CARE Research Group receives Outstanding Research Award

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The Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (C.A.R.E.) Research Group is a new laboratory operation under the direction of Dr. Tina Montreuil, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology. Researchers at C.A.R.E. were recognized for their excellence recently at the annual convention of the Association of Behavioral Cognitive Therapy in New York City.

The C.A.R.E. laboratory’s current research focuses on investigating the role of emotion regulation and anxiety disorders in children and how related deficits may not only lead to the development of psychopathology, but also affect school adaptation and academic achievement. The C.A.R.E. Research Group developed an emotion-focused program that is also geared for teachers and parents, as these two represent key variables that play a critical role in influencing the development of emotion regulation skills in children.

Student members of the C.A.R.E. Lab include:

  • Loredana Marchica - Second year Doctoral student School/Applied Child Psychology 
  • Micah Tilley - First year Doctoral student School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Sarah Cabecinha - Alati - First year Master’s student in Counselling Psychology 
  • Gabrielle O’Hara- First year Master’s student in the School/Applied Child Psychology
  • Roopal Rai - Third year undergraduate student working toward a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology

The recent C.A.R.E. laboratory presentation titled “Social Anxiety and Emotion Regulationon: A CBT Intervention for Improved Group Learning” received an Outstanding Research Award from the Child and School Related Issues Special Interest Group of the Association of Behavioral Cognitive Therapy (ABCT). The award was conferred upon Professor Montreuil at the ABCT annual convention, held in New York City from October 27-30, 2016.

[source: Dialogues, newsletter of the Dept. of Educational & Counselling Psychology (ECP), McGill University, Nov. 2016 (page 9)]