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The Research Laboratory on Psychological Trauma's website,, is managed by Alain Brunet (researcher in psychiatry, Douglas Institute, McGill University) and coordinated by Christophe Herbert (research coordinator, Douglas Institute).

The site has the aim of providing information about psychological trauma for victims and those close to victims, as well as to mental health professionals.

The content of this website is strictly informative in nature and in no way replaces diagnosis, assessment, treatment or follow-up that can only be provided by a health professional. In fact, the site is not intended to replace medical consultation. If you need answers to personal medical problems, we suggest you to consult your physician or this list of available resources in more than 35 countries:

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All the texts about mental health have been verified and/or written by Alain Brunet and Christophe Herbert.


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The fact that links are provided between this website and other sites or sources of information does not imply that recommends or endorses these services. has no control over the operation of these websites and the inclusion of links to them in no way invokes the liability of


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The website is financed by the Douglas Institute Foundation and the Minister of Health and Social Services. Its initial creation was funded by a grant from INUKSHUK. It will also be financed with the proceeds from subscribers to an online learning module in collaboration with McGill University's Centre for Continuing Education.

Donations to the will be managed by the Douglas Hospital Foundation and will allow for the maintenance, update and development of the site

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Content, administration

Alain Brunet, Ph.D. (Philosophiae Doctor)
Professor, Department of psychiatry, McGill University
Researcher, clinical psychologist, Douglas Mental Health University Institute | Web page

Christophe Herbert
Clinical psychologist [France], research coordinator [Canada]
Douglas Mental Health University Institute | Web page

Pedagogical, graphic and technical content

[before 2007]

Content and collaboration solutions
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

[after 2007]

Eric Smith

The team of the reserves the right to modify this disclaimer.

April, 17th 2009

Last updated: 20/04/2009 | © info-trauma 2009