José F. 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 632

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 research focuses primarily on the relational contexts of career development, particularly the career development of marginalized people and secondarily on issues in counsellor education; that is, how to prepare students to become competent counsellors and psychologists. Currently, Dr. Domene is involved in several projects focusing on understanding and improving the lives of newcomers to Canada; including newcomers who are international students, immigrants, and refugees.

Current Projects:

Principal Investigator. Career adaptability in accompanying partners of international students. Insight Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2016 – 2021.

Co-Investigator. Goal-directed project support for young adult newcomers to Canada. Insight Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2017-2021.

Co-Investigator. Early Relationship Formation in Cross-Cultural Counselling: Actions and Processes. Insight Development Grant, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2020 – 2022.

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.

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.


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 teaches graduate courses in the counselling psychology EDSA and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta. He resides in Northeast Calgary with his partner, Melanie.


Domene, J. F., & Johnson, S. M. (in press). Romantic relationships and the transition to work: Characteristics, concerns, and an illustrative case. In Marshall, E. A. & Symonds, J. E. (Eds.). Young Adult Development at the School-to-Work Transition: International Pathways and Processes. Oxford University Press.

Domene, J. F. & Young, R. A. (2019). Career counselling using contextual action theory: Key concepts for practice. N. Arthur, R. Neault, & M. McMahon (Eds.). Career theories and models at work: Ideas for practice (pp. 115-124). CERIC.,and%20graduate%20career%20counselling%20courses.

Domene, J. F., & Socholotiuk, K. D. (2018). Incorporating research into counselling and psychotherapy practice: Why and how? Education Review, 5 (3), 27-31.

Domene, J. F., & Isenor, J. (2018). 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. 32 -48). National Career Development Association.

Young, R. A., Domene, J. F., & Valach, L. (Eds.) (2015). Counseling and action: Toward life-enhancing work, relationships and identity. Springer.


Distinguished Member Award, Counselling Psychology Section, Canadian Psychological Association (2019). This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions as a practitioner or as a researcher to the field of counselling psychology in Canada

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.