A new book authored by Dr. Tina Montreuil and Micah Tilley of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP), Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools: Strategies and Activities for Happy and Successful Learners, is now available from Canadian Scholars' Press.
The book, which is to be implemented as a universal school-based mental health and well-being resource, aims at improving the social, emotional, behavioural and academic functioning of children at the elementary school level. 16 lessons include strategies to combat stress and depression, for example, and advocate for a policy-oriented approach to school-based mental health. This resource seeks to help children improve their academic performance, develop increased social skills and cognitive flexibility, and improve their attention and inhibition.
Tina Montreuil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP) and an Associate Member of the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She is director of The Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions (CARE) Research Group. She is also a Regular Investigator of the Research Unit of Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP) at McGill. As a licensed member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and a credentialed member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies, she practices privately with children and family, focusing on cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness approaches. Dr. Montreuil's current research focuses on investigating the role of belief, attitudes and emotion regulation in anxiety disorders and how deficits at the level of these strategies and affect may interfere with self-regulated learning in a group context, as well as to contribute to the development of psychopathology.
Micah Tilley is a doctoral student in ECP's School/Applied Child Psychology program. She is a member of the CARE Research Group under the supervision of Dr. Montreuil, Committee Chair of the National Association of School Psychologists Graduate Student Committee, and recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) J.A. Bombardier CGS Master’s and Doctoral awards.