Tina Montreuil

Title: 
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Academic title(s): 

Director of Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory C.A.R.E. Research Group
Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information
Email address: 
tina.montreuil [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-3454
Fax number: 
514-398-6968
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Tina Montreuil is an Assistant Professor in the department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and an Associate Member of the department of Psychiatry at McGill University. 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. 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. She also received a Beck Cognitive-Behavioural Institute Scholarship in 2014. She completed a CIHR-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship, a multi‐site randomized controlled trial in the McGill's Psychiatry Department, for which she is also a co-investigator, after receiving a 3-year CIHR Doctoral Research Award for devising a manualized cognitive‐behavioral group intervention (CBT) for social anxiety and stigma in first episode psychosis and at‐risk youth.

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. Parental socialization of emotions on the use of emotion regulation strategies in children is also investigated. C.A.R.E. Research Group has developed a manualized intervention targeting emotion and self-regulation, as well as executive functioning and metacognition in school-aged children aimed at improving academic achievement and overall social functioning. In addition to developing a Parent-focused resiliency program, her group is also currently developing a Teacher Training guide focused on Resiliency and Mental Health as well as working on various projects promoting teacher mental health literacy. Much of Dr. Montreuil's Research Group activities focus on advocating for the implementation of School-Based Mental Health practices and philosophies. She is currently a member of a number of regional and provincial working groups whose primary aim is to devise a plan on how to implement and promote mental health and wellbeing in schools.

Degree(s): 

Postdoctorate Fellowship, Douglas Research Centre / McGill University
Ph.D., Université du Québec à Montréal
Psy.D., Université du Québec à Montréal
M.Ed., McGill University

Area of expertise: 
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Social-Emotional Development and Learning
  • Group Learning
  • Academic Achievement
  • Transition into Psychopathology
  • Early Universal Intervention
  • Teacher Literacy 
Office: 
Room 512
Current research: 

Dr. Montreuil's work focuses on identifying the clinical correlates and the cognitive underpinnings of social anxiety and emotion regulation in child development and psychopathology, in order to devise evidence-based interventions. One of the primary goals is to determine whether we can establish developmental profiles in children with social and functional difficulties and future onset of psychopathology on the basis of emotion self-regulatory processes. Dr. Montreuil's research also aims to investigate how emotion regulation deficits and social anxiety impact school adaptation and academic achievement in small group learning contexts.

 

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2018

McGill Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants 

Emerging Scholar Research (Peer Reviewed)

Emotion Regulation as a Predictor of Emotion Socialization Practices : Implications for Childhood Emotion Regulation and Anxiety

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2017

Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies (FRQNT)

Programme Samuel-De-Champlain - Conseil Franco-Québécois de Coopération Universitaire

Développement de méthodes pédagogiques innovantes de prise en charge des troubles cognitifs et psychiques dans l’enseignement supérieur.

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

Fonds de recherche Société et culture (FRQSC)

Soutien à la recherche pour la relève professorale

Une étude évaluant l'efficacité d'un programme éducatif visant la régulation émotionnelle sur les attitudes et la motivation face aux mathématiques

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2016      

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 

Insight Development Grant (Peer-Reviewed)

The Role of Emotion Regulation on Epistemic Emotions in Mathematics Problem Solving: A CBT School-Based Intervention

Funding Role: Principal Applicant 

McGill Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grants 

Emerging Scholar Research (Peer Reviewed)

Improving Student Achievement in Mathematics: The Role of an Emotion Regulation School-Based Intervention in Complex Problem Solving

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2015 – 2018               

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Peer Reviewed) – CIHR 

PostDoctoral Research Fellowship

Manualized group cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety in first episode psychosis: A randomized controlled trial

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2014 – 2019               

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Peer Reviewed) – CIHR ($753,875)

Operating Grant: Principal Investigators – Drs. Martin Lepage and Ashok Malla           

Manualized group cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety in first episode psychosis: A randomized controlled trial

Funding Role: Collaborator

2013                            

Manitoba Foundation: Manitoba Schizophrenia Society – ($20,000) - Postdoctoral Research Award

Temporal Stability of Self-Stigma in People with Schizophrenia: Implications on Social Functioning

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2010 – 2013               

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Peer Reviewed) – CIHR ($105,000)

Doctoral Research Award in the Area of Schizophrenia and Psychosis / In Partnership with : CIHR - Inst of Neurosc Mental Health and Addictions, CIHR - Partnerships & Citizen Eng. & Schizophrenia Society of Canada

A longitudinal study of neurocognitive and neuroimaging markers of remission in first-episode psychosis

