University of Calgary

Tanya Mudry

  • Assistant Professor
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Dr. Tanya Mudry completed a BA in Psychology and MSc in Health Promotion Studies from the University of Alberta. After working in Academic settings, Industry, and the government in smoking cessation and wellness, she completed a second MSc and PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. She has clinical experience in Adult Mental Health (Alberta Health Services), Family Therapy (Calgary Family Therapy Centre), and Child and Youth Mental Health (South Island Mental Health). Dr. Mudry taught in the Counselling Program at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and the MFT and PsyD programs at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonito, before returning back to Calgary in 2018.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Mudry’s research has focused on four main streams of inquiry: 1) Examining and intervening in practices associated with addiction and recovery from excessive behaviours (Internet use, gambling, eating, substances), 2) Supporting physical, emotional, and social recovery of critical care survivors and their caregivers, 3) Investigating burnout and recovery practices among critical care clinicians, and 4) Examining counselling processes. Within these areas, she focuses on the systems, practices, contexts, and relationships that promote recovery and preferred mental wellbeing.

Current Projects:

  • Critical care work during and after COVID19. SSHRC Development Enhancement Grant.
  • Family Factors: How do family members help and/or hinder recovery from substance misuse? T. Mudry, C. Muth (Sub grant), CIHR Research Initiative in Substance Misuse – Prairie CRISM Node.
  • A recovery-oriented counselling group: Supporting physical, emotional, and social recovery processes of critical care patients. Office of Research Development and Enhancement Grant to support Tri-Council application. 2018 Critical Care SNC New Investigator Seed Grant. PI, T Mudry, C Job McIntosh & C Grant.
  • Developing cannabis education and harm reduction messages with youth: A qualitative youth engagement research project (TRACE V). Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Catalyst Grant: Cannabis Research in Urgent Priority Areas). RJ Haines-Saah, EK Jenkins, BM Gladstone, K London-Nadeau, R McNeil, T Mudry, P Ponic, C Richardson, J Valleriani & TC Wild.
  • Implementation of Social Justice Pedagogy in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary: Attending to Students’ voices. Werklund School of Education (PI, A. Kassan)


PhD (Counselling Psychology)
University of Calgary

MSc (Counselling Psychology)
University of Calgary

MSc (Health Promotion Studies)
University of Alberta

BA (Psychology)
University of Alberta

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Book review editor, Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Book Chapters

Mudry, T., & Gosnell, F.(2021). Relational diagnoses. In forthcoming J. N. Lester & M. O’Reilly (Eds), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health. Palgrave Macmillan.

Mudry, T., & Strong, T. (2020). Researching socio-material practices: Inquiries into the human/non-human interweave. In S. McNamee, M. M. Gergen, C. Camargo-Borges, & E. F. Rasera (Eds), Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice (pp. 100-112). Sage.

Mudry, T. E., Stea, J. N., & Hodgins, D. C. (2015). The psychological underpinnings of addictive behaviours. In N. el-Guebaly & H. Tavares (Eds.), Textbook of addiction treatment: International perspectives (pp. 1443-1473). Milano, Italy: Springer Milan.

Mudry, T., Strong, T., & Chang, J. (2014). A life history of a PIP: Snapshots in time. In K. Tomm, S. St. George, D. Wulff, & T. Strong (Eds.), Patterns in interpersonal interactions: Inviting relational understandings for therapeutic change (pp. 82-102). New York, NY: Routledge.

Journal Articles:  Google Scholar  Pubmed  Research Gate

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Curriculum Vitae

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