Marie-Eve Martel M.A., Doctoral student in Psychology

I am a doctoral student in psychology and I have been involved in various projects on chronic pain over the past several years. I have a particular interest in the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for chronic pain. According to the American Psychological Association’s Division 12, ACT is a treatment with “strong research support” for chronic pain. However, accessibility to this type of treatment remains a challenge. Therefore, the development of web-based interventions can be a cost-effective solution. I am currently working with Dr. Frédérick Dionne, professor at l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, on the development of web-based ACT interventions for adults with chronic pain in Quebec. In February 2017, I completed an internship at the INPUT Pain Management Clinic, St-Thomas’ Hospital, London (England) and King’s College London (England) where I gained additional training in ACT treatment for adults with chronic pain.


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Principal Faculty:

Social sciences

Principal Department/Program:



Dr. Frédérick Dionne, PhD

Key Publications:

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”, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science Annual World Conference (Seville, Spain). 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 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, 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).