Dr. Janet Takefman, obtained her MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She has worked at the Reproductive Centre since its inception in 1996, but worked at the Victoria Fertility Centre in British Columbia for four years before rejoining McGill in 2005. As an experienced reproductive health psychologist, researcher and educator, Dr Takefman helps patients cope with the difficult emotional challenges of infertility, menopause, oncofertility and pregnancy loss and guides them to making responsible and fulfilling decisions regarding treatment choices and alternative family-building options.
Dr Takefman has been in private practice for over 20 years in which she sees individuals and couples dealing with depression and anxiety, and sexual and relationship problems. She has co-authored more than 40 monographs, book chapters and research articles. She presents at medical conferences around the world, and has taught at CEGEP and Concordia and McGill Universities. Dr. Takefman is the Chair of the Counseling Special Interest Group of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society and Past-Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She is on the Executive Board of the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada and the Advisory Board of the Tripartite Agency for Assisted Human Reproduction Canada. She is on the Editorial Review Board of Creating Families and a reviewer for Human Reproduction and Fertility & Sterility. She is one of three authors who developed FertiQol, the first global fertility quality of life measure. Dr. Takefman is a licensed member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards, Certification of Professional Qualification in Psychology and the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.
Academic Title, Department: Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hospital Title: Psychologist & Director of Psychological Services, MUHC Reproductive Centre
Division: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility