Tanya Mudry, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist

Assistant Professor
Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary
EDT 626, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
Phone: 403.210.6995
Email: mudryt@ucalgary.ca
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Tanya Mudry has a BA in Psychology (University of Alberta), MSc in Health Promotion Studies (University of Alberta), MSc in Counselling Psychology (University of Calgary), and PhD in Counselling Psychology (University of Calgary). She has clinical experience in community mental health settings with adults, adolescents, and children, and was trained in Family Therapy at Calgary Family Therapy Centre. 

As a practice-oriented researcher, Tanya has experience conducting interdisciplinary research in Counselling Psychology, Nursing, Health Promotion Studies, Public Health, and Psychiatry. Her research program has evolved to focus on social constructionist inspired, discursive approaches to examine practices and processes including: counselling/therapeutic processes, addiction and recovery practices, and identity construction. For her doctoral dissertation, she conceptualized excessive behaviours (EBs; eating, Internet use, gambling) using a dialogic practice framework. Her focus was on the often-tacit behavioural and interpersonal practices that comprise and sustain EBs (‘doings’,’sayings’ and ‘relatings’), as well important components (materials and objects; discourses; sense of timespace; emotions, moods, and feelings; and embodiment) essential to their production and reproduction. A practice framework not only offers understanding of how unhelpful behaviours become excessive and stuck, but also offers pathways towards more preferred practices.   

Tanya has engaged in international collaborations, and has presented and published in the areas of addiction and recovery, family therapy, and discourse analysis.  She looks forward to continuing to collaborate with other in conversations, presentations, research, and writing. 

Selected publications:

  • 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.
  • Strong, T., Sesma-Vazquez, M., Ross, K., Mudry, T., Doyle, E., & Pickering, B. (in press). Expert therapeutic discourse, practices and counter-practices across six service contexts. International Journal of Collaborative Practices.
  • Strong, T., St, George, S., Wulff, D., Mudry, T., & Sametband, I. (2015). Differences over dollars and sense: Discourses involving money in family therapy. Human Systems: Journal of Therapy, Consultation & Training, 26(1), 66-85.
  • Mudry, T. E., Strong, T., Sametband, I., Rogers-de Jong, M., Gaete, J., Merritt, S., Doyle, E., & Ross, K. (2015). Internalized Other Interviewing in relational therapy: Three discursive approaches to understanding its use and outcomes. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42(1), 169-184. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12110.