Dr. Tina Montreuil

Associate Professor
Academic title(s): 

FRSQ Chercheur Boursier-Junior 1 | Associate Program Director Counselling Psychology | Associate Program Director, School/Applied Psychology | Director, Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory C.A.R.E. Research Group

Dr. Tina Montreuil
Contact Information
Email address: 
tina.montreuil [at] mcgill.ca

Education Building
3700 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Program Director
Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Professional activities: 
  • Principal Investigator, Montreal Antenatal Well-Being Study
  • Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry
  • Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
  • Regular Investigator of the Research Unit of Children’s Psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP)
  • Scientist, RI-MUHC (Research Institute-McGill University Health Centre), Child Health and Human Development Program
  • Investigator, CHU Sainte-Justine, Axe Cerveau et développement de l'enfant
  • Adjunct Professor (professeure associée), Université du Québec à Montréal, Neuropsychology Section
  • Associate Member, NeuroQAM
Mental Health, Intervention & Psychopathology
Areas of expertise: 
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathology (Perinatal Stress)
  • Resilience
  • Educational Achievement
  • Developmental Trajectories of Psychopathology (Transition into adolescence)
  • Early Universal Intervention
  • Teacher Well-being and School Climate

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.

  • 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
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS)
Chercheur Boursier Junior 1
Quantification de l'impact d'interventions préventives et identification de l’impact de symptômes anxieux et dépressifs périnataux sur le développement socio-émotionnel de l’enfant
Funding Role: Principal Applicant

McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4)
Emotion Regulation and Healthcare Professionals: Creating Research-informed Solutions
Funding Role: Principal Applicant (Co-PI: Jason Harley)
Fondation des étoiles
Axe Périnatal avec retombées sur la prévention de troubles neurodéveloppementaux et de santé mentale chez les enfants nés en contexte de COVID-19
Funding Role: Principal Applicant (Co-PIs: Geneviève Roch, Gina Muckle, Suzanne King)

Le Récit
Projet Recherche-Action
Citoyenneté à l'ère du numérique : L'importance du développement de la régulation émotionnelle pour la réussite éducative
Funding Role: Principal Applicant

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

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

Selected publications: 

Montreuil, T. , & Malikin, H. (2021). Online Risk Intervention: Applications and Implications of Emotion Regulation. In L. Schiamberg, & M.F. Wright (Eds.). Child and Adolescent Exposure to Online Risks. Springer International, pp. 379-401. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-817499-9.00018-1

Montreuil, T. (2021). Parenting during a pandemic: An opportunity to develop resilience to create stronger families. The Conversation.

Montreuil, T. (2021). Être parent lors d’une pandémie : comment développer des relations familiales plus fortes pendant le Covid-19. The Epoch Times.

Lou, N. M., Montreuil, T. C., Feldman, L., Fried, G., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bhanji, F., Kennedy, H., Kaneva, P., & Harley, J. M. (2021). Nurses and physicians’ distress, burnout, and coping strategies during COVID-19: Stress and impact on perceived performance and intentions to quit. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. https://doi.org/10.1097/CEH.0000000000000365 Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33973927

Lou, N. M., Montreuil, T. C., Feldman, L., Fried, G., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Bhanji, F., Kennedy, H., Kaneva, P., Drouin, S. Harley, J. M. (2021). Evaluations of healthcare providers’ perceived support from personal, hospital, and system resources: Implications for wellbeing and management in healthcare. Evaluation & the Health Professions. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F01632787211012742

*Montreuil, T. Kennedy, H. (2021). The late positive potential as areliable neural marker of cognitive reappraisal in youth: A brief review of the research literature. Frontiers in Psychology –Emotion Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.608522                     *co-first authorship

Malikin, H., Marchica, L., Montreuil, T. (2020). Trait anxiety moderated by emotion regulation to predict mindful awareness. Personality and Individual differences, 163. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110072

Cabecinha-Alati, S., Langevin, R., Kern, A., & Montreuil, T. (2020). Pathways from childhood maltreatment to unsupportive emotion socialization: Implications for children's emotional inhibition. Journal of Family Violence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-020-00184-y

Bolanis, D.; Orri, M., Castellanos-Ryan, N., Renaud, J., Montreuil, T., Boivin, M., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R., Turecki, G., Côté, S., & Séguin, J. (2020). Cannabis use, depression and suicidal ideation in Canadian adolescents: Comorbidity and direction of associations. Journal of Affective Disorders, 274, 1076-1083. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2020.05.136

Cabecinha-Alati, S., Langevin, R., & T. Montreuil. (2020). A Conceptual Model of the Intergenerational Transmission of Emotion Dysregulation in Mothers with a History of Childhood Maltreatment. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 7(1), 49-71. https://ijcar-rirea.ca/index.php/ijcar-rirea/article/view/49

Graduate supervision: 

Accepting students for 2023-24

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