Sharon Bond, Associate Professor

Dr. Sharon Bond, Associate Professor, McGill School of Social Work is best known for her pioneering development of McGill’s first specialized Master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy, M.Sc., Applied, in Couple and Family which opened its doors for the first entry cohort in the fall 2014. McGill is the first university in Canada to offer a Master’s program in Couple and Family Therapy (CFT) within the context of its School of Social Work with program graduates qualifying for two professional permits: Couple and family therapist (Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ)) and Psychotherapist (Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)). Dr. Bond has been a faculty member since 1998 and is also Associate Member, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine. A licensed couple and family therapist (OTSTCFQ) and psychotherapist (OPQ), Dr. Bond 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. Dr. Bond is Couple and Family Therapy Fellowship Co-Director with Dr. Jaswant Guzder for McGill Psychiatry fellows seeking specialization in couple and 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).

Dr. Bond’s years of clinical, supervisory and training experience with couples and families inform her teaching, research and community interests.

My current projects include:

  • The Impact of War on Children and Families
  • Couple Attunement and its Impact on Parent Perceptions in Families with Maternal Depression
  • An exploration of attachment security and therapeutic alliance in couple and family therapy
  • Children and Global Adversity: A Rights-Based Approach
  • Entente de collaboration entre Le Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Problèmes Conjugaux et les Agressions Sexuelles (Cripcas) et ses partenaires.
  • Psychological Distress in Couples Seeking Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Services
  • Relationship between Alliance, Attachment, Family-Oriented Treatment and Child and Family Outcomes

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

2016-2020 Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Myriam Denov, Co-Investigators: Dr. S. Bond, Dr. J. Guzder, Dr. Warren Linds, Dr. Claudia Mitchell, Dr.NatashaBlanchet-Cohen, Topic : Les enfants et les familles touchés par la guerre: Une approche à trois volets, Amount : $ 313,280

2014-2020  Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC)

Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles (CRIPCAS), Co-Investigators: C. Allard-Dansereau, C. Bégin, C. Bélanger, S. Bergeron, A-C. Bernard-Bonnin, M. Blais, S. Boucher, S. Bond, A. Brassard, D. Collin-Vézina, I. Daigneault, J. Dion, J-Y. Frappier, N. Godbout, M. Hébert, F. Lavoie, Y. Lussier, H. MacIntosh, L. Normandin, K. Péloquin, S. Sabourin, M. Tourigny, et A. Zadra., Amount: 1 290 450$

2012-2014    Principal 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, Topic:  Children and Global Adversity:  A Rights-Based Approach, Amount: $ 29,920 (1st year), $ 26,400 (2nd year)

2013- Present Principal Investigator: Sharon Bond, PhD, Co-Investigators: Tamara Soles, PhD, Heather MacIntosh, PhD., Barbara Hayton, MD, Guylaine Seguin, PhD, Kara Fletcher, M.S.W., Topic: Couple Attunement and its Impact on Parent Perceptions in Families with Maternal Depression Jewish General Hospital Private Funding Amount: $10,000


 

Publications

Fraser, S., Denov, M., Guzder, J., Bond, S. and Bilotta, N. (2016). Children of War: Quebec’s Social Policy Response to Children and Their Families, International Journal of Social Science Studies, Vol. 4, No. 7: 41-54. DOI:10.11114/ijsss.v4i7.1644.

Zelkowitz, P.,King, L.,Whitley, R., Tulandi, T.,Ells, C., Feeley,N., Gold, I., Rosberger,Z., Chan,P., Bond, S., Mahutte,N.,Ouhilal, S. & Holzer, H. (2015). A Comparison of Immigrant and Canadian-Born Patients Seeking Fertility Treatment. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health, 17:1033–1040. DOI 10.1007/s10903-014-0037-4.

Read S, Carrier, M-E., Boucher, M-E, Whitley, R., Bond, S. & Zelkowitz, P. (2014). Psychosocial services for couples in infertility treatment: What do couples really want? Patient Education and Counseling (94), 390-395.

Keefler, J., Bond, S., & Sussman, T. (2013).Chapitre 12: L’Evaluation psychosocial (pp. 267-290). Dans 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.

Abstracts

2016 - Aspin, J., Bond, S., N. Carrey, J. Guzder, Jones, A., K. Tomm, McLuckie, A. A Pan-Canadian Perspective on Family Therapy Training: Importance to Mental Health and Psychiatry, International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions World Congress and the 36th Annual Conference for the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Calgary, Alberta (September 20, 2016).

2015 - Bond, S., Blackburn, E., Fraser, S. & Guzder, S.  “Even the Birds Weren’t Singing”. Perspectives on War-Affected Children Children and Youth in Quebec. Children & Global Adversity Research Group. Loyola Campus, Montréal, Québec (April 10, 2015).

2014 - Bond, S., Blackburn, E., Fraser, S. & Guzder, S.  Immigrant Children and Youth with Premigratory War Trauma: An Invisible and Under-Serviced Population in Coherence and Incoherence in Migration Management and Integration: Policies, Practices and Perspectives. Canadian Association for Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (CARFMS) Conference, Montréal, Québec (May 7 – 9, 2014).

2013 - Bond, S. & Soles, T. Exploration of Attachment Security and Therapeutic Alliance in Couple Therapy. Poster Presentation. American Family Therapy Academy, Chicago, Illinois. (June 6, 2013)

2013 - Phyllis Zelkowitz, Suzanne C. Read, Marie-Eve Carrier, Togas Tulandi, Peter Chan, Sophia Ouhila, Neal Mahutte, Hananel Holzer, Sharon Bond, Carolyn Ells, Nancy Feeley, Ian Gold, Zeev Rosberger, Robert Whitley. The impact of government-funded IVF on patient-centered care in Quebec: the perspectives of physicians, nurses, and support staff. 59th Annual Meeting Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society. (September 28, 2013)