null Lise Laporte, PhD

Associate Investigator, RI-MUHC

Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program

Centre for Innovative Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



borderline personality disorder • youth protection services • effectiveness of treatment

Research Focus

My research focuses on psychosocial factors related to the development of borderline personality disorder (BPD), particularly in the areas of family relationships, dysfunctional parenting styles, and childhood maltreatment. My current research focuses on the effectiveness of treatment in a short-term and extended-care treatment for people with BPD, looking at changes before and after treatment and comparing changes observed over a similar timeframe while on the wait list. This project also investigates whether gains in treatment remain stable on follow-up.

Other research projects, done in collaboration with Youth Protection Services (YPS), focus on the development of a group therapy for parents with BPD and training for case workers who work with these parents, and on the mental health services trajectory of children and adolescents who are followed by YPS.

Selected Publications

  • Desrosiers L, Laporte L, & Pentecole, C. (2019). Mon enfant et moi : Un programme pour parents présentant un trouble de personnalité limite et leurs intervenants. Quintescence, 10, 12.

  • Laporte, L., Fraser, R., Bergevin, T., & Paris, JE (2018). Effectiveness of a Stepped care program for borderline personality disorder. Personality and Mental Health, DOI 10.1002/pmh.1421.

  • Laporte L., Paris, J. & Zelkowitz, P. (2018). Estimating the Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder in Mothers Involved in Youth Protection Services, Personality and Mental Health, 12(1):49-58 DOI: 10.1002/pmh.1398.

  • Laporte, L. & Fraser, R. (2013). The Weather House: living with a parent with borderline personality disorder, 48 pages -Midi Trente Edition, Quebec, Canada.

  • Laporte, L., Baillargeon, L., Sanchez, I. & Desrosiers, L. (2014). Être intervenant auprès de parents ayant un trouble de personnalité limite en protection de la jeunesse : quand la souffrance de l’un se conjugue au désarroi de l’autre. Journal de psychoéducation, 43, 2, 323-347.