Our program is co-directed by Dr. Stephen Stotland, Psychologist and Dr. Dominique Garrel, Endocrinologist, working in conjunction with experienced dietitians and kinesiologists to provide a multidisciplinary team approach. The program is coordinated by Angele Justine Lafleche, who is also a kinesiologist working in the program. Drs. Stotland and Garrel have both chosen to specialize in the area of obesity and related disorders, and have engaged in extensive research and teaching, in addition to their many years of clinical work.
Bios(click on the name below to go to the bio page)
In addition to our clinical work, we have conducted research on a number of topics, including long-term outcome of weight loss treatment, psychological profile of the bariatric surgery patient, effects of weight loss on psychological well-being, pharmacological treatment of obesity, fitness and nutritional evaluation of the morbidly obese and the development of a self-regulatory model of weight management and obesity. Here are some our recent publications and presentations: Publications
Desilets, M.C., Garrel, D., Couillard, C., Tremblay, A., Despres, J.P., Bouchard, C., Delisle, H. (2006). Ethnic differences in body composition and other markers of cardiovascular disease risk: study in matched Haitian and White subjects from Quebec. Obesity, 14, 1019-27.
Garrel, D.R. (2004). The effect of supplemental enteral glutamine on plasma levels, gut function, and outcome in severe burns. Journal of Parenteral Enteral Nutrition, 28(2), 123
Malita, F.M., Karelis, A.D., St-Pierre, D.H., Garrel, D., Bastard, J.P., Tardif, A., Prud'homme, D., Rabasa-Lhoret, R. (2006). Surrogate indexes vs. euglycaemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp as an indicator of insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese postmenopausal women. Diabetes & Metabolism, 32, 251-5.
Lopez, P., Ledoux, M., Garrel, D.R. (2000). Increased thermogenic response to food and fat oxidation in female athletes relationship with VO(2 max). American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology & Metabolism, 279(3), E601-7.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. (2003). Use of a web-based psychological assessment in obesity treatment: Association with treatment continuation vs. dropout. American Journal of Bariatric Medicine, 18, 11-14.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. (2004). Convergent validation of the Larocque Obesity Questionnaire and behavioral observations. Psychological Reports, 95, 1031-1042.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. (2005). Early treatment response as a predictor of ongoing weight loss in obesity treatment. British Journal of Health Psychology. 10, 601-614.
Stotland, S. C., Larocque, M., & Kronick, I. (2006). Self-regulation of weight: Basic processes and treatment implications. In A. T. Prescott (ed.), The concept of self in psychology. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
Stotland, S. (2012). Moderation: An alternative to restraint as a mode of weight self-regulation. Eating Behaviors, 13, 406-409.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. (2012). Encouraging successful weight management. Canadian Family Physician, 58, 929-31.
Stotland, S., Larocque, M., & Sadikaj, G. (2012). Positive and negative dimensions of weight control motivation. Eating Behaviors, 13, 20-26.
Dasgupta K, Da Costa D, Pillay S, De Civita M, Gougeon R, Leong A, Bacon S, Stotland S, et al. (2013) Strategies to Optimize Participation in Diabetes Prevention Programs following Gestational Diabetes: A Focus Group Study. PLoS ONE 8(7): e67878. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067878
Larocque, C., Lecomte, C., Savard, R., Stotland, S., & Sadikaj, G. (2015). Alliance thérapeutique, état de préparation psychologique et perte de poids. Annales Médico-psychologiques revue psychiatrique. DOI:10.1016/j.amp.2015.01.007
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. Changes over time in positive and negative dimensions of weight control motivation. Presented at the 11th International Congress on Obesity, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2010.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. A measure of behavioural, cognitive and emotional factors in adolescent obesity: The Behaviour-Nutrition Index. Presented at the 11th International Congress on Obesity, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2010.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, M. The importance of positive and negative motivational factors in the initiation and continuation of weight loss efforts. Presented at the 2nd Canadian Obesity Summit, Montreal, Quebec, April, 2011.
Stotland, S. Restraint, moderation and the stages of weight control: Implications for CBT for obesity. Presented at the 2nd Canadian Obesity Summit, Montreal, Quebec, April, 2011.
Stotland, S., & Larocque, C. The therapeutic relationship in obesity treatment. Presented at the 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit, Vancouver, British Columbia, May, 2013.
Stotland, S., Larocque, M. & Legault, L. The assessment of behavioural, cognitive and emotional factors in adolescent obesity with the Behaviour Nutrition Index. Presented at the 3rd Canadian Obesity Summit, Vancouver, British Columbia, May, 2013.
Stotland, S. Psychological issues before and after bariatric surgery. Presented at the 4th International Federation of Surgery for Obesity (IFSO) meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Sept, 2014.