About me

Valentin Flaudias, PhD
Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Nantes Université, Laboratoire de psychologie des Pays-de-la-Loire

Emotion Régulation at the Center of my Career

One of the most frequent problems encountered in difficulties of well-being or mental health concerns our way of apprehending emotions, whether it be through bodily perception, or through the thoughts we associate with them. My entire professional career has been focused on understanding these psychological processes and resolving them.

Professional history

I studied psychology at the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Psychology in Clermont-Ferrand, before completing my doctorate in neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine in Clermont-Ferrand.

I then worked at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, first as a psychologist in charge of the Auvergne addiction resource center with missions of coordination and deployment of innovative prevention projects in the field of addictive behaviors in the region. Then as coordinator of the referral center for eating disorders at the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital.

Since September 2021, I am an associate professor at Nantes University in the laboratory of psychology of Pays-de-la-Loire (LPPL EA4638).

My training

  • Doctorate in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine Clermont-Ferrand
  • Psychologist, Master 2 UFR of Psychology Clermont-Ferrand
  • Psychotherapist trained in Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (Interuniversity Diploma in 3 years), and in addictive behaviors (Interuniversity Diploma in Addictology)
  • Family approach to eating disorders
  • Acceptance and commitment therapies for stress and chronic pain management.

My research topics

My research interests are focused on the understanding of emotion regulation and its impact on well-being and mental health issues. In particular, I work on two main axes:

  1. The understanding of emotional regulation dysfunctions in psychopathology. In particular in addictive disorders and eating disorders.
  2. The prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents, but also in students.

This work has led to the publication of more than 40 scientific articles in international journals.

To follow my scientific news, you can refer to my page ResearchGate here

My teaching and training activities

I have been co-responsible for teaching at the University of Auvergne of the DIU Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the DIU Eating Disorders.  I was also responsible for the teaching unit « Cognitive Psychology » at the University of Auvergne for speech therapist students.

I regularly give lectures on psychology to students in occupational therapy, speech therapy, medicine and psychology.

I have also conducted more than fifteen training sessions for professionals on topics related to mental health (eating disorders, addictive disorders, stress management…).

Today I mainly teach clinical psychology to psychology students at Nantes University.

Networks and associations

  • Member of AFTCC ( Association Française de Thérapie Cognitivo-comportementale)
  • Member of FFAB (Fédération Française Anorexie Boulimie) 
  • Member of EACLIPT (European Association of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Treatment
  • Associate Editor of Psychologie Française (Journal of French psychological Society)

Contact – Information

Postal adress :

Laboratory of Psychology of Pays-de-la Loire
(LPPL – UR 4638)
Nantes University
Chemin la Censive du Tertre –  BP 81227
44312 Nantes Cedex 3 (France)
Office T147