Professor, Clinical Psychology
Co-Director, Center for Behavioral Health Innovation, Clinical Psychology
Dr. Tremblay received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Albany (SUNY) in 1996, following completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Mississippi and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. Tremblay’s research and clinical interests began with couple and family challenges – such as coping with child obesity, divorce, parental death – particularly among multiply stressed and often high conflict families. Prior to coming to Antioch New England in 1999, Dr. Tremblay directed a federally funded, randomized clinical trial of an intervention for families at high risk for child maltreatment, at the University of Missouri – Columbia (Lizette Peterson, Principle Investigator). His transition to Antioch marked a shift away from the design and validation of manualized treatments, toward partnering with practitioners to explore conditions that strengthen interventions delivered in more naturalistic (less controlled) settings. Influenced by research in Implementation Science and clinical decision making, Dr. Tremblay has come to believe that a great deal of leverage for practice improvement resides in enhancing the sensitivity of treatment providers (practitioners, host agencies, health systems) to how well any intervention is actually working in a particular context. Research supports the tendency for individual practitioners and practice systems empowered with this sensitivity, to naturally adapt toward greater effectiveness. Dr. Tremblay’s current scholarship is about helping to amplify that sensitivity in clinical settings and systems. He obtains great satisfaction from partnering with dedicated practitioners, often in chronically beleaguered systems of care, who are addressing the needs of underserved populations.
Dr. Tremblay’s scholarship takes place in partnership with Jim Fauth, Director of Antioch’s Center for Behavioral Health Innovation (BHI). Together, Drs. Fauth and Tremblay have developed a consultation practice that assists human service agencies throughout NH and beyond in designing health related interventions, securing grant funding, and then implementing and evaluating their programs. Since the beginning of their collaboration in 2005, BHI has brought in nearly $4 million in external funding, and currently employs five staff members and about a dozen Clinical Psychology doctoral students.
Dr. Tremblay is a licensed Psychologist in the State of New Hampshire, and a member of the American Evaluation Association, and the NH Psychological Association. His primary theoretical orientations are behavioral and systemic. In “a former life” (that is, before graduate school), he operated a furniture restoration business in Vermont for over a decade, and his interests in building projects, gardening, and outdoor recreation continue to occupy much of his time away from Antioch.
- PhD, SUNY, Albany
- MA, Clinical Psychology, SUNY, Albany
- BA, Psychology University of Rhode Island
- Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Mississippi and VAMC, Jackson, MS
Selected publications; for a fuller list, please refer to my Vita
Prevention & Wellness Promotion
Tremblay, G. C. & *Landon, B. (2003). Research in prevention and promotion (adults & children). In M. Roberts & S. Ilardi (Eds.), Methods of research in clinical psychology: A handbook (pp. 354-373). Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers.
Tremblay, G. C., & Peterson, L. (1999). Prevention of childhood injury: Clinical and public policy issues. Clinical Psychology Review, 19, 415-434.
Tremblay, G. C., & Israel, A. C. (1998). Children’s adjustment to parental death. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 5, 424-438.
DiLillo, D. & Tremblay, G. C. (2001). Maternal and child reports of behavioral compensation in response to safety equipment usage. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 26, 175-184.
Parenting and Child Maltreatment
Peterson, L., Tremblay, G. C., Ewigman, B., & *Saldana, L. (2003). Multi-level selected primary prevention of child maltreatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 601-612.
Peterson, L., Tremblay, G. C., Ewigman, B., & Popkey, C. (2002). The parental daily diary: A sensitive measure of the process of change in a child maltreatment prevention program. Behavior Modification, 26, 627-647.
DiLillo, D., *Giuffre, D., Tremblay, G. C., & Peterson, L (2001). A closer look at the nature of intimate partner violence reported by women with a history of child sexual abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 16, 116-132.
DiLillo, D., Tremblay, G. C., & Peterson, L. (2000). Linking childhood sexual abuse and abusive parenting: The mediating role of maternal anger. Child Abuse & Neglect, 24, 767-779.