Dr. José Domene, PhD, R.Psych.
Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Counselling Psychology
Academic Director of Research
Werklund School of Education, Centre for Wellbeing in Education
PhD Measurement, Evaluation, & Research Methodology, University of British Columbia, 2005
MA Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University, 1998
BSc Psychology, Trent University, 1995
Dr. José Domene immigrated to Canada with his family when he was a teenager, and has a Mexican and Chinese cultural heritage. José joined the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in 2018, having previously taught at the University of New Brunswick and Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He primarily teaches graduate courses the counselling psychology area. He is also a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and a Licensed Psychologist in New Brunswick.
Professional & Community Affiliations
Dr. José Domene is actively involved in numerous national and international professional associations in the fields of counselling psychology and career counselling, including the Asia Pacific Career Development Association, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Society for Studies in Emerging Adulthood. He is also serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and as an Associate Editor for the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal.
Areas of Research
Dr. Domene's primary research area is the relational contexts of young people's career development (e.g., how couples or families work together to construct and pursue goals for their future work and life together). He also engages in research on how newcomer youth and international students to navigate the transition into the Canadian workforce, as well as adolescent and emerging adult career processes more generally. Dr. Domene uses the Contextual Action Theory of career and adopts a broad definition of career development as peoples' pursuit of goals for their future life (typically in relationship with other people).
A second area of research interest for Dr. Domene is the exploring ways that technology influence human development and ways that technology can be used to enhance people's wellbeing. This research area encompasses the use of technology in conducting qualitative research, negative and positive influences of the internet on young people's wellbeing, and innovative applications of technologies within counselling psychology practice.
Dr. Domene also has some interest in exploring the professions of counselling therapy and counselling psychology, which encompasses such topics as the historical development of these professions in Canada, approaches to research within these professions, and best practices for preparing students to become competent counselling therapists and counselling psychologists. He is particularly interested in professional issues that relate to his other two research interests.
|Course number||Course title||Semester|
|EDPS 647||Practicum in Counselling Psychology I|
|EDPS 742||Advanced Practicum in Counselling|
|EDPS 704||Advanced Research Seminar in Counselling Psychology|
|EDPS 631||Theories of Career Development|
|EDPS 614||Ethics in Professional Psychology|
I am currently leading a team of researchers and graduate students who are conducting an exploratory qualitative study of how school counsellors' have incorporated digital technologies into their work since the emergence of the covid-19 pandemic, as well as their experiences with such technologies.
This study is funded by a SSHRC Insight Development grant, with the research team consisting of:
José Domene, University of Calgary (Principal Investigator)
Danielle Brosseau, The King's University (Co-investigator)
Tanya Mudry, University of Calgary (Co-Investigator)
- Distinguished Member Award, Counselling Psychology Section, Canadian Psychological Association. 2019
- President’s Award, Asia Pacific Career Development Association. 2018
- Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association. 2016
- Lorne Flavell Award for Outstanding Service, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. 2016
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