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Dr. Tina Montreuil

Associate Professor

McGill University

Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)

Dr. Tina C. Montreuil is an Associate Professor in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and an Associate Member of the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at McGill University, as well as the director of Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory C.A.R.E.Research Group. She is a Scientist at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre, a Regular Investigator of the Research Unit of Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), and a Full member of the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF). She is a recent awardee (September 2021) of the regarded Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) that offers an interdisciplinary mentorship to early-mid career researchers working on improving child health and well-being. She has gained recognition as a child well-being (i.e., emotion regulation, stress and anxiety), and parenting expert for the work that she leads in prevention and child development.

Montreuil's areas of expertise include the promotion of well-being, social determinants of mental health, prevention - early intervention and mental health literacy / advocacy. More specifically, Montreuil's current research focuses on investigating the role of emotion regulation, attitudes, and beliefs on the intergenerational transmission mechanisms of emotion regulation. Montreuil’s work first began working on school-based mental health by focusing on the promotion of emotion regulation in students and teachers. During her implementation of the universal emotion regulation school-based program called Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools, she developed, it became evident that working with young children required working with parents. This naturally led to the development of a complementary parenting program called Parenting C.A.R.E. which has been facilitated throughout the province in both English and French. Montreuil’s current work focuses on developing resilience and well-being
in expectant parents through a perinatal intervention, Parents & Babies, which she has developed with a team of Canadian researchers at the CHU Sainte-Justine.

As a licensed member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies, she has held a private practice with children and family, focusing on cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness approaches. She has published in several peer‐reviewed journals and has been a lecturer at several international conferences. In 2013, Dr. Montreuil was awarded the title of "Champion" in Mental Health in the "Research" category from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and was more recently included in TheTop 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health by CAMH Difference Makers. She currently holds a number of grants from provincial and federal funding agencies in support of her school-based research.

Dr. Montreuil is also a Co-Chair of the WHRC's Perinatal Mental Health Working Group

Area of Research Expertise
Intergenerational transmission; Perinatal mental health; Social determinants of mental health; Emotion socialization; Interventions