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

2008 – 2010

Research Assistantship Award–Douglas Research Centre 

Supervisor: Dr Martin Lepage (Brain Imaging Group)

Funding Role: Principal Applicant

 

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2017                            Emerging Scholar Award: The Learner Research Network (Twenty-fourth International Conference on Learning)

2015                            Lundbeck Canada – Innovation Award

2014                            Beck Institute Scholarship

                                    CBT for Depression and Suicidality (Crisis Intervention), San Francisco, CA

2013                            Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

                                    Champion of Mental Health Award for 2013 – Category : Research

2013                            Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal – Concours ARISTA 2013

                                    Finaliste – Catégorie “Jeune Professionnel”

2012                            Canadian Student Health Research Forum (CSHRF)

                                    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Student Travel Award Distinction

2012                            Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) – “Top 5% Canadian Doctoral Student”

                                    Manualized Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis: A Pilot Study

2011                            ICOSR Best Abstract Selection Competition

                                    Faculty of 1000 - Post Publication Peer-Review

                                    Comorbid Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis

Graduate supervision: 

Masters and Doctoral Students in School/Applied Child Psychology and Counselling Psychology. Graduate supervision may also be offered to any other students from an ECP program with a relevant research area. Interested candidates should forward a CV, transcript and a letter of intent.

Selected publications: 

COPYRIGHT: # 1117785

Manualized Group Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis - Participant and Clinician Manuals 

Intervention de groupe cognitive-comportementale manualisée pour l'anxiété sociale en premier-épisode de psychose

 

Habib, K., Montreuil, T. & Bertone, A. (2018). Social Learning Through Structured Exercise for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Rev J Autism Dev Disord.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s40489-018-0139-3

Montreuil, T. & Tilley. M. (2017). Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools: Strategies and Activities for Happy and Successful Learners. Canadian Scholars Press.

Montreuil, T. (2016). Social Anxiety: Implications for Group Learning. The ABCT Child and School Special Interest Group Newsletter.

Elliott, K., Wright, N., Linden, W., Clewes, J., Montreuil, T., Schiavetto, A., Teschuk, M., & Madon, S. (2016). Supply and Demand for Accredited Doctoral Internship/ Residency Positions in Clinical, Counselling, and School Psychology in Canada. Report of the CPA Internship/Residency Supply and Demand Task Force. http://www.cpa.ca/docs/File/SupplyAndDemand/CPA_Internship_Residency_Sup...

Montreuil, T. (2016). EDITORIAL - School and Educational Psychology Across Canada: The Best Yet to Come. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 31(3), 155-159. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0829573516655003

*Montreuil, T., & *Goguen, S. (2016). La Psychologie Scolaire au Québec Français - School Psychology in French Quebec. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 31(3), 219–234. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0829573516655003

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., Myhr, G., & Lepage, M. (2016). Manualized Group Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 66(2), 225-245. DOI: 10.1080/00207284.2015.1106190

Achim, A.M., Sutliff, S., Samson, C., Montreuil, T.C., & Lecomte, T. (2016).  Attribution bias, social anxiety and schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research:Cognition, 4, 1-3. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scog.2016.01.001

Comtois, G., Villeneuve, M., Lalonde, P., Rodriguez, J.-P., Montreuil, T., Beaudoin, O., Sieres, K., Ménard, A., & Dubé, F. (2016). Comprendre un premier épisode de psychose...pour mieux agir! Société québécoise de la schizophrénie et des psychoses apparentées. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

Montreuil, T. & Kimhy, D. (2015). Emotion Awareness and Regulation as a Predictor for Increased Risk of Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Literature. Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., Myhr, G., & Lepage, M. (under review). Stigma Reduction following Group Cognitive-Behavioral for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis and Ultra-High Risk. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Montreuil, T., Makowski, C., Charkravarty, M., Malla, A., Joober, R., & Lepage, M. (in preparation). Structural and Morphological Abnormalities of the Amygdala in First Episode Psychosis: An MRI study.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., Myhr, G., & Lepage, M. (2014, March). Stigma Reduction following Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis and At-Risk Mental State. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. (p. 17) http://www.schizophreniacongress.org/wp-content/uploads/Program-Book_ICO...

Montreuil, T. & Lepage, M. (2014). Intervention de groupe cognitivo-comportementale manualisée pour l'anxiété sociale en premier épisode de psychose - Manuel du participant.

Montreuil, T. & Lepage, M. (2014). Manualized Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in First Episode Psychosis - Participant Manual.

Montreuil, T. & Lepage, M. (2013). Manualized Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in First Episode Psychosis - Clinician Manual.

