Cynthia Martiny, Ph.D., c.o., is presently a professor at the University of Québec à Montréal (UQAM) where she teaches group and individual career counselling courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She holds degrees from the United States, France and Canada. Her present research interests are career practitioner competences within pluriethnic contexts including both the job entry process of recent immigrants and academic perseverance in disadvantaged and pluriethnic schools. She has been involved in several partnerships developing mentoring, mediation and tutoring projects. For eleven years she has been facilitating domestic violence groups for men.