A new grant for the lab! Watch our video presenting a new study on the mental health vocational training students.

The team is proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant to carry out a new study on vocational training students’ mental health: “Who are they and how can we help them? Portrait of the vocational training students’ mental health and next steps to promote their success”.  Thanks to the collaboration of 10 vocational training centers, we will present a portrait of these students’ mental health, establish a directory of services in support of their mental health, and contribute to a better understanding of service use by students who need them. Also, we will communicate the best practices we found across all vocational training centers in Québec. Many thanks to the centers that will be working with us over the next 3 years! 

This study is funded by the Concerted actions program – School persistence and success, form the Québec Research Funds – Society and culture, in collaboration with the Québec Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Welcome to LÉPSIS (video in French)

Are you wondering how a psychology lab works? The LÉPSIS team has put together a new video showing you a part of its daily life.  Enjoy the video and feel free to share it!

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How teenagers experience their friendships during the pandemic:  The adjustment of families to a new “online” reality, (video of a webinar, in French)

Online friendships have been a part of adolescents lives for many years.  However, the constraints imposed by the pandemic (classroom and school closures) have made them ubiquitous.  In her presentation targeting parents of teenagers, the director of LÉPSIS, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., presents foundations of research on friendships and various ways in which parents can implement new perspectives on how to support their teenager so that he or she can benefit from successfully managing these virtual communications and avoid associated risks.  By addressing the theme of friendship during the first teenage years as well as the different ways a parent can support their teenager in navigating through this virtual space, this video aims to guide parents in helping their teenagers adequately manage this new reality.

LÉPSIS team implementation of its study on the impact of emotional competence on vocational training students (video in French)

The LÉPSIS team is proud to present a short video explaining the implementation of one of its projects, entitled: Emotional Competence in Vocational Training.  The goal of this study is to determine the extent to which emotional competence can enhance the success of vocational training students. Enjoy the video and feel free to comment and share it!

Some tips for parents to live well in isolation (video in French)

The coronavirus pandemic is causing a great deal of distress in society, especially for parents who have to care for their families while managing their adult concerns. To overcome this episode, the director of the laboratory, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., has created a short video in which she presents some options. We hope you enjoy it!

Online friendships during confinement: a little guide for parents of teenagers (video in French)

The social isolation created by the confinement associated with the coronavirus pandemic is encouraging teenagers to use social media to maintain their friendships. As a parent, it is normal to be concerned about the well-being of your teenager and to question whether there are any risks associated with the use of online networks.  The director of the laboratory, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D, discusses the topic in a short video, and offers some answers to the concerns by presenting the benefits and risks of using them.

Vocational training demystified (video in French)

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are faced more than ever with a critical shortage of health care workers such as beneficiary attendants and auxiliary nurses. Because many of these workers have undergone vocational training, we prepared a video for those who want to learn more about this topic. In this video, our lab director, Marie-Hélène Véronneau, Ph.D., presents basic facts about vocational training to help correct the preconceived ideas some people may have about those programs of study. Feel free to share this clip with your friends and family.