Michel Perreault
PhD

Division: 
Mental Health and Society

Michel Perreault, PhD
 

Office: 
K-3119.5, Porteous Pavilion

6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC
H4H 1R3


(514) 761-6131 x2823




Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health Science, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke
Researcher, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances (IUD) – CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
Researcher, Groupe de recherche et intervention sur les substances psychoactives-Québec (RISQ)
Research associate, Mental health research laboratory, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil



Knowledge translation through training and program evaluation


Program and treatment evaluation in the domains of mental health and addiction, with a particular interest for the evaluation of the perspectives of clientele; Development, implementation and evaluation of training programs for staff and peer helpers in addiction and mental health.


  1. Perreault, M., Goyer, M-È., Archambault, L., Laurendeau, M., Rainville, L-F., Rabouin, D., Cohen, J. Guide d’information et d’orientation pour une offre de traitement par agonistes opioïdes injectable au Québec dans le cadre de l’étude de faisabilité pour l’implantation du traitement par agonistes opioïdes injectable au Québec, 96 p. Production de l’Institut universitaire sur les dépendances du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche de l’hôpital Douglas. Production du guide dans le cadre du projet financé par le Programme sur l’usage et la dépendance aux substances (PUDS) de Santé Canada, le Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) et l’Institut universitaire sur les dépendances (IUD)
  2. Ross J., et al (Perreault, M., auteur collaborateur) : Initiative canadienne de recherche sur l’abus de substances (ICRAS). Orientation opérationnelle de traitement par agonistes opioïdes injectables à l’échelle nationale pour les troubles liés à l’usage d’opioïdes. Publié le 23 septembre 2019. Disponible au : https://crism.ca/projects/ioat-guideline/
  3. Lachapelle, É., Archambault, L., Blouin, C., & Perreault, M. (2020). Perspectives of people with opioid use disorder on improving addiction treatments and services. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 1-12.
  4. Sayegh, L., Touré, E. H., Farquhar, E., Beaulieu, S., Renaud, S., Rej, S., & Perreault, M. (2020). Group Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP): a pilot study for bipolar depression. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 1016.
  5. Perreault, M., Power, N., Hadj, E. H., Caron, J. (2020). Transitional employment and psychological distress: a longitudinal study. Psychiatric Quarterly, 1–13.
  6. Fairbairn, N., Ross, J., Trew, M., Meador, K., Turnbull, J., MacDonald, S., Oviedo-Joekes, E., Le Foll, B., Goyer, M- È., Perreault, M. & Sutherland, C. (2019). Injectable opioid agonist treatment for opioid use disorder: a national clinical guideline. CMAJ, 191 (38), E1049-E1056.
  7. Perreault, M., Milton, D., Alunni-Menichini, K., Archambault, L., Perreault, N., & Bertrand, K. (2019). Montreal Cross‐Training Program: The contribution of positional clarification activities to help bridge fragmented prevention and treatment services for co‐occurring disorders. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28 (3), 1090–1098.
  8. Perreault, M., Milton, D., Alunni-Menichini, K., Archambault, L., Ponsot, A-S., Perreault, N. (2019). Santé mentale et addictions : La formation croisée en soutien à l’intégration des services. Addictions : recherches et pratiques, 4, 53-55.
  9. Perreault, M., Archambault, L., Milton, D., Marshall, C., Artunduaga, A. C. (2018). Pairs aidants et rétablissement dans le domaine des addictions : l’exemple de PROFAN, Addiction(s) : recherches et pratiques, 2, 36-38.
  10. Marshall, C., Piat, M., Perreault, M. (2018). Exploring the psychological benefits and challenges experienced by peer-helpers participating in take-home naloxone programmes: A rapid review, Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2016.1269724
  11. Marshall, C., Perreault, M., Archambault, L., Milton, D. (2017). Experiences of peer-trainers in a take-home naloxone program: Results from a qualitative study, International Journal of Drug Policy, 41, 19–28.
  12. Perreault, M., Touré, E. H., Perreault, N., Caron, J. (2017). Employment status and mental health: mediating roles of social support and coping strategies, Psychiatric Quarterly, 88(3), 501–514, DOI:10.1007/s11126-016-9460-0
  13. Chartier-Otis, M., Bélanger, C., Perreault, M., Marchand, A. (2015). Formation de pairs aidants dans le traitement des troubles anxieux, Soins, 792, 21-25.
  14. Perreault, M., Julien, D., White, N. D., Rabouin, D., Lauzon, P., & Milton, D. (2015). Psychological Predictors of Retention in a Low-Threshold Methadone Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Addicts: A 1-Year Follow-Up Study. Substance use & misuse, 50(1), 24-31.
  15. Perreault, M., Mitchell, E., Touré, E H., Fleury, M.-J., Caron, J. (2014). Typology of sleep medication users and associated mental health and substance use from a Montreal epidemiological study, Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, 21 (2):e233-e245. Perreault, M., Julien, D., White, N. D., Bélanger, C., Marchand, A., Katerelos, T., Milton, D. (2014). Treatment Modality Preferences and Adherence to Group Treatment for Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, Psychiatric Quarterly, 85 (2): 121-132.
  16. Perreault, M., Komaroff, J., Côté, F., Lauzon, P. (2013). L’approche par les pairs dans le domaine de la toxicomanie, Drogues, santé et société, 12(1) : i-vi.
  17. Perreault, M., Djemaâ-Samia, M.-T. , Fleury, M.-J., Touré, E H., Mitchell, E., Caron, J. (2013). Facteurs associés à l’exposition élevée aux médicaments psychotropes : étude montréalaise, Santé mentale au Québec, 38 (1): 259-275.
  18. Perreault, M., Lafortune, D., Laverdure, A., Chartier-Otis, M., Bélanger, C., Marchand, A., Bouchard, S., Milton D. (2013). Obstacles dans l’accès au traitement rapportés par des personnes aux prises avec un trouble anxieux. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 58 (5) : 300-305.
  19. Perreault, M., A. Jaimes, Rabouin, D., White, N.D., Milton, D. (2013). A vacation for the homeless: evaluating a collaborative community respite program in Canada through clients' perspectives. Health and Social Care in the Community, 21(2): 159-170.
  20. Andrade, M.C.R., Bandeira, M., Perreault, M., Angélico, A.P., de Oliveira, M.S. (2012) The relationship between symptomatic changes and perceived improvement among patients treated in Brazilian community mental health services. Psychiatric Quarterly, 83(3), 1-10.
  21. Perreault, M., Rousseau, M., Provencher, H., Roberts, S., Milton, D. (2012). Predictors of Caregiver Satisfaction with Mental Health Services. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(2), 232-237.
  22. Brousselle, A., Lamothe, L., Sylvain, C., Foro, A., Perreault, M. (2010). Integrating services for patients with mental health and substance use disorders: What matters? Health Care Management Review, 35(3), 212-223.
  23. Perreault, M., Renaud, J., Bourassa, F., Beauchesne, L., Mpiana, A., Bernier, S., Milton, D. (2010). Implementation of a Panel of Service Users for the Evaluation of Mental Health Outpatient Services. Evaluation & the Health Professions, 33 (4) 480-496.
  24. Perreault, M., White, N.D., Fabrès, E., Landry, M., Anestin, A.S., Rabouin, D. (2010). Relationship between perceived improvement and treatment satisfaction among clients of a methadone maintenance program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 33(4), 410-417.
  25. Perreault, M., Wiethaueper, D., Perreault, N., Bonin, J-P., Brown, T-G. (2009) Meilleures pratiques et formation dans le contexte du continuum des services en santé mentale et en toxicomanie : le programme de formation croisée du sud-ouest de Montréal, Santé Mentale au Québec, 34(1), 143-160

Michel Perreault, PhD, is a psychologist and researcher at the Douglas Institute since 1986 and an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University since 1994. His research aims to evaluate services and treatments in psychiatry, with the goal of improving them. He is a researcher with the Groupe de recherche et intervention sur les substances psychoactives-Québec (RISQ) and at the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances (IUD), and also a member of the Quebec Pain Research Network (QPRN).

Working within a clinical environment, Michel Perreault and his team develop projects involving applied research on treatments, organization and evaluation of services in psychiatry and addiction. He is particularly interested in persons having concurrent mental health and substance use disorders and the integration of the services that are intended for them. Since 2002, he is responsible for a cross-training program that aims to improve the functioning of services within a network involving services for mental health and substance use. The program has included over 5900 participants since its beginnings, and is currently being implemented in other regions. The content from the exchange sessions has also been adapted to develop online training modules, which will be posted on the program’s website (formationcroisee.com). Michel Perreault is also one of the initiators of the user panel at the Douglas Institute, which started in 2002.

Michel Perreault is also responsible for the evaluation of numerous treatments and programs related to substance use, some of which involve persons with an opioid dependency or users of injectable drugs. He is also interested in the evaluation of interventions led by peer helpers for this clientele and for those having anxiety disorders, in the form of self-treatment groups.


Diana Milton, research coordinator
Léonie Archambault, research coordinator and PhD student in psychiatry, McGill University
Marie-Anne Ferlatte, research assistant
Niamh Power, research assistant
Jennifer Cohen, MSc student in psychiatry, McGill University
Kristelle Alunni-Menichini, postdoctoral student, McGill University
Caroline Robitaille, postdoctoral candidate, McGill University
Camille Blouin, PhD student in psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
Cathy Bazinet, communications consultant
Julien Thibault-Lévesque, research assistant
Élise Lachapelle, research assistant
El Hadj Touré, statistician


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