Refereed Journals

Larsen, D., Stege, R., King, R., & Egeli, N. (2018). The hope collage activity: an arts-based group intervention for people with chronic pain. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling. doi: 10.1080/03069885.2018.1453046

Edey, W., King, R., Stege, R., & Larsen, D. (2016). The “Being hopeful in the face of chronic pain” program: A psychotherapy group for people experiencing chronic pain. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 41(2), 161-187. 
doi:10.1080/ 01933922.2016.1146378

Larsen, D., King, R., Stege, R., & Egeli, N. (2015). Clients’ experiences of hope in a hope and strengths-based group activity for individuals with chronic pain. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 28(2), 175-199.

Howell, A., Jacobson, R., & Larsen, D. (2015). Enhanced psychological functioning among chronic pain patients engaged in hope-focused group counseling. The Counseling Psychologist (Special Issue on Positive Psychology). doi:10.1177/ 0011000014551421

Egeli, N., Brar, J., Larsen, D., & Yohani, S. (2014). Clients’ experiences of vulnerability when participating in the reflecting team process as part of couple therapy. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 48(4), 20-39.

Egeli, N., Brar, J., Larsen, D., & Yohani, S. (2014). Intersections between hope and vulnerability in couples’ experiences of the reflecting team process. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 13(3), 198-218.

Larsen, D., Stege, R., Edey, W., & Ewasiw, J. (2014). Working with unrealistic or unshared hope in the counselling session. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.895798

Egeli, N., Brar, J., Larsen, D., & Yohani, S. (2014). Couples’ experiences of hope when participating in the reflecting team process: A case study. Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 93-107.

Larsen, D., Stege, R., & Flesaker, K. (2013). “It’s important for me not to let go of hope”: Psychologists’ In-session Experiences of Hope. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. doi:10.1080/ 14623943.2013.806301

Li, Y., & Larsen, D. (2012). Finding hope in the darkness: Stories of two Chinese newcomers enrolled in Canadian high school. Canadian and International Education, 41(1), 39-58.

Goble, E., Austin, W., Larsen, D., Kreitzer, L, & Brintnell, S. (2012). Habits of mind and the split-mind effect: When computer-assisted qualitative data anlsyis software is used in phenomenological research. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 13(2), 22 pgs. Retrieved from:

Larsen, D., & Stege, R. (2012). Client accounts of hope in early counseling sessions: A qualitative study. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 45-54.

Flesaker, K., & Larsen, D. (2012). To offer hope you must have hope: Accounts of hope for reintegration counsellors working with women on parole and probation. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 11(1), 61-79.

Larsen, D., & Stege, R. (2010). Hope-focused practices during early psychotherapy sessions: Part I: Implicit approaches. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 20(3), 271-292.

Larsen, D., & Stege, R. (2010). Hope-focused practices during early psychotherapy sessions: Part II: Explicit approaches. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 20(3), 293-311.

Yohani, S., & Larsen, D. (2009). Hope lives in the heart: Refugee and immigrant children’s perceptions of hope and hope engendering sources during early years of adjustment. Canadian Journal of Counselling (Commemorative Issue), 43(4), 246-264.

Larsen, D., Flesaker, K., & Stege, R. (2008). Qualitative interviewing using Interpersonal Process Recall: Investigating internal experiences during professional-client conversations. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(1), 18-37.

Harris, G., & Larsen, D. (2008). High-Risk Behaviours Following an HIV Diagnosis. Counselling Psychology Review, 23(3), 48-68.

Harris, G., & Larsen, D. (2008). Understanding hope in the face of an HIV diagnosis and high-risk behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 401-415.

Larsen, D.J., Edey, W., & LeMay, L. (2007). Understanding the role of hope incounselling: Exploring the intentional uses of hope. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 401-416.

Harris, G. E., & Larsen, D. (2007). HIV peer counseling and the development of hope: Perspectives from peer counselors and peer counseling recipients. AIDS, Patient Care and STDs, 21(11), 843-859.

Larsen, D.J. (2006). En hyldest til daggryet… En fortaelling af og om Dr. R. Vance Peavey. Det Vejledningsfaglige Udvalg for Ringkøbing Amt.,12,1-16 (Danish – translation of Larsen, 2004)

Larsen, D. (2005). Aamunkoitto – Tukimuksellinen elämäkerta ohjaajakouluttaja Vace Peavy’s stä. In T Felt, K Koivumaki, H Pulliainen & A Tallqvist (Eds.), Ammatillisen Ohjauksen Vuosikirja Arsbok for Yrkesinriktad Vagledning, 39(1), 103-116. Helsinki, Finland: Tyoministerio Arbetsministeriet. (Finnish - translation of Larsen, 2004)

Larsen, D., & Larsen, J. (2005). ‘I am a puzzle’: Adolescence as reflected in self-metaphors. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 38, 246-259.

