Drs Vivian Dupont & François Dupont

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Ph.D.: Clinical Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario                                 October 1998


B.Sc. (Honours): Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Montréal, (Québec)                                                                                                   April 1989

Please note: Completed Honours Psychology program at the University of Ottawa

as a transfer student from UQAM.


College Diploma: Pure and Applied Sciences, CÉGEP de Shawinigan

Shawinigan, (Québec)                                                                                               May 1980




Private Practice as a Registered Psychologist (COPO # 3578)

1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa                                                                                          2009 to present

University of Ottawa’s Health Services                                                                        2000 - 2009

Canadian Back Institute (CBI) Gatineau                                                                      2000 - 2004


Clinical Psychologist with certification in General, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychology from the College of Psychologists of Ontario (# 3578).


Dr. Dupont provides the following services in French and English:

- Individual short-term and long-term general psychotherapy (self-esteem issues, interpersonal difficulties, depression, burnout, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.);

- Support for health-related issues (e.g. sleep hygiene, stress management, support during medical treatment, adjustment to new limitations, etc.);

- Biofeedback and Quantitative EEG (QEEG) guided Neurofeedback for relaxation and attention enhancement training, and also as an aid in the management of impairments such as chronic pain, tinnitus, high blood pressure, ADD/H, mild head-injury, Asperger syndrome, etc.;

- Assessment of psychological / emotional, cognitive and behavioural functioning (including for ADD/H).



Mental Health Consultant/Associate,

Reesor Pigeon, Ottawa, Ontario                                                        January 1998 - 2000

Dr. Paul Swingle, Ottawa, Ontario                                                     February 1995 - December 1997


He provided psychotherapy and conducted psychological assessments, with a specialization in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology. Orientation is eclectic and involves the use of biofeedback/neurofeedback, as well as cognitive-behavioural, experiential, humanistic and dynamic psychotherapy with an adult population. He provided treatment to individuals experiencing trauma-related disorders (i.e. automobile accidents, sexual and physical abuse), anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, chronic and acute pain disorders, tinnitus, head injury-related disorders and interpersonal problems. He was also involved in assessing and treating adults, adolescents and children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  He provided services in English and in French.


Over the years, in the context of his private practice, Dr. Dupont has been a consultant for many organisations, including the following:

Canadian Forces (DND)
Canadian Back Institute (CBI)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS)
Workers Compensation Boards (Quebec & Ontario)
Access Center (Special Services) University of Ottawa

Provincial Car Assurance Programs (Quebec & Ontario)



Part-Time Professor,

School of Psychology, University of Ottawa


Psychology of Interpersonal Relations (PSY3502) (in French)              Winter 1998, 1997, 1996, Summer 1995

                                                                                                     Winter 1995, 1994

Psychology of Personal Development (PSY3705) (in French)                Fall 1993



Pre-Doctoral Intern in Clinical Psychology,

Centre for Psychological Services, University of Ottawa                       September 1992 – August 1994


He conducted individual psychotherapy with adults and adolescents presenting a variety of problems, including: trauma-related disorders, anxiety disorders, spasmodic dystonia, eating disorders, residual schizophrenia, school difficulties, and interpersonal and marital difficulties.

Supervision was in the following therapeutic orientations: biofeedback, cognitive-behavioural, vocational psychology, gestalt, focusing, hypnosis, experiential, dream analysis and systemic couple therapy. He also conducted psychological assessments of adult personality, intelligence, psychopathology and psychological distress, and vocational interests and tendencies.  Finally, he provided practical information to a practicum student and supervised several practicum students conducting intake interviews. Services were offered in English and in French.



Teaching Assistant,

School of Psychology, University of Ottawa


Introduction to Psychology (PSY1200)                                               Fall 1994

Introduction à la psychologie (PSY1600)                                            Fall 1991 - Winter 1992

                                                                                                      Fall 1990 - Winter 1991

                                                                                                      Fall 1989 - Winter 1990



Psychiatric Assistant,

Montfort Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario                                                    Nov. 1988 - May 1993

Centre Hospitalier Pierre-Janet, Hull, Québec                                     April - August 1989


Primary responsibilities involved: applying psychiatric treatment plans to an adult inpatient population, patient observation and surveillance, participating in activities with patients, and providing assistance to psychiatric nurses. Also completed progress reports, conducted intake and discharge meetings and participated in multi-disciplinary meetings. Work was completed in French and in English.




The Center for Attitudinal Healing, Tiburon, California                         Fall 1986

Participated in a variety of training programs led by founder Gerald Jampolsky, MD. Was trained to participate in psychotherapeutic and support groups for individuals diagnosed with terminal and chronic illnesses (cancer, AIDS). Also, assisted in the organization of activity programs for participants. Worked in English only.


Rehabilitation Assistant,

Montreal Rehabilitation Centre,                                                        September 1985 - May 1986

Montreal, Québec                                                                            September 1984 - May 1985

                                                                                                     September 1983 - May 1984


Assisted a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, special educators, medical doctors, nurses and psychologists in implementing rehabilitation treatments to patients.




Centre Hospitalier St-Charles Borromée, Montreal, Québec                 September 1983 - May 1984

                                                                                                     May 1980 - May 1982

                                                                                                     Summer 1979

Centre Hospitalier Notre Dame de la Merci, Montreal, Québec              Summer 1979


Provided a physically disabled adult population with assistance in feeding, transportation, grooming and dressing, social activities and emotional support.





In October 2012, Dr. Dupont was invited to China to present the work he does for the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE).


Dr. Dupont gave a full day workshop on the use of the Integrated Neurofeedback software Suite at the16th BFE Meeting In Poland, September 15th, 2012.


During the same conference, he also gave a lecture on the usefulness of the Monastra-Lubar’s ADHD Assessment Suite to promote the use of basic brain wave measurement in multi-modal assessments outside the immediate field of neurofeedback.


Around 2007, Dr. Dupont started the development of his own BFE’s Integrated Neurofeedback software Suite to facilitate training after some form of EEG assessment.


Dr. Dupont was the instructor for the first BFE Neurofeedback 3 day Meeting in Mexico in the summer of 2006.


Dr. Dupont assisted Peter Van Deusen in doing a BFE’s TLC 2 day workshop in Vienna, 2006.


In 2005, Dr. Dupont created the BFE’s Infiniti for The Learning Curve (TLC) Suite. The script sessions are used with 2, 4 or 6 electrodes and allow the user to easily repeat the three activities (Eyes Closed, Eyes Open and a Task) required in the TLC Assessment; a multi-platform system created by Peter Van Deusen which provides integration of data from 10 to 18 sites.


In 2004, Dr. Dupont created the script session for the BioGraph Infiniti platform which later became the BFE ADHD Assessment Suite. This suite uses the published norms for the Theta/Beta power ratio (The Attention Index) developed by Dr. Vincent Monastra, Dr. Joel Lubar and their collaborators.


Since 2003 Dr. Dupont is a regular instructor for training for the Biofeedback Foundation of Europe (BFE). He gives lectures, seminars and workshops on the use of biofeedback and neurofeedback in general, and on the use of specialized applications, like his own Integrated Neurofeedback suite.


Dupont, F., (March 1999).  Computer-assisted Psychotherapy for Epilepsy.  A presentation to the Epilepsy (Ontario) Ottawa-Carleton March meeting.


Dupont, F., (February 1999).  Psychotherapy of the Brain Injured Patient.  A presentation to the Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (CARP) Ottawa Chapter.


Dupont, F. (February 1997). Radio presentation at “CBOF Bonjour” to recruit subjects for thesis project assessing an auditory subliminal technique on symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Dupont, F. (1996). Troubles déficitaires de l'attention et réduction de l'activité cérébrale thêta par une technique subliminale auditive. Poster presented at the XXVI International Congress in Psychology, Montréal, Québec.


Dupont, F. (1996). Impact d'un diagnostic de cancer sur les interactions familiales et sociales. Invited address to students enrolled in the course "Famille et système", Saint-Paul’s University, Ottawa, Ontario.


Dupont, F. (1995). Adaptation psycho-socio-existentielle et cancer. In L. Bessette (Ed.), Le travail de deuil comme processus de guérison / Bereavement as a Healing Process. (pp. 219-227). Beauport (Qc): Publications MNH.


Dupont, F., & Iacovino, V. (1995). La psychothérapie auprès des personnes atteintes du cancer. Presented at the Congrès en santé mentale et psychiatrie, Hull, Québec.


Dupont, F. (1994). Adaptation psycho-socio-existentielle. Presented at the Second International Conference on Death and Dying, Montréal, Québec. Recipient of the first prize for excellence in student presentations.


Dupont, F. (1993). Attitude toward Cancer. Invited presentation to students enrolled in the course "Social Psychology PSY2110".  November 1993, 1992, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.


Dupont, F. (1987). Le modèle de la guérison de l'attitude dans le traitement des maladies terminales. Invited address, Centre Sida Aide Montréal (CéSAM), Montréal, Québec.






Déficit de l'attention / hyperactivité et hausse du niveau d’activation cérébrale à l’aide d’une technique subliminale auditive

October 1998

Thesis Advisor: Dr. Paul Swingle, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario


Cancer, adaptation psychosociale et psycho­neu­roimmu­no­lo­gie: Un recensement critique des écrits et intégration: Un modèle d'adaptation psycho-socio-exis­ten­tielle