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General Information - Staff
Sex and Couple Therapists


The staff of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary team including expertise from psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, urology and social work.


Dr. Yitzchak (Irv) Binik, Ph.D

Associate Director

Dr. Dennis Kalogeropoulos, Ph.D.


Marina Gerard
(for appointments and information)
Tel: (514) 398-5323

Administrative Coordinator

Marina Gerard
Tel:(514) 398-5323


Dr. Serge Carrier, M.D. Urologist
Dr. Peter Chan,M.D. Urologist
Dr. Samir Khalife, M.D. Gynecologist
Dr. Gerry Wiviott, M.D. Psychiatrist


Francine Gauvin, M.A.
Julie Larouche, M.Ps.


Benjamin Armstrong
Michael Berry
Mélodie T. Blais
Tyler Brown
Katherine Milette
Samara Perez
Daisy Singla
Constantina Stamoulos



Irv Binik received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He completed an internship in the Department of Psychiatry of the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, England. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychology at McGill University and Director of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of the Allan Memorial Institute. Dr. Binik’s research interests focus on the sexual/genital pain disorders. His treatment orientation is "agnostic." For more information please see

ppst5.jpg   Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Fifth Edition
   Edited by Yitzchak M. Binik and Kathryn S. K. Hall

Associate director

dennis-kalogeropoulos-2.jpg Dennis Kalogeropoulos received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in 1991. His clinical interests include multimodal approaches to the assessment and treatment of a wide range of sexual problems and issues related to sexuality as well as to the treatment of relationship difficulties. His current research interests include investigating the effectiveness of psychoeducational group programs in the areas of marital enhancement and coping with prostate cancer. Dr. Kalogeropoulos is the associate director of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University and a Consultant to the Urology Department of McGill University Medical School.


wiviott.jpg Gerry Wiviott received his M.D. from New York University and followed that with a diploma in psychiatry from McGill in 1975. Since then he has been on staff at the Allan Memorial Institute working on the inpatient service and teaching residents and medical students. In addition to working in the Sex and Couple Therapy Service, he leads a seminar for residents focusing on existential psychotherapy.


fgauvin.jpg Francine Gauvin received her MA in Counselling Psychology at McGill University and is a member of l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. Her clinical interests encompass issues of intimacy, sexuality, and relationship distress as well as common issues that bring couples to therapy. As a psychologist, she is also part of the Counselling Service team at McGill University where she conducts individual and couple therapy on a wide range of issues.
gutman.jpg Corinne Gutman received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford in 1977. Her research involves role-playing and the development of empathy in children. She has lectured in the areas of learning disabilities and adolescent development for 12 years at Concordia University. At the Child and Adolescent Service, her clinical pursuits involve the integration of psychodynamically-oriented individual therapy with a systemic approach in family therapy. Her work includes diagnostic assessment, clinical supervision and teaching. She is co-leader of the Family Therapy Training Seminar, a training program offered to students of various disciplines at the Allan Memorial Institute.
larouche.jpg Julie Larouche received her M.Ps. in 1994 from l’Université de Montréal and has completed her doctoral courses at Concordia University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of the Allan Memorial Institute in 2000. She is currently co-director of the Sexual Health Program, a joint venture of the departments of Psychology and Urology where male sexual dysfunction is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective. Her main clinical and research interests lie in the field of sexual medicine. Her doctoral research is on erectile dysfunction and she has also been involved in clinical studies dealing with female dyspareunia. Her treatment orientation is integrative.



Benjamin Armstrong graduated with a degree in religion from Temple University in 2008 and after living abroad for two years, he returned to North America and began studying psychology. He received a masters in experimental psychology from Wake Forest University in 2013 and is currently pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology at McGill University. His research focuses on compassion and social support, and his clinical interests lie primarily in the application and testing of third-wave cognitive therapies.


Michael D. Berry is completing a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, and is preparing to defend his PhD thesis in Research Psychology at University College London. His PhD research examines the effectiveness of psychodynamic methods in sex therapy and couples counselling, and the use of integrative treatment strategies in the sexual health field. He has a strong interest in gender and mental health care, and is a managing editor of the International Journal of Men's Health.


Mélodie T. Blais is currently completing a PsyD. in clinical psychology at Université de Montréal. Her doctoral essai with Dr. O'Connor examines inference-based therapy for compulsive hoarding. In her clinical practice, she mostly uses humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Her clinical interests include couple therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders.


Tyler Brown completed a B.A. (Hon.) in Psychology at University of Calgary and a M.A. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology. He has worked with several concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship dissatisfaction. Tyler’s main clinical interests include sexual health and dysfunction, couple attachment, and gender issues. His research interests focus on the process of traditional male gender role socialization and its impact on men’s psychology and physical health. For his Ph.D. dissertation, Tyler is investigating the role of adherence to restrictive constructions of masculinity in HIV transmission among men who have sex with men.


Katherine Milette completed a B.Sc. in Psychology with a minor in Management and a M.A. in Counselling Psychology, both from McGill University. She is currently completing her PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, under the co-supervision of Drs. Brett Thombs and Annett Körner, and her doctoral research is looking into the lived experiences of people with scleroderma, and how to better manage day-to-day life with a rare chronic disease. She has received clinical training in CBT from the Allen Memorial Institute, as well as psychodynamic training from the Argyle Institute. Her clinical experiences have involved working with people with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Her personal clinical interests focus on chronic physical illness and the widespread impact on relationships, sexuality, and general quality of life.


Samara Perez is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, at McGill University, under the supervision of Dr.Zeev Rosbeger.  She completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours Psychology) at the University of Western Ontario. Her clinical experiences include:  training in the psychology/CBT department at the Allan Memorial Institute; training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, at the Jewish General Hospital; and assessments and psychotherapy with chronic pain patients at the JGH. Her area of research is in health psychology, specifically psychosocial oncology. She is interested in decision-making of adolescents, young adults, and parents of children who are eligible to receive the HPV vaccine. Her clinical interests include relationships, intimacy, sexual pain disorders, and the influence of anxiety and depression within the couple. 


Daisy Singla is a PhD candidate in clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology at McGill University. As a researcher, she studies maternal health and its impact on young children as well as the integration of mental health services in current health systems. Her clinical experiences reflect a diverse population, focusing on mood and anxiety issues as well as personality disorders. Her clinical and research experiences range from community-based clinics and hospitals in North America to rural and semi-urban settings in Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and India.


Constantina Stamoulos is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She holds an M.A in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She also earned her B.A in Honour’s Psychology from Concordia University. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the quality of clinical practice guidelines in the area of mental health in light of best practices. Constantina’s clinical interests include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, sexual health and dysfunction, as well as sexual pain disorders.


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Last update : 09/29/2014 @ 07:48
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