• Prof.Charles P. Chen
  • Prof.Charles P. Chen
  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • Biography:
    Charles P. Chen, Ph.D., is a Professor of Counselling Psychology and a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Life Career Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto.  He is a full member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, and thus a supervisor for both Master's and Doctoral thesis research at OISE, University of Toronto.   He serves as an external examiner for the Ph.D. degree internationally.
    Charles is an Honorary Professor of Psychology at Fudan University, a Guest Professor at Northeast Normal University, and a Visiting Professor in Applied Psychology at the Educational Science College of Shanghai Normal University, China.  He has also been a Guest Professor and Faculty Academic Visitor at a number of major universities internationally, including University of Pretoria in South Africa, Shanghai Foreign Studies University, Tongji University in China, Hong Kong Baptist University, and the University of Hong Kong.  A counsellor educator for 19 years, Charles taught in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada before joining the University of Toronto where in 2005 he was the only inaugural recipient of the OISE University of Toronto David E. Hunt Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
    Charles is an editorial board member of several refereed scholarly journals, including the Canadian Journal of Counselling, the Career Development Quarterly (USA), and the Journal of Vocational Education and Training (UK).  As well, he is a reviewer for many other refereed scholarly journals and for international conferences.  He is a member of the Canada Research Chairs Program College of Reviewers, and an external assessor for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).  Charles also serves as a regular quality assessor in various national and international professional contexts for governments, universities, and research/academic institutions.  Additionally, he is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).
    Charles is a keynote/plenary speaker and a regular presenter in conferences.  He is also an invited guest speaker in various academic and professional contexts, and a featured expert in news media (e.g., TV and newspapers).  He is the recipient of the Canadian Counselling Association (CCA) 2008 Best Counselling Book Award for his empirical-research- based scholarly book: Career endeavour: Pursuing a cross-cultural life transition (Ashgate, 2006).  This biennial CCA book award honours the originality and high quality of an academic and professional work that is considered a valuable contribution to the advancement of Counselling in Canada. 
    Charles has authored and coauthored 4 academic/research books, 10 scholarly book chapters, and over 35 refereed journal articles.  These publications cover a variety of topic areas in the general domain of counselling psychology, including topics such as stress and coping, cross-cultural adjustment and transition, counsellor education and training, counselling in higher education, school guidance and counselling, and Morita therapy.  In addition to these topics, the majority of his published works focus on the subject of vocational and career psychology broadly defined, studying a variety of life career development issues throughout individuals' entire life span.
    A noted researcher and scholar, Charles has been the recipient of several major research grants including grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Foundation for Invocation (CFI ) Research Infrastructure Grant, and the Canada Research Chair Award Grant from the Canadian government.  As such, the accumulated amount of these research grants/awards over the last ten years has surpassed 1.58 million Canadian Dollars in total.  He was the Highest Ranked New Scholar in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Education
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