Montreuil, T. & Lepage, M. (2013). Intervention de groupe cognitivo-comportementale manualisée pour l'anxiété sociale en premier épisode de psychose - Manuel du clinicien.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., & Lepage, M. (2013). Anxiety symptoms severity and short-term clinical outcome in first-episode psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 7 (1), 5–11. DOI: 10.1111/eip.12018

Montreuil, T., Cassidy, C., Rabinovitch, M., Pawliuk, N., Malla, A., & Joober, R. (2012). Early medication adherence and working alliance in first-episode psychosis. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 32 (4), 465-469. DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0b013e31825d3763         

Brodeur, M., Kehayia E., Dion-Lessard, G., Chauret,, M., Montreuil, T., Dionne-Dostie, E., & Lepage, M. (2012). The bank of standardized stimuli (BOSS): comparison between French and English norms. Behav Res Methods, 44(4), 961–970. DOI: 10.3758/s13428-011-0184-7

O'Sullivan, M., Bouras, M., Lepage, M., Montreuil, T., & Brodeur, M.B. (2012). Norms for Name Disagreement: Pictorial Stimuli Naming Discrepancies. PLoS ONE, 7(10): e47802. DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0047802

Brodeur, M.B., Kehayia, E., Dion-Lessard, G., Chauret, M., Dionne-Dostie, E., Montreuil, T., & Lepage, M. (2011). The Bank of Standardized Stimuli (BOSS): a new normative dataset of 480 visual stimuli to be used in visual cognition research. Journal of Vision, 11 (11): 825. DOI: 10.1167/11.11.825

Montreuil, T., Bodnar, M., Bertrand, M.C., Malla, A., Joober, R., & Lepage, M. (2010). Social Cognitive Markers of Short-term Clinical Outcome in First Episode Psychosis. Clinical Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses, 4 (2), 105-114. DOI: 10.3371/CSRP.4.2.2

Brodeur, M., Dionne-Dostie, E., Montreuil, T., & Lepage, M. (2010). The Bank of Standardized Stimuli (BOSS), a New Set of 480 Normative Photos of Objects to Be Used as Visual Stimuli in Cognitive Research. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10773. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010773

Book images: 
Selected talks and presentations: 

Montreuil, T. (2017, February). Emotional Intelligence: Its Role in Healthcare Professional Wellness, Leadership and Patient-Centered Care. Sandison Education Day Keynote Address. McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2016, November). Anxiety, Stress and Increased Risk for Severe Psychiatric Disorders: Implications for Prevention and Early Detection. Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2016, November). Healthy mind, healthy child: How parents can help their children overcome anxiety”. Educational and Counselling Psychology - Effective Parenting: New Trends and Approaches. McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2016, October). Social Anxiety and Emotion Regulation: A CBT Intervention for Improved Group Learning. ABCT Convention. New York, United States.

Montreuil, T. (2016, April). Parental Influences on Children’s Emotional Regulation: “How you react matters!” L'influence parentale sur la régulation emotionnelle chez l’enfant : “Votre réaction laisse sa marque!”. Association de Parents de Ville Mont-Royal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2016, April). Emotion Regulation and the Developing Brain: Psychological and Educational Perspectives. McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2015, September). A Case for Emotional Intelligence. Biological and Biomedical Engineering Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2015, June). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Comorbid Social Anxiety in Psychosis. Douglas Research Centre, Verdun, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2015, May). Social Anxiety in Psychosis. Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2015, April). Promoting Early Intervention and Prevention of Psychopathology: The Role of Schools in Building Emotional Resilience. McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2015, April). Emotional Intelligence – Practical Applications. McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T. (2015, April). Emotional Intelligence – Why is it important and why you need it? Douglas Research Centre, Verdun, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2014, November 18). Stress Management: Who has time for that? Women’s Health Initiative – Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2013, November). A Case for Emotional Intelligence: What is it and why it matters. McGill University – Teaching and Learning Services, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., & Lepage, M. (2013, May). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety in Psychosis: Does it work?, Early Intervention in Psychosis – Current Knowledge and Future Directions, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2013, May). A Case for Emotional Intelligence. McGill University – Career Services, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2013, March). Emotional Intelligence: A Brief Review. Royal Victoria Hospital – Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation Women's Health Initiative, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., (2013, February). A Case for Emotional Intelligence: What is it and why it matters. McGill University – Teaching and Learning Services, Montreal, Canada.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., & Lepage, M. (2012, October). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis, International Conference on Early Psychosis, San Francisco, US.

Montreuil, T., Malla, A., Joober, R., Bélanger, C., & Lepage, M. (2012, July). Group Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Social Anxiety in Schizophrenia. International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa.