Jose Domene


PhD in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology (Educational Psychology)

University of British Columbia

MA in Counselling Psychology

Trinity Western University

BSc in Psychology

Trent University

Contact information


Office: 403.220.3364


Main Campus: EDT 616

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research areas

  • Career counselling
  • Career development
  • Counsellor education
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Mixed-method research design
  • Qualitative research
  • Quantitative research methods


Dr. José Domene's areas of research interest include (a) the couple and family contexts of career development, particularly during young people's initial transition into the workforce, (b) intersections of technology and counselling/career development, and (c) professional issues in counselling and counselling psychology in Canada (e.g., professional identity, research practices, scope of practice, engagement in social justice). José uses a wide range of approaches, drawing on qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research designs, to conduct his scholarly activities.

Current Projects:

Principal Investigator. Career adaptability in accompanying partners of international students. Insight Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2016 – 2020.

Co-Investigator. Goal-directed project support for young adult newcomers to Canada. Insight Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2017-2020.

Co-investigator. A Social Mentalities framework for understanding person-environment fit and well-being in the workplace. Insight Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2018-2020.

Co-investigator. Transitioning youth with disabilities and employment: The TYDE Project. Partnership Grant, Canadian Institutes of Health Research/ Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2018-2023.


Dr. José Domene's cultural background is Chinese and Mexican. His family immigrated to Canada when José was a teenager. He currently resides in Calgary with his partner, Melanie. José completed an MA in Counselling Psychology in 1998 and a PhD in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology in 2005. Following that, he taught at Trinity Western University and the University of New Brunswick before joining the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary in 2018. He teaches graduate courses in counselling psychology. Jose is also in the process of transferring his psychologist's licensure from New Brunswick to Alberta.


Domene, J. F., & Socholotiuk, K. D. (2018). Incorporating research into counselling and psychotherapy practice: Why and how? Education Review5 (3), 27-31.

Domene, J. F., & Isenor, J. (2017). Career service provision in Canada: Deep roots and diverse practices. H. J. Yoon, B. Hutchison, M. Maze, C. Pritchard, & A. Reiss (Eds.). International practices of career services, credentials, and training (pp. 1 -9). Washington, DC: National Career Development Association.

Domene, J. F., Arim, R. G., & Law, D. (2017). Change in depression symptoms through emerging adulthood: Disentangling the roles of employment status and employment satisfaction. Emerging Adulthood, 5, 406-416.

Domene, J. F. (2016). Extending campus mental health services to accompanying partners of international students. Antistasis: An Open Education Journal, 6(2), 33-43.

Domene, J. F., Landine, J. & Stewart, J. (2015). Emerging adult career transitions. In P. J. Hartung, M. L. Savickas, & W. B. Walsh (Eds.). APA handbook of career intervention (Vol. 2, pp. 479 - 494). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


President’s Award, Asia Pacific Career Development Association (2018). This award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of career development research and practice in the Asia Pacific region.

Fellow, Canadian Psychological Association (2016 – present). The status of Fellow is awarded to members of the association who have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the science or profession of psychology

Lorne Flavell Award for Outstanding Service, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (2016). This special recognition is awarded to long-standing members of the association who have engaged in outstanding volunteer service to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.