Dr. Murray Anderson

Assistant Professor

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University

Clinical Background

  • 20 years in public settings (psychiatric outpatient clinician; social program officer of integrated mobile crisis response team; acting coordinator of mental health and substance use; outreach clinician focusing on clutter/hoarding concerns, addictions, and housing)
  • Seven years as instructor in the Graduate Centre of Applied Psychology
  • Maintains a small, private practice in Victoria, BC.

Scholarship & Research Interests:

  • Stigma
  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Action research
  • Hoarding and clutter concerns
  • Identity Work
  • DSM-5 / Medicalization
  • Discourses of addiction & mental illness
  • Counselling theory
  • Couples therapy
  • Life transitions
  • Subgenres of alternative music and the influence on resiliency
  • Program evaluation

Memberships

  • 2020 Research Incentive Grant.
  • 2015 Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Certificate of Academic Excellence: Spoiled Identity: Problem Gamblers and the Moral Management of Stigmatized Identities through Conversational Agency.

Refereed Book Chapters

Benoit, C., Jansson, M., & Anderson, M. (2007). Understanding Health Disparities among Female Street Youth. In B. Leadbeater & N. Way (Eds.), Urban girls revisited: Building strengths. New York: New York University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

Anderson, M. (2020). A review of Kevin G. Alderson’s Addictions counseling today: Substance and addictive behaviors. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Nuttgens, S., Brown, E., & Anderson, M. (Fall 2020). Teaching counselling models amidst the evolving evidentiary landscape. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Anderson, M. (2020, submitted). Clients are not passive pawns; The management of a stigmatized identity within the counselling session. Addiction Research and Theory.

Larson, S., (1) & Anderson, M. (1) (2019). Gender issues when working with men with depression. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 53(3), 232-254.

Nuttgens, S., Brown, E., & Anderson, M. (2019, in review). Teaching counselling models amidst the evolving evidentiary landscape. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Anderson, M. (2019, submitted). Stigma and hoarding disorder: A deconstruction of the of the professional and personal discourse. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

McCullough, L., & Anderson, M. (2012). Agency lost and recovered: A social constructionist approach to smoking addiction and recovery. Addiction Research and Theory, 1-11. doi: 10.3109/16066359.2012.709561

Recent Non-Refereed Journal Articles

Anderson, M. For all of us: A discussion to make social justice efforts accessible to all counsellors and their clients. (Spring 2020). Insights Magazine.

Anderson, M. Hoarding: From an act of acquiring to a failure to recognize waste. Insights Magazine (2019, May/Spring issue).

Recent Refereed Conference Presentations

Nuttgens, S., & Anderson, M. (2020, May 10th). Evidence-based practice for counsellors and psychotherapists. The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA); Edmonton, Alberta. (Postponed due to COVID).

Pauly, B., Lynn, D., Barber, K., Wallace, B., Hobbs, H., Jensen, K., Thompson, T., Hall, S., Thomas, S., Goble, C., & Anderson, M. (2016, March). Working together: Undertaking a collaborative knowledge synthesis to prepare for program evaluation. Paper presented at the University of Victoria School of Nursing Knowledge Synthesis Research Conference; Victoria, BC.

Anderson, M., Doyle, D., & Mudry, T. Paradox, Stigma, and Questions in Addiction Discourse (2012). Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA); Calgary, Alberta.

Anderson, M., Rassfeller, H., Doyle, E., & French, J. (2012). Bridging the Space between Scientist and Practitioner in Counselling Psychology. 3rd Annual Faculty of Education Research Conference. University of Calgary, Alberta.

Strong, T., Townsend, S., Anderson, M., Ness, O., St. George, S., & Wulff, D. (2012). Mapping Messes? A Workshop Covering Situational Analysis. 3rd Annual Faculty of Education Research Conference. University of Calgary, Alberta.

Anderson, M. (2010). Explorations in Narratives of Self-Making: A Discussion. University of Calgary Graduate Research Colloquium.

Strong, T., & Anderson, M. (October 9, 2009). Accounting for Clients Conversational Agency. Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference; Vancouver, BC.

Strong, T., Anderson, M., & Lewycky, S. (March, 2009). Recovery from problem gambling: Inviting accounts of (and mobilizing) conversational agency. Poster presented at the Banff Conference on Internet Gambling – Alberta Gaming Research Institute

Gray, M., Walden, L., Anderson, M., & Strong, T. (2009). Conversation of Change? Examining Gamblers’ Help-Seeking and Change-Sustaining Conversations. Poster presented at the University of Calgary Research Institute; Calgary, Alberta.

Recent Invited Presentations

Anderson, M., & Sabell, M. (June 12, 2019). Workshop for First Nations front line workers who deal with clutter and hoarding in with their clients. The Victoria Native Friendship Centre; Victoria, BC.

Anderson, M., & Sabell, M. (March 15, 2019). Addressing Clutter and Hoarding concerns in the Community. Workshop presentation for various community-based agencies at the Royal Jubilee Hospital; Victoria, BC.

Anderson, M., & Sabell, M. (October, 12, 2018). Webinar for the British Columbia Association of Community Response Networks.

Anderson, M. (September 20, 2018). An Initial Phase Program Evaluation for 713 Outreach. Presentation for the combined outreach team members of Island Health; Victoria, BC.