Ms. Dechen Doma, Lecturer

Philosophy of teaching and learning:

Each individual has the right to be treated with dignity and have access to a holistic learning experience. As an educator in contemplative counselling, it is essential to hold the view of brilliant sanity and recognize the three qualities of brilliant sanity to empower students to change their perception and overcome their confusion.

As an educator it is important to demonstrate and “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi).


Academic/Educational Qualification:

M.A in Counseling. Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth Western Australia.

Diploma in Counselling, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi.


Professional experience:

National Certified Supervisor, Bhutan Board Certified Counsellor, Thimphu Bhutan

Attended International Conference on Emerging Social Work Practices and Education (ICESWPE2019). Organised by Samtse College of Education, Royal University of Bhutan.

Attended Buddhist Social Work Workshop on theme “We will do this” this year as the first step based on the working definition of Buddhist Social Work, Organized by Institute of Social Work Education for Buddhist Monks (ISWEBM) and Asian Research Institute for International Social Work (ARIISW). at Sky View Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Attended Round table discussion on reconstruction of future International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), Asian Research Institute for International Social Work (ARIISW), Shukutoku University.

Attended International Academic Symposium on Asian Buddhist Social Work, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan.

Attended session on Developing and Constructing Instruments for Social Research and Evaluation, Matsuyama University, Japan.

Attended International Expert meeting on Buddhist Social Work, University of social science and Humanities, VNU, Faculty of Sociology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Attended the 3rd Shukutokhu University International Social Work Academic Forum in the title “What should curriculum for International Social Work Education be?”. Conducted at Japanese Association for Social Work Education Tokyo, Japan.

Certificate Course on Thesis writing session, conducted by the Researcher fellowship program leading to Ph.D. of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan (16th -20th Dec)

Certificate course on International Social Work, conducted by the Researcher fellowship program leading to Ph.D. of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan.

Certificate course on Essence of Social Work, conducted by the Researcher fellowship program leading to Ph.D. of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan.

Certificate course on Research Methods and Research Design 2: Qualitative Research, conducted by the Researcher fellowship program leading to Ph.D. of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan.

Certificate course on Research Methods and Research Design 1: Quantitative Research, conducted by the Researcher fellowship program leading to Ph.D. of Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan.

Attended meditation Dathun, Shambhala Red Feather Lake, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Attended meditation on Loving and Kindness, Shambhala Red Feather Lake, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Fifth Bi-annual Counselling Conference on the theme “Understanding Counseling and Social work: Embracing cross-disciplinary partnership to strengthen child protection, gender-based violence and mental wellbeing” in Bhutan. Organized by Bhutan Board Certified Counselling, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Third Bi-annual Counselling Conference, Thimphu, Bhutan conducted in     collaboration with RENEW and professionals from National Board of Certified Counsellors (NBCC), USA

Second Bi-annual Counselling Conference, Thimphu, Bhutan conducted in collaboration with RENEW and professionals from National Board of Certified Counsellors(NBCC), USA.


Current responsibilities:  

Teach and train Counsellors, Conduct mindfulness session and provide Supervision to the Postgraduate Diploma in Contemplative counselling and Psychology and Master in Arts Contemplative Counseling Psychology.


Membership in External Bodies:


Board Member of Bhutan Certified Counselling Board, Thimphu Bhutan

Member, Community based Support System(CBSS), Samtse Dzongkhag


Publications:

Doma, D. (2019). Overview of Social Work in Bhutan (2019). Asian Research Institute for International Social Work (ARIISW). Shukutoku, University Chiba, Japan.

Doma, D&Wickramasekera, I. (2019). An Exploratory Research on the Antecedent to Drug Addiction among the Youth of Bhutan. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (bjrd). Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS), Royal University of Bhutan.

Doma, D. & Dolkar, T. (2019). Overview of Counselling in Bhutan. Shukutoku University Graduate School of Integrated Human and Social Welfare Studies Chiba, Japan.

Karma.U, Ransing.T, Ngawang. N, Sonam G, Doma.D and Wangmo (2018). Impact of lecturers’ feedback on student learning: A case study in Samtse College of Education. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development (bjrd). Institute for GNH Studies (iGNHaS), Royal University of Bhutan.

Karma.U, Ransing.T, Ngawang. N, Sonam G, Doma.D and Wangmo (2017). Formative assessment practices in Bhutanese Secondary Schools and its impact on quality of education. Education Innovation and Practice; Journal of Samste College of Education, Samtse.

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Email address:

ddoma.sce@rub.edu.bt