Melissa Tremblay

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Education - Educational Psychology Dept



I am a Métis scholar, born and raised in rural Alberta. I joined the Faculty of Education's School and Clinical Child Psychology Psychology program in 2018 after completing my pre-doctoral internship in the Faculty of Education Clinical Services. I have a background in program evaluation, project management, children’s mental health, and working with Indigenous children and families using community-grounded methods. My theoretical approach to clinical and counselling practice is integrative and strengths-focused. My practice is guided by ecological systems theory, feminist theory, as well as holistic approaches to wellness and healing that honor Indigenous worldviews and traditions. 


My research takes a relational, community-based participatory approach. I have conducted research with Indigenous communities across Alberta, and have a keen interest in continuing to learn from community members about how to conduct research in an ethical way that honors Indigenous perspectives while balancing academic research expectations. My research interests are mainly focused on exploring the strengths, resilience, and mental health of Indigenous children, youth, and families, as well as the use of arts-based methods with diverse populations. Through my dissertation, I examined the experiences and outcomes of teen families involved in a supportive housing program in partnership with the Terra Centre for Teen Parents. My research interests reflect that I am passionate about co-creating knowledge that has the potential for social change. 


EDPY 302 - Learning and Development in Childhood

This course will include theoretical and practical aspects of physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and learning during the period from infancy to middle childhood (0-12 years). Prerequisite EDU 100 or pre/corequisite EDU 300 (After Degree students). Students may not receive credit for both EDPY 302 and EDPY 402. This course may not be taken for credit if credit for PSYCH 323 or PSYCH 223 is already awarded. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

EDPY 527 - School and Clinical Based Intervention

This course provides an introduction to academic, behavioural, social, emotional, and counselling intervention with a particular focus on their application to school and clinical settings for use with children and adolescents. Restricted to students enrolled in the School and Clinical Child Psychology or Counselling Psychology programs. Prerequisites: EDPY 507 and EDPY 536 or equivalents.

EDPY 643 - Child/Adolescent Therapy and Intervention

The course is intended to provide students with exposure to various modes of intervention with children and adolescents. Prerequisite: EDPY 641. Restricted to students enrolled in the School and Clinical Child Psychology and Counselling Psychology programs.

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Featured Publications

Tremblay, M., Sydora, B., Listener, L., Kung, J., Lightning, R., Rabbit, C., Oster, R., Kruschke, Z., & Ross, S.

International Journal of Circumpolar Health. 2023 January; 82 (1) 10.1080/22423982.2023.2177240

Tremblay, M., Gokiert, R., Mottershead, K., & Pei, J.

Canadian Journal of Family and Youth. 2022 April; 14 (3) 10.29173/cjfy29803

Tremblay, M., Kingsley, B., Gokiert, R., Blums, T., Mottershead, K., & Pei, J.

Journal of Adolescent Research. 2021 August; 38 (2) 10.1177/07435584211034

Primary Substance Use Prevention Programs for Children and Youth: A Systematic Review

Tremblay, M., Baydala, L., Khan, M., Currie, C., Morley, K., Burkholder, C., Davidson, R., & Stillar, A.

Pediatrics. 2020 September; 146 (3)

Using developmental evaluation and community-based participatory research to develop a model of supportive housing

Tremblay, M., Gokiert, R., Kingsley, B., Mottershead, K., & Pei, J.

Evaluation and Program Planning. 2020 January; 82

Tremblay, M., Baydala, L., Littlechild, R., Chiu, E., & Janzen, T.

Pediatrics and Child Health. 2018 January; 23 (4):247-254

Mayan, M., Robinson, T., Gokiert, R., Tremblay, M., Abonyi, S., & Long, R.

Public Health Action. 2017 January; 7 (4):275-281

Pei, J., Tremblay, M., McNeil, A., Poole, N., & McFarlane, A.

Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology. 2017 January; 3

Tremblay, M., Baydala, L., Rabbit, N., Louis, J., & Ksay’yin, K.

Journal of Community Engaged Scholarship. 2016 January; 9 (1):57-67

Tremblay, M., Pei, J., Plesuk, D., Muchortow, A., Mihai, P., & Jordao, R.

International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 2016 January; 39 (1):82-97

Tremblay, M., Perez, A., Rasquinha, A., Avis, J., Morrison, K. M., Chanoine, J. P.,...Ball, G.D.C.

Academic Paediatrics. 2016 January; 16 (6):587-593