Director: Society and Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry at McGill University
Dr. Alain Brunet is a clinical psychologist and researcher at Montreal’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He has dedicated his career to study the impact of trauma on mental health. Originally known as “shell shock”, is one of the most common disorders among soldiers. He has been investigating the impact of trauma exposure on individuals for over 15 years, with a special focus on characterizing the risk factors and developing effective treatments for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Dr. Brunet developed the Peritraumatic Distress Inventory (PDI) in 2001 and currently being utilized by more than 30 teams across the world and has been translated into eleven languages. In 2006 he was named to the Maclean’s annual Honour roll as one of the 39 Canadians. In 2008, he founded a web site called info-trauma, intended for victims and professionals of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders. He is also Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Victimology and President of the Traumatic Stress section of the Canadian Psychological Association.Since 2011, Alain Brunet is vice-president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,Peritraumatic responses,early interventions,Neurobiological correlates,Neuroimaging,Psychophysiology,reconsolidation blockage.