Dr. Marie-Eve Martel

Registered Psychologist (CPO #6475 / CPBC #2785 )

Professional Profile

I received a clinical Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in February 2018 and I am continuing research to obtain a Ph.D. diploma (dual doctorate Psy.D./Ph.D). Prior to my doctoral studies, I obtained an M.A. in Education (counselling) from the University of Ottawa in 2014. During my graduate training, I completed internships at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.

I am a fully registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#6475) and the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2785) as a doctoral level psychologist in autonomous practice with competency in clinical psychology with adults. I am fully bilingual and I am pleased to offer online psychological services in both English and French.

Speaking Engagements

EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE

Training and Experience

During my graduate training (2013-2017) and since having started working in private practice in the summer of 2017, I have trained and gained experience in the following evidence-based approaches: ​

ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN RESEARCH

Professional and Community Involvement

In addition to my clinical practice, I have been and continue to be actively involved in psychology research on chronic pain since 2010 and I have been teaching clinical courses for the Master’s in Counselling Program at the University of Ottawa since the Spring of 2020.

I highly value continued education and I am a member of the: 

I have been attending the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conferences every year between 2015 and 2018, and again in 2022, where I have had the privilege to attend plenaries and workshops by world-renowned psychologists such as Steven C. Hayes (ACT founder), Kelly Wilson (ACT co-founder), Marsha Linehan (founder of DBT), Kristin Neff (self-compassion), Mavis Tsai (Functional Analytic Psychotherapy) and many others. I continuously strive to deepen my knowledge of evidence-based practices and to be informed of the latest research to better serve my clients.

Marie-Eve Martel, D.Psy., Ph.D.(c)

Publications & Communications

Moore-Bouchard, C., Martel, M-E, Develay, E., Côté, J., Durand, M. & Pagé, G. M. (2024). Prioritizing Pain Self-Management when Comorbidities are Present: An Exploratory Qualitative Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances.

Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., Pagé, M. G., & Choinière, M. (submitted). A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Formats to Education. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. 

Veillette, J., Martel, M-E, & Dionne, F. (2019). A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Based Bibliotherapy among Adults Living with Chronic Pain. Canadian Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1080/24740527.2019.1678113

Dionne, F., Gagnon, J., Balbinotti, M., Peixoto, E. M., Martel, M-E, Gillanders, D., Monestès. J-L (2016). “Buying into thoughts”: Validation of a French Translation of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science. doi: 10.1037/cbs0000053

Gagnon, J., Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., Scott, W., & Balbinotti, M. (2016). Perceived Injustice and Chronic Pain Acceptance: Are We Measuring Two Separate Constructs or Opposite Poles of the Same Dimension? Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano, 4(1), 07-17.

Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., & Scott, W. (2016). The Mediating Role of Pain Acceptance in the Relation Between Perceived Injustice and Chronic Pain Outcomes in a Community Sample. Clinical Journal of Pain. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000427

 Martel, M-E, Lafontaine, M-F, Thériault, A., & Balbinotti, M. (2016). Chronic Pain Self-Efficacy as a mediator of the link between Romantic Attachment Insecurity, Individual Functioning, and Couple Satisfaction: A Preliminary Study. Prâksis, v. 2, 119-136.

 Martel, M-E, Lafontaine, M.-F., & Levesque, C. (2015). Étude préliminaire entre l’attachement amoureux et la  dramatisation face à la douleur chez des individus vivant avec de la douleur chronique. Revue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé, 5(1). 

Dionne, F., Veillette, J., & Martel, M-E (2016). Les onze pièges les plus communs dans l’apprentissage de l’ACT. Journal de l’IFTCC, v.2(1).

Moore-Bouchard, C., Martel, M-E, Develay, E., Côté, J., Durand, M., & Pagé, M. G. (2022). Exploration of the prioritization of pain self-management in a context of comorbidity. Scientific poster for the International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress on Pain (Toronto, ON). 

Martel, M-E, Pagé, G. M., & Dionne, F. (accepted). Effectiveness of Self-Help Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Comparison to an Education Intervention to Manage Chronic Pain. Canadian Pain Society ‘s 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (Calgary, AB). doi: 10.1080/24740527.2020.1741975 *Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Martel, M-E, El-Khoury, C., & Pagé, G. M. (2019). What Predicts Perceived Medical Burden among Chronic Pain Patients with Medical Comorbidities? Scientific poster for the Canadian Pain Society’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting (Toronto, ON). 

Martel, M-E, El-Khoury, C., & Pagé, G. M. (2019). How Do Pain Characteristics, Comorbidity Severity and Patient Characteristics Influence Chronic Pain Patients’ Self-Management Priorities? Scientific poster for the Canadian Pain Society’s 40th Annual Scientific Meeting (Toronto, ON). 

Gagnon, J., Martel, M-E, & Dionne, F. (2016). Propriétés psychométriques de la version française du Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire (CPAQ-8) dans un échantillon d’adultes souffrant de douleur chronique. Scientific poster at the Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie, (Trois-Rivières, QC).  

 Martel, M-E, Gagnon, J., Bourgault, M., & Dionne, F. (2016). On Being Present in Therapy: The French Validation of the Therapeutic Presence Inventory. Scientific poster at the ACBS Annual World Conference, (Seattle, USA). doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.5029.8481

 Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., & Gagnon, J. (2015). Perceived Injustice and its Impact on Physical and Emotional Functioning: The Mediating Role of Chronic Pain Acceptance. Scientific poster at the ACBS Annual World Conference, (Berlin, Germany). doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4668.4243

Martel, M-E et al. (2015). Psychological Inflexibility for Pain: Translation and Validation for a French-Speaking Population. Scientific poster at the ACBS Annual World Conference, (Berlin, Germany). 

