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Dr. Patricia Conrod

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

Meet Dr. Patricia Conrod, the brilliant mind behind the program UniVenture is modeled after (PreVenture) and the Univenture Site Lead at the University of Montreal.

Dr. Conrod is a Clinical Psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at Université de Montreal and a researcher at CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital in Montreal. Her research focuses on cognitive, personality and biological risk factors for the development and maintenance of drug abuse and the factors that mediate the co-occurrence of addictive behaviours with other mental disorders. Her research findings have led to the development of new approaches to substance abuse treatment and prevention that target personality risk factors and the underlying motivational determinants of drug use in subtypes of substance misusers. She developed the PreVenture Program, which is identified as an evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention program by a number of national registries of evidence-based programs and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction. To find out more about Patricia Conrod, consult the websites below:

NeuroVenture (

L'étude CAP (


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