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Rachel Langevin

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Rachel Langevin
Contact Information
Address: 

Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology

Education Building, Room 614
3700 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1Y2

Email address: 
rachel.langevin [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-8349
Fax number: 
514-398-6968
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Langevin completed her Ph.D./Psy.D. in psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal. Her doctoral dissertation and research explored attachment representations, emotion regulation, and behavior problems in preschool victims of sexual abuse. Her post-doctoral fellowship took place in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (and Centre for Research in Human Development), where she conducted research on the intergenerational transfer of risk using data from the Concordia Longitudinal Risk Project. Dr. Langevin’s academic dossier and research have been recognized with numerous scholarships and awards. She has contributed to the scientific literature with several scholarly papers, and she has participated in dozens of national and international conferences. Her clinical training involved a specialization in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety and trauma related disorders in adults and she is still working with these populations in her private practice. Her main research interests are in child development and understanding risk and protective factors for psychopathology, as well as mechanisms for the intergenerational transfer of trauma and violence.

 

Degree(s): 

B.Sc. Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2010)

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (2015)

Research areas: 
Child Development
Developmental Psychopathology
Emotions
Enhancing mental health resilience
Resilience
Behaviour and emotional disorders
Areas of expertise: 

Sexual abuse, family violence, child maltreatment, and childhood adversity and socioemotional development; Intergenerational cycles of trauma and violence; Developmental trajectories, risk and resilience.

Office: 
534
Office hours: 

By appointment only.

Current research: 

- The Childhood Adversity Study with mother-young adults (18-25 years old) dyads

- Perinatal risk and protective factors associated with the intergenerational continuity of family violence

- Research-Practice Partnership with L'Envol: Programme d'aide aux jeunes mères

- Intergenerational continuity of child maltreatment: Epidemiological study of the prevalence and risk factors in mothers

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Research support

Insight Development Grant, SSHRC (2019)

Soutien à la recherche pour la relève professorale, FRQ-SC (2019)

Petits projets EVISSA, FRQ-SC - UQAM (2019)

RBC Training Fellowship, CRCF, McGill (2019)

Leverage Fund, CRCF, McGill (2019)

Grant Submission Support Fund, Faculty of Education, McGill University (2019)

Grant Submission Support Fund, Faculty of Education, McGill University (2018)

Selected awards, honours, and fellowships

Outstanding Research Presentation in Developmental Psychology - American Psychological Association Division 7 (2017)

Postdoctoral Top-Up Award - Concordia University (2017)

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Quebec Research Funds on Society and Culture (2016)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (2012)   

Science Popularization Award - French Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (2014)

Graduate Scholarships - Chaire interuniversitaire Marie-Vincent sur l'agression sexuelle envers les enfants (2011; 2014; 2015)

Master Scholarship - Quebec Research Funds on Society and Culture (2010)

Graduate supervision: 

Masters and Doctoral Students in Counselling Psychology and School/Applied Child Psychology. Graduate supervision may also be offered to any other students from an ECP program with a relevant research area. Interested candidates should forward a CV, transcript and a letter of intent. I will only meet with prospective students during admission period. Bilingualism of candidates (French and English) is an important asset. 

Selected publications: 

Journal Articles

- Langevin, R., Stack, D. M., Dickson, D. J., & Serbin, L. A. (2020). Transactional associations between children’s socioemotional difficulties and parental aggression toward the child over a ten-year period in a lower-income population. Journal of Family Violence, 1-15. doi: 10.1007/s10896-020-00209-6

- Cabecinha-Alati, S., Langevin, R., Kern, A., & Montreuil, T. (2020). Pathways from childhood maltreatment to unsupportive emotion socialization: Implications for children’s emotional inhibition. Journal of Family Violence. doi:10.1007/s10896-020-00184-y

- Cabecinha-Alati, S., Langevin, R., & Montreuil, T. (2020). A conceptual model of the intergenerational transmission of emotion dysregulation in mothers with a history of childhood maltreatment. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 7 (1), 49-71. Available at: https://ijcar-rirea.ca/index.php/ijcar-rirea/article/view/49/145

- Langevin, R., Hébert, M., & Cabecinha-Alati, S. (2020). Multilevel factors associated with the intergenerational continuity of child sexual abuse. Child and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105007

- Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Charest, F. (2020). Disorganized attachment and emotion dysregulation as mediators of the association between sexual abuse and dissociation in preschoolers. Journal of Affective Disorders, 267, 220-228. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.02.032

- Langevin, R., Cossette, L., & Hébert, M. (2019). Emotion dysregulation in sexually abused preschoolers: Insights from a story completion task. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1678542

Langevin, R., Marshall, C., & Kingsland, E. (2019). Intergenerational cycles of maltreatment: A scoping review of psychosocial risk and protective factors. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi : 10.1177/1524838019870917

- Charest, F., Hébert, M., Bernier, A., Langevin, R., & Miljkovitch, R. (2019). Behavior problems in sexually abused preschoolers over a 1-year period: The mediating role of attachment representations. Development and Psychopathology, 31(2), 471-481. doi:10.1017/S0954579418000226

- Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Bergeron S. J., Duchesne, M., Lambert, Y., & Frappier, J.Y. (2018). Sleep problems and interpersonal violence in vulnerable adolescents. Sleep Medicine, 56, 52-56. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2018.11.003

- Hébert M., Langevin R., & Oussaïd, E. (2017). Cumulative childhood trauma, emotion regulation, dissociation, and behavior problems in school-aged sexual abuse victims. Journal of Affective Disorders, 225, 306-312. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.08.044

- Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Guidi, E., Bernard-Bonnin, A.-C., & Allard-Dansereau, C. (2017). Sleep problems over a year in sexually abused preschoolers. Paediatrics & Child Health, 22(5), 273-276. doi:10.1093/pch/pxx077

- Langevin, R., & Hébert, M. (2016). Evolution over a year of individual protective factors in preschool victims of sexual abuse. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 4 (1), 33-47.

- Séguin-Lemire, A., Hébert, M., Cossette, L., & Langevin, R. (2016). A longitudinal study of emotion regulation among sexually abused preschoolers. Child Abuse and Neglect, 63, 307-313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.11.027

- Hébert, M., Langevin, R., Guidi, E., Bernard-Bonnin, A.C., & Allard-Dansereau, C. (2016). Sleep Problems and Dissociation in Preschool Victims of Sexual Abuse. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 8, 507-521. doi:10.1080/15299732.2016.1240739

- Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Allard-Dansereau, C., & Bernard-Bonnin, A.-C. (2016). Emotion Regulation in Sexually Abused Preschoolers: The Contribution of Parental Factors. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 29(2), 180-184. doi:10.1002/jts.22082

- Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Daigneault, I. (2016). The association between peer victimization, PTSD, and dissociation in child victims of sexual abuse. Journal of Affective Disorders, 193, 227-232. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.12.080.

- Langevin, R., Cossette, L., & Hébert, M. (2016). Emotion regulation in sexually abused preschoolers. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 47(1), 1-12. doi:10.1007/s10578-015-0538-y

- Langevin, R., Hébert, M., & Cossette, L. (2015). Emotion regulation as a mediator of the relation between sexual abuse and behavior problems in preschoolers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 46, 16-26. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.02.001

- Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Charest, F. (2014). Factors associated with resilience in preschoolers reporting sexual abuse: A typological analysis. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 2(1), 46-58.

- Hébert, M., Langevin, R., & Bernier, M. J. (2013). Self-reported symptoms and parents' evaluation of behavior problems in preschoolers disclosing sexual abuse. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 4(4), 467-483.

- Berthelot, N., Langevin, R. & Hébert, M. (2012). L’association entre la victimisation sexuelle dans l’enfance de la mère et les troubles de comportement chez l’enfant victime d’agression sexuelle. Journal international de victimologie, 10(1), 8-20.

 

Book Sections

- Stack, D. M., Langevin, R., Atkinson, N. H., Kennedy-Turner, K., Serbin, L. A. (in press). Santé mentale et pratiques parentales chez des familles vulnérables : facteurs de risque et de protection intergénérationnels. In M. Boily, G. Piché, S. Bourque (Eds.). Parentalité et problèmes de santé mentale. Les Presses de l’Université du Québec.

- Hébert, M., Daigneault, I., Langevin, R., & Jud, A. (2017). L’agression sexuelle envers les enfants et les adolescents. In M. Hébert, M. Fernet & M. Blais (Eds.). Le développement sexuel et psychosocial de l’enfant et de l’adolescent (pp. 137-178). Paris, France : De Boeck Supérieur.

- Hébert, M., & Langevin, R. (2016). Child Sexual Abuse. In J. R. R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (2nd ed., pp. 1-12). Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Professional activities: 

Regular Researcher - Équipe Violence Sexuelle et Santé

http://martinehebert.uqam.ca/en/evissa.html

Full Member - Centre for Research on Children and Families

https://www.mcgill.ca/crcf/

Regular Researcher - The Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse

https://www.cripcas.ca/index.php/en/

Member of the Editorial Board - International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience

http://in-car.ca/ijcar/

Clinical Psychologist

https://homatherapie.ca/nos-services/sante-mentale/psychologue/rachel-la...

Selected talks and presentations: 

Langevin, R., Cossette, L., Hébert, M., Kern, A.* (June, 2020). Narratives of preschool victims of sexual abuse underscore emotion dysregulation and low expectations of support. International Foster Care Organization Conference, Montreal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Cabecinha-Alati, S.* (May, 2020). Maternal factors associated with the intergenerational continuity of child sexual abuse. In R. Langevin (Chair), Interpersonal trauma in childhood: Long term impacts on intimate and family relationships. Symposium presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Cabecinha-Alati, S.*, Langevin, R., & Montreuil, T. (May, 2020). Child maltreatment, emotion regulation and parenting behaviours: Understanding the transmission of emotion dysregulation. Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Godbout, N., Dussault, É., Langevin, R., Dion, J. et Fernet, M. (May, 2020). Co-chair : Violences sexuelles et ajustement des survivant.es : Mécanismes explicatifs et d’intervention. Colloque dans le cadre du 88e congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir, Sherbrooke (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Langevin, R. (May 2020). Chair: Intergenerational continuity of child maltreatment: past research and contemporary directions. Section Invited Symposium (Traumatic Stress) presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Langevin, R. (May 2020), Chair: Interpersonal trauma in childhood: Long term impacts on intimate and family relationships. Symposium presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montréal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Langevin, R., Marshall, C.*, Kingsland, E. (May, 2020). Past research on the intergenerational continuity of child maltreatment: findings from a scoping review. In R. Langevin (Chair), Intergenerational continuity of child maltreatment: past research and contemporary directions. Section Invited Symposium (Traumatic Stress) presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Psychological Association, Montreal (QC), CA. (Conference canceled)

Langevin, R. (November 2019). Continuité intergénérationnelle de la violence familiale: quels sont les mécanismes impliqués? Rencontre annuelle du CRIPCAS, Longueuil (QC), CA.

Langevin, R., Cossette, L., Hébert, M. (July, 2019). A fine-grained analysis of the narratives of sexually abused preschoolers. International Attachment Conference, Vancouver (BC), CA.

Langevin, R., Marshall, C.*, & Kingsland, E. (March, 2019). Facteurs associés à la transmission intergénérationnelle de la maltraitance envers les enfants: résultats préliminaires d'une scoping review. In Paradis, A. (Chair), Contexte et conséquences de la violence interpersonnelle à différentes étapes du développement. Symposium presented at Congrès annuel de la Société Québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (SQRP). Mont-Tremblant (QC), CA.

Langevin, R., Stack, D.M., Dickson, D.J., & Serbin, L.A. (March, 2019). Transactions between mother-to-child verbal and physical aggression and children’s internalizing problems. In R. Langevin (Chair), Adversity, Victimization, and Aggression: Longitudinal Impact on Children’s Health and Psychosocial Adaptation. Symposium presented at the Biennal Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore (MA), USA.

Langevin, R., Stack, D.M., Serbin, L.A., & Schwartzman, A.E. (August, 2017). Pathways to Adolescents’ Externalizing Behaviors: Individual, Parental, and Relational Factors. Young Investigator Symposium chaired by Prof. Michael Lamb, 2017 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., USA.

Langevin, R., Stack, D.M., & Serbin, L.A. (May, 2017). Influence réciproque de l’agression physique/verbale des mères et des troubles extériorisés chez des jeunes à risque. 85e congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal (QC), CA.

Langevin, R., Hébert, M. (April, 2017). Sexual Abuse, Sleep Problems, and Dissociation in Preschool-Age Children. Society for Research in Child Development 2017 Biennial Meeting, Austin (TX), USA.

Langevin, R., Atkinson, N.H., Stack, D.M., Serbin, L.A., Ledingham, J., & Schwartzman, A.E. (March, 2017). Influence réciproque des comportements parentaux violents et des troubles extériorisés des enfants: Une étude longitudinale intergénérationnelle. Annual Meeting of the Société québécoise de recherche en psychologie, Montréal (QC), CA.

Hébert, M., Langevin, R. (August, 201. Facteurs de résilience chez les enfants victimes d’agression sexuelle. 3e Congrès mondial sur la résilience, Trois-Rivières (QC), CA.

Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Guidi, E., Bernard-Bonnin, A.-C., & Allard-Dansereau, C. (July, 2016). Sleep problems in sexually abused preschoolers and their mediation effects on behavior problems. International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Porstmouth (NH), USA.

Langevin, R., Hébert, M., Allard-Dansereau, C., & Bernard-Bonnin A.C. (May, 2016). Agression sexuelle et régulation des émotions à l'âge préscolaire: contribution de la détresse psychologique et de l'histoire de victimisation du parent. 84e congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal (QC), CA.

Séguin-Lemire, A., Hébert, M., Cossette, L., & Langevin, R. (May, 2016). Étude longitudinale des troubles de régulation des émotions chez les enfants d’âge préscolaire victimes d’agression sexuelle. 84e congrès de l’ACFAS, Montréal (QC), CA.

Séguin-Lemire, A., Hébert, M., Cossette, L., & Langevin, R. (April, 2016). Enfants d’âge préscolaire victimes d’agression sexuelles : étude longitudinale sur la régulation émotionnelle. Colloque de la relève ÉVISSA, Montréal (QC), CA.

Langevin, R., Hébert, M., & Cossette, L. (June, 2015). Régulation des émotions et troubles de comportement chez des enfants d'âge préscolaire victimes d'agression sexuelle. "Les agressions sexuelles envers les enfants : conséquences pour les enfants et les parents" Symposium, Congrès international francophone sur l’agression sexuelle, Charleroi, Belgium.

Langevin, R., Hébert, M., & Cossette, L. (July, 2014). Sexual Abuse and Emotion Regulation in Preschoolers: A Comparative Study. Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse and its Impact for Children and Parents from Different Perspectives” Symposium, International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth (MA), USA.

 

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