Gagnon, J., Dionne, F., Martel, M-E, Scott, W., & McCracken, L. M. (2015). Validation of the Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ-8) in a French-Speaking Population. Scientific poster at the ACBS Annual World Conference (Berlin, Germany). 

Martel, M-E & Dionne, F. (2015). Traduction et validation de l’Échelle d’inflexibilité psychologique de la douleur: un concept novateur en clinique et en recherche. Scientific poster at the Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie, (Gatineau, QC).  

Lafontaine, M-F, Leguay, F., & Martel, M-E (2013). Questionnaire sur les stratégies secondaires d’attachement dans le couple. Scientific poster at the Congrès annuel du Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les problèmes conjugaux et les agressions sexuelles (Trois-Rivières, QC). 

Dionne, F., Pichette-Leclerc, S., Veillette, J., Ethier, C., & Martel, M-E (2016). Thérapie ACT et douleur chronique : état actuel des connaissances empiriques et perspectives d’avenir. In S.   Grégoire, L. Lachance, & L. Richer, La présence attentive (mindfulness) : État des   connaissances théoriques, empiriques et pratiques (pp. 209-228). Presses de l’Université du Québec (PUQ).

Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., & Pagé, M. G. (2022). Examining Trajectories of Change in Self-Help ACT Interventions for Chronic Pain. Oral communication presented at the ACBS Annual World Conference (San Francisco, USA).   

Martel, M-E (2020). Surfing the Pandemic Waves: 10 Tips from Third Wave Psychology. Webinar for Third Wave Grand Rounds, an event organized by the Ottawa River Psychology Group.

Martel, M-E, Dionne, F., & Pagé, M. G. (2020). Is a Self-Help Web-Based ACT Intervention More Effective Than Bibliotherapy in the Management of Chronic Pain? Oral communication presented at the ACBS Annual World Conference (online conference).  

Martel, M-E, Pagé, M. G., & Dionne, F. (accepted). Examining Trajectories of Change in Self-Help ACT Interventions for Chronic Pain. Oral communication submitted for the ACBS Annual World Conference (New Orleans, USA). *Cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Martel, M-E, Arias-Valenzuela, M., & Wilson, K. (2020). Diving into the Darkness: A Conversation on Suicide with Dr. Kelly Wilson, Ph.D. Oral communication organized by the Ottawa River Psychology Group (online via Zoom). 

Martel, M-E, & Sogge, K. (2019). Mindfulness, Compassion, and Radical Openness. Presentation for the Ottawa Network for BPD. Royal Ottawa Hospital (Ottawa, ON, Canada). 

Martel, M-E, & Dionne, F. (2019). Managing Chronic Pain Through Self-Help: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Guided Self-Help Programs Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Education. Presentation for the ACBS Ontario Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (online via Zoom). 

Martel, M-E & Dionne, F. (2019). Managing Chronic Pain Through Self-Help: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Guided Self-Help Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Education. Oral presentation for Third Wave Grand Rounds, an event organized by the Ottawa River Psychology Group (online via Zoom). 

Martel, M-E & Dionne, F. (2019). Gérer la douleur chronique par le web. Presentation for a seminar at the innovation centre, Centre de Recherche du CHUM (Montreal, QC, Canada). 

Dionne, F. & Martel, M-E (2019). Managing Chronic Pain Through Self-Help: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Guided Self-Help Programs Based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Education. Quebec Pain Research Network Annual Retreat (Bromont, QC, Canada). 

Martel, M-E & Lemay, F. (2018). Intervenir de façon efficace avec une clientèle suicidaire en utilisant des techniques issues de la thérapie d’acceptation et d’engagement et de la thérapie dialectique comportementale. Clinical workshop, ACBS Annual World Conference (Montreal, QC, Canada). 

Dionne, F. & Martel, M-E (2018). Évaluer et concevoir un plan d’intervention selon l’ACT. Clinical workshop, ACBS Annual World Conference (Montreal, QC, Canada). 

Martel, M-E (2018). Measuring ACT Psychological Flexibility Processes and Other Third Wave Concepts: A Review for Clinical Use. Presentation for the Ottawa River Psychology Group, Wakefield (QC). 

Dionne, F. & Martel, M-E (2018). La thérapie d’acceptation et d’engagement (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – « ACT »). Journée d’échange SDRC (Quebec, QC). 

Martel, M-E, Scott, W., Dionne, F., Veillette, J., Chilcot, J., & McCracken, L. (2017). ACT Psychological Flexibility Processes and Traditional CBT Variables Involved in a Mixed Self-Help/Online Treatment for Chronic Pain. Presentation in the symposium “Recent Innovations in Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the Psychological Flexibility Model to Chronic Pain”, ACBS Annual World Conference (Seville, Spain). 

Dionne, F. & Martel, M-E (2015). La perception d’injustice et son impact sur le fonctionnement physique et émotionnel : le rôle médiateur de l’acceptation. Pain symposium at the Congrès annuel de la Société québécoise pour la recherche en psychologie (Gatineau, QC).

Gagnon, J., Martel, M-E, & Dionne, F. (2015). Mesurer les processus de l’ACT: Une recension des instruments en langue française. Oral communication, Première journée scientifique et clinique, ACBS Québec (Montreal, QC).

Gagnon, J., Martel, M-E, & Dionne, F. (2015). Mesurer les processus de l’ACT : une recension des instruments en langue française. Unpublished manuscript, Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada.