McGill University, Faculty of Arts

1998 Adjunct Professor
School of Social Work, McGill University, Faculty of Arts

1997 Faculty Lecturer
School of Social Work, McGill University, Faculty of Arts

Honors & Awards

2009  Prix Mérite CIQ (Conseil interdisciplinaire professionnel)
Outstanding contribution to the profession of couple and family therapy and to the professional order of social work of Quebec (Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec).

2008  Prix RUFUTS (Regroupement des unités de formation universitaires en travail social du Québec)
Outstanding achievement award for exceptional contribution to teaching, research and clinical practice in Social work in Quebec.

1996  Mention D’excellence
Presented at the 25th Anniversary: Association professionnelle des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec. Montréal: Québec.

Research

Areas of Interest

  • Couple and Family therapy outcome research
  • Couple and Family therapy process research - Attachment Security and Therapeutic Alliance in Couple and Family Therapy
  • Attachment Styles and Couple Conflict
  • Supervisory Alliance and Student Self-Efficacy
  • Psychological Distress in Couples Seeking Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
  • Families with maternal perinatal depression: The couple relationship and infant self-regulation

Current Projects

2012-2014

Children and Global Adversity:  A Rights-Based Approach (FQRSC Grant)

$29,920 (1st year); $26,400 (2nd year)

Principle Investigators: Dr. M. Denov; Co-Investigators: Dr. J. Guzder, Dr. Claudia Mitchell, Dr.Natasha Blanchet-Cohen; Collaborators: Dr. Cécile Rousseau, Dr. Violaine Lemay, Dr. Michael Ungar, Dr. Warren Linds, Dr. Lucie Nadeau, Dr. Marc André Éthier , Dr. S. Bond, Dr. Miranda D’Amico, Dr. Nicole Ives, Dr. Monica Ruiz-Casares, Dr. Sarah-Louise Fraser 


2009-2011

Social Context and Psychological Distress in Couples Seeking Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Services (CIHR Catalyst Grant)

$73,671 (1 year)

 

Principle Investigators: Dr. P. Zelkowitz; Co-Investigators: Dr. T. Toulandi, Dr. P. Chan; Dr. Bond; Dr. N. Feeley; Dr. Z. Rosberger; Dr. C Ells; Dr. R. Whitley


2009-

The Relationship between Alliance, Attachment, Family-Oriented Treatment and Child and Family Outcomes in a Population of Children with Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders: A Pilot Study (Jewish General Hospital Private Funding)

$20,000

 

Principal Investigators: Guzder, J. & Bond, S.; Co-Investigators: Rabiau, M. & Rohar, S.


2008-2014

Entente de collaboration entre Le Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles (Cripcas) et ses partenaires (Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur La Société et la Culture - FQRSC)  

$256,000 (6 years)

Principal Investigators: Dr. John Wright (Université de Montréal) ; Milieu de pratique: Dr. Sharon Bond


2007-

An exploration of attachment security and therapeutic alliance in couple and family therapy (Jewish General Hospital Private Funding)

$10,000

 

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sharon Bond; Co-investigators: Dr. Tamara Glen Soles


Publications

Guzder, J., Bond, S., Rabiau, M., Zelkowiz, P., & Rohar, S. (2011). The Relationship between Alliance, Attachment and Outcome in a Child Multi-Modal Treatment Population: Pilot study. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20:3, 196-202.

Keefler, J., Bond, S., & Sussman, T. (2011) Book chapter: Psychosocial assessment. E. Harper and H. Dorvil (Eds.) Le travail social: théories, méthodologies et pratiques (translation: Social Work: Theories, Methodologies and Practices). Les presses de l’Université du Québec à Montreal. (In press)

Bond, S. (2011).  The Relationship between supervision process, structured training of supervisors, and supervisee self-efficacy. (In preparation)

Bond, S. (2011). An Intergenerational Attachment Lens Applied to a Case of Conjugal Violence: Clinical Guidelines for Social Work Practitioners. (In preparation)

Bond, S. (2011). DVD Review: Does Culture Matter? Families and Mental Illness, Maitra, Begun and Livingston, Morag (2010). East London: NHS Foundation Trust. Maitra/Livingstone Photos.2 DVD set Total duration: 3.5 hours. In Transcultural Psychiatry 48: 704-706, Sage Publications.

Bond, S. (2009). Couple and family therapy: The evolution of the profession with Social Work at its core. Intervention, Revue de l'Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec, Numéro 131, 128- 138.

Bond, S., Bond, M (2007) Book Review: Attachment and Bonding: A New Synthesis. Carter, C. S., Ahnert, L., Grossmann, K. E., Hrdy, S. B., Lamb, M. E., Porgers, S. W., and Sachser, N. (Eds.). (2006). Cambridge: The MIT Press. In The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

Bond, S., Bond, M. & Miresco, M. (2006). Book Review: Attachment from Infancy to Adulthood: The Major Longitudinal Studies. Klaus E. Grossmann, Karin   Grossmann and Everett Waters. New York: Guilford Publications (2005). In The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 194, Number 10, 805-806.

Bond, S. and Bond, M. (2004). Attachment styles and violence within couples. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 192, 857-863.

Bond, S. 2004. Predicting the emotional variables in a clinical population of discordant couples with a history of conjugal violence

Bond, S. (2002). "Emphasizing the Interpersonal in Psychotherapy: Families and Groups in the Era of Cost Containment", Intervention 115, 147-148.

Bond, S. (1997). Les systèmes violents et la therapie familiale: L'intégration dans les approches systémiques et féministes. Cri-Viff, Center de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes, 7, 43-49.

Bond, S. (1991). Marital therapy: A flexible modality that can encompass more than the sum of its parts. Intervention, Revue de la Corporation des Travailleurs Sociaux du Québec, 89, 14-19.