Dr. Tanya Mudry

MSc., MSc., PhD
Pronouns: she/her


Associate Professor

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Counselling Psychology

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.210.6995


Office: EDT626

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Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists, 2017

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary, 2017

Master's of Science Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary, 2011

Master's of Science Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta, 2008

Bachelor of Arts Psychology, University of Alberta, 2003


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.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Areas of 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. 



  • Addiction and addictive behaviours
  • Collaborative practices in therapy, training, supervision, and research methods
  • Conversation and discourse analysis
  • Qualitative psychotherapy process research
  • Qualitative research
  • Recovery practices
  • Social constructionist approaches to counselling and psychotherapy
  • Social practice
  • Family therapy

I typically take 1 MSc and 1 PhD student each year. If you feel that your research interests are aligned with mine, you are welcome to include my name in your application. In particular, if you are interested in a qualitative research topic focused on one of the following: clinician recovery from burnout, addiction and recovery, substance use, or excessive behaviours. I will meet with short listed applicants in the new year.

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
EDPS 600 LAB 01 B01 Thr'y Cncptlzn's Intrvntn's I 2021
EDPS 600 LEC 01 01 Thr'y Cncptlzn's Intrvntn's I 2021
EDPS 601 LAB 01 B01 Thr'y Cncptlzn's Intrvntn's II 2021
EDPS 601 LEC 01 01 Thr'y Cncptlzn's Intrvntn's II 2021
EDPS 647 LAB 01 B01 Practicum Counselling PSYC I 2021
EDPS 647 LEC 01 01 Practicum Counselling PSYC I 2021
EDPS 731 LEC 01 01 Adv Clin Supervision App Psyc 2021
EDPS 79307 SEC 01 S01 Grad Seminar: Sel Topics 2020


  • Critical care work during and after COVID-19: Exploring changing identities and practices associated with recovery from burnout. SSHRC Insight Development 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)


  • Werklund School of Education Teaching Excellence, University of Calgary. 2021
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence, National association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada. 2017
  • Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship, Credentialing organization for psychologists. 2017
  • Master's Thesis Award, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. 2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, Yale Program for Research on Impulsivity and Impulse Control Disorders, Yale University., Yale University. 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology with Distinction, University of Alberta. 2003