Caroline Brunelle



Psychology, Department of

Hazen Hall 16

Saint John
1 506 648 5797

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Honours Coordinator

Dr. Caroline Brunelle is a Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John.

She completed her BA at Laval University in 1999, and pursued her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University, graduating in 2006. Additionally, she completed her doctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where she developed knowledge in the treatment of individuals suffering from addictions as well as with forensic populations.

Dr. Brunelle conducts research on the heterogeneity of addictive disorders and their comorbidity with other behaviours, such as criminality.

She also has an interest for matching treatment interventions to the needs of the individual. Dr. Brunelle's teaching interests are in the area of health/clinical psychology.

She is also involved in various committees, both on-campus and in the community, including the advisory board of the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, the research and ethics board, and the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Selected publications

MacNeill, L., Brunelle, C., DiTommaso, E., & Skelding, B. (2019). Client characteristics and substance use patterns in different models of methadone maintenance therapy. Journal of Substance Use, 25 (4), 377-381. doi: 10.1080/14659891.2019.1704083

Dao, G., Brunelle, C., & Speed, D. (2019). Impact of substance use and mental health comorbidity on health care access in Canada. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 15 (4), 260-269. doi:10.1080/15504263.2019.1634856

Morrison, K. B., Brunelle, C., Campbell, M. A., Christie, T. K. S., Hildebrand, J. (2017). Diversity in the needs and outcomes of low-threshold/high-tolerance methadone maintenance therapy clients. Canadian Journal of Addiction, 8 (2), 26-33. doi: 10.1097/CXA

Hopley, A. B., & Brunelle, C. (2016). Substance use in incarcerated male offenders: Predictive validity of a personality typology of substance misusers. Addictive Behaviors, 53, 86-93.

Brunelle, C., Douglas, R.L., Pihl, R.O., & Stewart, S.H. (2009). Personality and substance use disorders in female offenders: A matched controlled study. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, pp. 472 - 476.