About us


ASADIS (Actualisation des SAvoirs À DIStance - ) is an independent continuing education school founded in 2017 by two enthusiasts of continuing education who wish to use technology to optimize the training of mental health professionals.

Our mission:

  1. Expand continuing education in mental health—beyond borders and distance—by offering leading-edge training that allows learners access to accurate and relevant information.
  2. Improve dissemination of good practices in mental health by addressing theories supporting clinical practice and—above all else—techniques and methods that can be put in place to provide quality services.
  3. Promote the transferring of knowledge and maximize the impact of mental health experts by making their work accessible to as many learners as possible.

The team

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Pierre-Marie Houdry is a psychologist, entrepreneur, and web developer. He specializes in web content editing and in the promotion of mental health content online. Former editor-in-chief of the Journal des psychologues in France (with its 10,000 monthly readers), he actively contributed to the development of the journal's digital offering, the diversification of published content, and the consolidation of the first professional journal dedicated to French psychologists. Since 2010, he is a consultant to organizations in the field of mental health and supports them in their communication strategies and their web content editing. He works with the Agence des Nouvelles Interventions Sociales et de Santé, with the Club Être, the Francophone Association of Psychology and Psychopathology of Children and Adolescents, the journal Enfances et Psychiatrie, and the French Mental Health Federation. Alongside Martin Drapeau, he is a founder of Asadis.

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Martin Drapeau is, first and foremost, a psychologist and professor of psychiatry and counselling psychology at McGill University (Quebec). He also holds positions of associate professor or researcher in many other organizations, including the University of Sherbrooke, the International Centre for Comparative Criminology, and the Renard Knowledge Transfer Team at the University of Montreal. He is director of the Psychotherapies Research Group and co-director of the Best Practices in Psychology Research Laboratory at McGill University. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, of which he was also the Vice-President for several years, and he served as President of the Clinical Division of the Canadian Society of Psychology and Quebec representative on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association. Martin Drapeau is the founder and editor of Science and Practice and editor of Canadian Psychology, in addition to being a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He also maintains a clinical practice at Médipsy, a private clinic he founded with Dre. Marilyn Fitzpatrick in Montreal. Alongside Pierre-Marie Houdry, he is a founder of Asadis.


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Claire Platel Lerat holds a degree in sociology, a master's degree in cultural heritage management and a certificate in business management. She has worked for many years as a business assistant and project manager in the education field. Passionate about internal communications and work organization, she is our production manager and helps everything running smoothly.


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