Affiliation: Laboratoire Epsylon, EA 4556, Université Montpellier 3 & Service Universitaire de Psychiatrie Adulte CHRU Montpellier
Location: Montpellier , France
Since 2010, I am an associate professor in the Laboratory Epsylon (Pr. Grégory Ninot), Laboratory Dynamics of Human Abilities & Health Behaviors,
Department of Medicine, Subject and Society Sciences, Sport Sciences,
University of Montpellier and St-Etienne, France.
Dr Raffard is working collaboratively with the professor Marie-christine Gely-Nargeot, scientific responsible of the line of research « Quality of life, chronic
diseases, developmental disorders and aging » in Epsylon Laboratory.
I defended my Ph.D dissertation in 2009 in the "Cognitive Psychopathology and Neuropsychology Unit at the University of Geneva with Pr. Martial Van der Linden. My thesis research explored how patients with schizophrenia travel into past and future in order to create a coherent sense of self.
From 2003 to now I ‘m working as a clinical neuropsychologist
in the University Department of Adult Psychiatry in Montpellier, in the unit of
the professor Jean-Philippe Boulenger. My clinical work was focused on
1) clinical assessment
2) cognitive remediation and psychosocial rehabilitation of patients with schizophrenia and severe mental disorders.
Stéphane Raffards broad objectives are to promote the development of experimental researches in the area of psychiatry and to optimize models of behavioral, emotional and cognitive abnormalities in mental disorders. Specific interests include insight in schizophrenia, mental time travel in schizophrenia, social interactions through interpersonal motor paradigms, and determine the sources and further describe negative symptoms in schizophrenia and other mental disorders. In addition to these major research topics, we also investigate the sources and the implicit and explicit manifestations of stigmatization in Alzheimer Disease and Mild Cognitive impairments.
Students working with Dr. Raffard learn how to conduct clinical interviews and complete clinical symptom rating scales. Students also learn neuropsychological assessment, the measurement of facial and motor expression of emotion in the context of ongoing social interactions, motor and self-report assessments of emotion cognitive and personality in the context of experimental and naturalistic research designs.
Students are encouraged to receive broad training in psychopathology, cognitive neuroscience, emotion, social psychology, psychophysiology and multivariate
- [Lack of insight in schizophrenia: a review]S Raffard
Service universitaire de psychiatrie adulte, Hôpital La Colombière, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier, 191, avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34295 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Encephale 34:511-6. 2008..To conduct such studies, various evaluation tools have been developed, enabling the assessment of insight, of its time-course and of its components in psychosis and schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
- Do facets of self-reported impulsivity predict decision-making under ambiguity and risk? Evidence from a community sampleSophie Bayard
Unite des troubles du sommeil, Hôpital Gui de Chauliac Montpellier, France
Psychiatry Res 190:322-6. 2011..These findings add evidence to the notion that self-reported trait impulsivity is associated with the decision making process. Decisions made under risk seemed to be differentially associated with specific facets of impulsivity...
- Insight is not associated with insensitivity to future consequences in schizophreniaStéphane Raffard
Universites Montpellier 1, Montpellier 3 et St Etienne, France
Psychiatry Res 187:307-9. 2011..No association was found between insight and IGT scores. Our results suggest that impaired decision-making ability in schizophrenia patients cannot be solely predicted by lack of insight...
- Scene construction in schizophreniaStéphane Raffard
Cognitive Psychopathology and Neuropsychology Unit, University of Geneva, 40, Boulevard du Pont d Arve, 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Neuropsychology 24:608-15. 2010..e., the process of mentally generating and maintaining a complex and coherent scene), which is a key part of retrieving past experiences and episodic future thinking...
- [French adaptation and validation of the scale to assess unawareness of mental disorder]Stéphane Raffard
Docteur en Psychologie Clinique, Hôpital de la Colombière, CHU Montpellier, Universite de Montpellier, France
Can J Psychiatry 55:523-31. 2010..To validate the French version of the Scale to Assess Unawareness of Mental Disorder (SUMD) in patients with schizophrenia...
- "Michael's Game," a card game for the treatment of psychotic symptomsYasser Khazaal
Department of Psychiatry, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
Patient Educ Couns 83:210-6. 2011..The present study tests the feasibility and the impact of the intervention in naturalistic settings...
- [Spaced-retrieval in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Critical review and clinical applications]Jérôme Erkes
Centre Antonin Balmes, Pôle de gérontologie, CHU de Montpellier, France
Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil 7:275-86. 2009..Then the advantages and feasibility of the spaced retrieval technique in common clinical practice are discussed, and specific recommendations are given...
- Narrative identity in schizophreniaStéphane Raffard
Cognitive Psychopathology and Neuropsychology Unit, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Conscious Cogn 19:328-40. 2010..Our results suggest that schizophrenia patients have difficulties to organize and extract meaning from their past experiences in order to create coherent personal narratives...
- [Is psychological debriefing effective?]Stéphane Raffard
Service universitaire de psychiatrie adulte, Hôpital de la Colombière, 34295 Montpellier Cedex
Rev Prat 59:965. 2009
- [Learning potential and cognitive remediation in schizophrenia]S Raffard
Service universitaire de psychiatrie adulte, Hôpital de la Colombière, CHU de Montpellier, 39, Avenue Charles Flahault, 34295 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Encephale 35:353-60. 2009..A growing literature on cognitive rehabilitation suggests possibilities that in schizophrenia, specific techniques are able to enhance an individual's cognitive functioning...
- Insight and executive functioning in schizophrenia: a multidimensional approachStéphane Raffard
University Department of Adult Psychiatry, CHU, Universite Montpellier 1, France
Psychiatry Res 167:239-50. 2009..The analysis indicates that poor insight in schizophrenia may be partially related to executive dysfunction. Finally, our study emphasizes the possible role of neuropsychological intervention in improving patients' insight into illness...
- Dissociating self-reported cognitive complaint from clinical insight in schizophreniaSophie Bayard
Sleep Disorder Unit, University Department of Neurology, University of Montpellier 1, 34295 Montpellier, Cedex 5, France
Eur Psychiatry 24:251-8. 2009..Assessment of cognitive complaint and awareness of illness need to be assessed before engagement in rehabilitation program...
- Is there really a dissociation between consciousness of cognitive deficits and insight into the symptoms of the disease in schizophrenia?Stéphane Raffard
Schizophr Res 109:198-9. 2009
- Competence to consent and insight in schizophrenia: is there an association? A pilot studyDelphine Capdevielle
University Department of Adult Psychiatry, Hôpital de la Colombière, CHU Montpellier, University Montpellier 1, France
Schizophr Res 108:272-9. 2009..The aim of this study was to explore the correlations existing between the competence to consent to treatment and the level of awareness of the disease (insight) in patients suffering from schizophrenia in a cross-sectional study...
- Exploring self-defining memories in schizophreniaStéphane Raffard
Department of Adult Psychiatry, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Memory 17:26-38. 2009..Furthermore, the findings suggest that impairments in extracting meaning from personal memories could represent a core disturbance of autobiographical memory in patients with schizophrenia...
- The Beck Cognitive Insight Scale in outpatients with psychotic disorders: further evidence from a French-speaking sampleJérôme Favrod
Community Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Centre and University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Can J Psychiatry 53:783-7. 2008..Our study aims to confirm the factor structure and the convergent validity of the original scale in a French-speaking environment...
- [Lack of insight in schizophrenia: a review. Part I: theoretical concept, clinical aspects and Amador's model]S Raffard
Service universitaire de psychiatrie adulte, Hôpital de la Colombière, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Encephale 34:597-605. 2008..Schizophrenia is the psychiatric disorder in which the awareness of pathology (or insight) is most frequently altered...
- Remembering the past and imagining the future in schizophreniaArnaud D'Argembeau
Cognitive Psychopathology Unit, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
J Abnorm Psychol 117:247-51. 2008....
- Multidimensional model of apathy in older adults using partial least squares--path modelingStéphane Raffard
Epsylon Laboratory Dynamic of Human Abilities and Health Behaviors, University of Montpellier 3, Montpellier, France
Age (Dordr) 38:55. 2016..Clinical implications are discussed. ..
- Impaired ability to imagine future pleasant events is associated with apathy in schizophreniaStéphane Raffard
Laboratory Epsylon, EA 4556, Montpellier, France University Department of Adult Psychiatry, CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France Electronic address
Psychiatry Res 209:393-400. 2013..These results suggest that episodic future thinking impairments, especially for future events of pleasure, may partly underlie the motivational deficits characteristic of schizophrenia. ..