Larsen, D., Edey, W., & LeMay, L.M. (2005). Put hope to work: A commentary. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 52, 508-517.

Larsen, D. (2004). Daybreak: A scholarly biography of Canadian counsellor educator Dr. R. Vance Peavy. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 26, 177-189.

Larsen, D., Cumming, C., Hundleby, M., & Kuiken, D. (2003). Innovating a writing group for female cancer patients: A counselling field description. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 37, 279-294.

Jevne, R., & Larsen, D. (2003). Introduction to the special issue – Living with serious illness: Innovations in counseling. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 37, 3-5.

Larsen, D. (1999). Eclecticism: Psychological theories as interwoven stories. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 21, 60-83.


Howell, A., & Larsen, D. (2015). Other-oriented hope: A neglected by integral concept in hope studies. SpringerBriefs.

Austin, W., Brintnell, B., Goble, E., Kagan, L., Kreitzer, L., Larsen, D., & Leier, B. (2013). Down in the endlessly falling snow: Canadian healthcare professionals’ experience of compassion fatigue. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press. (Authors alphabetical).

LeMay, L., Edey, W., & Larsen, D. (2008). Nurturing hopeful souls: Practices and activities for working with children and youth. Edmonton, AB: Hope Foundation of Alberta (95 pgs).

Book Chapters

Redlich-Amirav, D., Larsen, D., & Armijo-Olivo, S. (2016). Evaluation of original hope scales: A critical review. In R. Watson (Ed.), Spin Cycle, pp. 123-137. Inter-Disciplinary Press: Oxford, England.

King, R., Arsenault, C., & Larsen, D. (accepted).  The school-to-work transition for emerging adults formerly in care: Activating hope in support of effective transitions and positive futures. In A. Marshall & J. Symonds (Eds.), Handbook of Young Adulthood. London: Oxford Press.

Redlich-Amirav, D., Larsen, D. & Armijo-Olivo, S. (in press). Evaluation of original hope scales: A critical review. In V. Chandrasekaran & R. O’Brien (Ed.), Happiness & Hope eBook.

Larsen, D. J. (2015). Expanding our horizon of hope. In L. Bormans (Ed.), The World Book of Hope, pp. 359-362. Tielt, Belgium: Lannoo.

Yohani, S., & Larsen, D. (2012). The cultivation of hope in trauma-focused counselling. In R.A. McMackin, E. Newman, J.M. Fogler, &  T.M. Keane (Eds.). Trauma therapy in context: The science and craft of evidence-based practice (pp. 193-210). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. (peer-reviewed chapter)

Larsen, D. (2012). Exploring will and surrender: Try looking in Copala. In R.F.J. Jevne (Ed.), Images and echoes: Exploring life with photography and writing (pp. 209-231). Edmonton, AB: JAG.

Larsen, D. (2011). Un saule: Reflexions personelles sur la vie et la connaissnce. In R. V. Peavy (Ed.), Counseling sociodynamique: Une approche pratique de la construction de sens (pp. 17-22). Quebec City, Quebec: Septembre Editeur. (translation to French of 2004 published chapter)

Larsen, D. (2009). “It gives me a kind of grounding”: Two university educators’ narratives of hope in worklife. In A. Mattos (Ed.). Narratives on Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Perspective (pp. 151-166). New York: Palgrave: MacMillan. (peer-reviewed chapter)

Larsen, D., & Boisvert, J. (2006). Women’s professional mentorship in psychology and the academy: One group’s stories of quilting and life. In M. Green & L. Wason-Ellam (Ed.), Home/bodies: Geographies of self, place, and space (pp. 44-59). Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press. (peer-reviewed chapter)

Larsen, D. (2004). Willow: (Auto)biographical reflections on life and theory. In R. V. Peavy (Ed.), Sociodynamic counselling: A practical approach to meaning making (pp. 7-13). Swarthmore, PA: Taos Institute.
**This chapter invited by Dr. Ken Gergen, renowned social constructionist scholar

Larsen, D. (2001). The personal in academic life: Key considerations in support of the teacher-scholar model. In R. Marken (Ed.), What is a Teacher-Scholar (pp. 63-70). Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan.