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Jean Pereira, Psychologist

Telephone (Office): 506-382-1717
Fax: 506-382-1711

Working Languages
French and English

Professional Background
I received my Masters in Psychology from the Université de Moncton in 1975 and have been a Licensed Psychologist since 1980. I am a member of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB) as well as the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Association (CFAS).

My career in psychology began in 1975 at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, where I worked until May 2006 as the Head of Psychology Services and Clinical Psychologist in various fields relating to health psychology. In 1987, I cofounded the Clinic of Applied Psychology where I worked as a part-time clinical psychologist until 1997. I also worked as a part-time psychologist from 1999 until January 2014 with the Dieppe Psychology Centre, now known as the Psychology and Wellness Centre, where I currently practice psychology on a part-time basis (two days per week).

My professional interests led me to become a local pioneer in developing health psychology services protocols. I worked with a variety of clients dealing with health related problems that had a major impact on their quality of life and vice-versa. Both in individual therapy and as part of various intervention teams, I've been involved in helping clients adapt to living with chronic illness (diabetes, heart conditions, chronic renal failure, multiple sclerosis, severe chronic pain physical limitations, etc.) and terminal illness. My experience at the Pain Management clinic allowed me to work alongside individuals who underwent a psychological trauma related to a motor vehicle or workplace accident as well as various other causes of trauma (post-traumatic stress). I also assisted members and ex-members of the armed forces and public security (police officers, fire-fighters, etc.) who had been exposed to similarly traumatic situations.

Since 2003 I have worked as a Consulting Psychologist at the CONCEPTIA Fertility Clinic, helping couples and individuals who are faced with challenges and decisions related to conception, whether due to infertility or choosing to start a family by one's self with the aid of assisted human reproduction (sperm or egg donors, etc.). I also consult with people who have experienced loss or grief related to the inability to procreate.

For a more detailed list of my professional interests, please see below. This list is not inclusive of all of the different challenges I may be able to help with, so it is preferable for you to contact me directly to see if I'm able to help you, or to suggest another psychologist.

Theoretical Orientation
  • Cognitive-behavioural
  • Choice Theory (Reality Therapy)

Field of Practice
Clinical psychology

Clientele Served for Therapeutic Approaches
  • Adults (in individual consultations)
  • Elderly

Problems Addressed
  • Adapting to a stressful situation and difficulty in facing hardship
  • Self-affirmation, difficulties with communication, and social skills
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Self-confidence
  • Psychological counselling in assisted reproduction
  • Emotional dependency
  • Mood disorders (depression, sadness)
  • Grief, loss of a loved one or other significant loss
  • Professional burn-out
  • Crisis Management
  • Post-traumatic stress following a traumatic disorder
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Panic: panic attacks, panic disorders and anxiety attacks
  • Stress
  • Experience of a single or multiple traumas
  • Work: problems with dissatisfaction and professional relationships, conflict and burn-out