CNPS Area Coordinator
Registered Psychologist
Scarfe Library Block 286


University of Alberta


The Career Development Quarterly Outstanding Research Contribution Award: National Career Development Association
Honorary Doctorate Degree (October 2005): University of Umea, Sweden

Selected Publications:

Maglio, A.T., Butterfield, L.D., & Borgen, W.A. (in press, 2005). Existential considerations for contemporary career counselors. Journal of Employment Counseling.

Butterfield, L.D., & Borgen, W.A. (in press, 2005). Outplacement counseling from the client’s perspective. Career Development Quarterly.

Butterfield, L.D., Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E., & Maglio, A.T. (in press, 2005). Fifty years of the Critical Incident Technique: 1954 – 2004 and beyond. Qualitative Research.

Borgen, W. A., & Hiebert, B. (in press 2005) Career guidance and counselling for youth: What adolescents and young adults are telling us. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.

Borgen W. A., Amundson, N. E., & Reuter, J. (2004) Using portfolios to enhance career resilience. Journal of Employment Counseling, 41, 50-59.

Amundson, N. E., Borgen, W. A., Jordan, S., & Erlbach, A. C. (2004) Survivors of downsizing: Helpful and hindering experiences. Career Development Quarterly, 52, 256-271.

Borgen, W. A. (2003) Remembering Hans: His ongoing legacy for guidance and counselling, International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling,25, 83 -89.

Robertson, S. E. & Borgen, W. A. (2003). CCA accreditation procedures and standards for counsellor education programs at the master’s level. Ottawa: Canadian Counselling Association.

In French: Robertson, S. E. & Borgen, W. A. (2003). Normes et procedures d’accreditation de l’ ACC pour le programmes de formation.

Amundson, N. E., Borgen, W. A., Jordan, S., & Erlbach, A. C. (In press 2003) Survivors of downsizing: Helpful and hindering experiences. Career Development Quarterly.

Post, A., Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E., & Washburn, C. (2002). Handbook on Career Counselling. Paris: UNESCO.

Hiebert, B., & Borgen, W.A. (Co-editors) (2002) Technical and vocational education and training in the twenty-first century: New roles and challenges for guidance and counselling. Paris: UNESCO.

Borgen, W. A., Amundson, N.E., & McVicar, J (2002). The experience of unemployment for fishery workers in Newfoundland: What helps and hinders. Journal of Employment Counseling, 39, 117-126.

Martinson, L., Shaw, B., & Borgen, W.A. (2000). Canada. 18 year old youth in their last year of a Vancouver high school. In J. Gibson-Cline (Ed.), Problems and coping of young adults. London: Routledge.

Borgen, W.A. (2000). Developing partnerships to meet client’s needs within changing government organizations: A consultative process. Joint special edition of the Career Development Quarterly, 48, 357-369 and the Journal of Employment Counselling, 37, 128-14.

Killy, K., & Borgen, W.A. (2000). Self-confidence and the re-entry experience for North American women. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 22, pp. 119-130.

Borgen, W.A. & Amundson, N.E. (2000). Youth unemployment and the transition from high school. Educational and Vocational Guidance, 24, 32-43.

Amundson, N.E., & Borgen, W.A. (2000). Mandated clients in career or employment counselling. Journal of Employment Counselling, 37, 204-216. Translated into Swedish by AMS- the Swedish National Labour Market Board.

Oroso, B., Amundson, N.E., & Borgen, W.A. (2000). The effect of rural-urban school settings, available career information and gender on career decision making of high school students in Kenya. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 22, 289-300.

Borgen, W.A. (1999). Implementing ‘Starting Points’: A follow-up study. Journal of Employment Counselling, 36 (3), 98-114.

Rodriguez, J. & Borgen, W.A. (1998). Needs assessment: Western Canada’s program administrators perspective on the role of EAP’s in the workplace. Employee Assistance Quarterly, 14 (2), 11-30.

Borgen, W.A. (1997). People caught in changing career opportunities: A counselling process. Journal of Employment Counselling, 34, 133-143.

Borgen, W.A. & Amundson, N.E. (1996). Strength challenge as a process for supervision. Counsellor Education and Supervision, 36, 159-169.

Borgen, W.A., Amundson, N.E. & Tench. E. (1996). Psychological well-being throughout the transition from adolescence to adulthood. The Career Development Quarterly, 45, 189-199.

Theoretical Orientation:


Research Projects:

Towards a Preventive/Developmental Approach to Counselling: Helping People Meet the Challenges of Ongoing Change, with Norm Amundson, SSHRC

Unemployment With Special Populations (Fishers): Study of the effect of unemployment on fishers who live in isolated communities on the east coast of Canada. (with N. Amundson) (SSHRC)

The Experience of Workers Following the Restructuring of their Work Environment: What helps and hinders. (with N. Amundson) (SSHRCC)

The Experience of Unemployed People in Implementing Action Plans that require Interaction with Institutions in Transition: What helps and hinders. (Hampton).

A Comparison of the Perceptions of Clients and Counsellors Regarding Event in Counselling That Were Helpful or Hindering in Assisting Clients to Address Their Issues. (Multi-national study).

Courses Taught:

CNPS 362 Basic Interviewing Skills
CNPS 688 Supervision of Couselling Practice