Deepak Mathew, PhD, CCC

Interim Director, MA Counselling Psychology; Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology

Deepak Mathew is a core faculty member in the MA Counselling Psychology Program at Trinity Western University.

Deepak has experience in teaching and researching topics across broad areas in psychology and education such as social psychology, lifelong learning and adult education, career development, and counselling psychology. He has a passion for training and mentoring and is actively involved in multiple research projects. Deepak immigrated to Canada from India and continues to be well connected with issues and topics related to South Asia. He is fluent in three languages – English, Hindi, and Malayalam. He is a committed Christian and is active in Christian ministry.

  • Ph.D. (Social Psychology), Mumbai University;
  • Ph.D. (Counselling Psychology), University of British Columbia


  • Career Development
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology
  • Solution-focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Transition to Retirement
  • Immigrant and Indigenous Youth Career Decision-making
  • Enhanced Critical Incident Technique

Research focus is on career development and life transitions. Currently engaged in research related to two projects funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These are

  1. Successful Career Decision-Making of Young Canadians in a Digital Economy
  2. When You Stop You are Nothing: Older Men and the Transition to Retirement

Previous research engagement focused on career decision-making of immigrant and indigenous young people in Canada.

Recent Publications

Borgen, W., Buchanan, M. J., Mathew, D., & Nishikawara, R. (In Press). Career transition of immigrant young people: Narratives of success. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy 

Goodwill, A., Buchanan, M. J., Borgen, W., Mathew, D., DuMerton, L., Clegg, D., Becker, S., & McDaniels, M. (2019). From knowledge to wisdom: Indigenous women’s narratives of doing well with career decision making. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 18(2) 35-46.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

  • CPSY 504 Evaluating Statistics & Research
  • CPSY 515 Career Counselling
  • CPSY 517 Advanced Data Analysis
  • CPSY 622 Basic Princ & Applic of Assessment