Dr. Tina Montreuil is the director of the Childhood Anxiety and Regulation of Emotions Laboratory C.A.R.E. Research Group, 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). Dr. Montreuil's current research focuses on investigating the role of emotion regulation, attitudes, and beliefs on the development and intergenerational transmission of psychopathology and how symptoms of mental health problems might interfere with self-regulation and overall functioning. Mediators and moderators of emotion regulation and resiliency such as the role of parental socialization of emotions on the use of emotion regulation strategies in children are also investigated. Notably, her research has demonstrated that parent emotion regulation is mediated by parental emotion socialization to predict child emotion regulation. In order words, the parent’s response(s) to their child’s emotional reaction/distress is what impacts the child ability to regulate. In addition to the universal emotion regulation school-based program called Healthy Minds, Healthy Schools, C.A.R.E. Research Group has developed a complementary parenting program called Parenting C.A.R.E.. In advocating for the implementation of preventive vs. curative practices to support child emotional, psychological and cognitive development and family well-being while working in the trenches with families in distress, it became evident that prevention had to begin before birth. Working with expectant families and other researchers with similar interests led to her joining forces with a team to adapt the content of Mothers&Babies to Parents&Babies, to be more partner-inclusive.
Champion of Mental Health - Research 2013; CAMH - The 150 Leading Canadians For Mental Health