Faculty & Staff

Gio Dolcecore, MSW, RCSW, RMFT

Academic title: Assistant Professor

Office: T377
Email: gdolcecore@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6990

MSW, University of Calgary
BA, Mount Royal University 


My social work career began as a youth and family counsellor, working with residential treatment centers and group homes. After obtaining my master's in clinical social work I became a mental health counsellor specializing with families and adolescents struggling with complex trauma and addictions. Currently, I specialize in providing couple's therapy with a focus on sex and intimacy with diverse gender and sexual identities and non-monogamous relationships. Gio uses the pronouns they/them. 

Areas of instruction

  • Emerging Issues 
  • Mental Health
  • Research

Areas of scholarship

  • Clinical Social Work  
  • Social Work Professional Practice  
  • Couples Therapy and Sytemic Approaches 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Sex Therapy

Selected Publications

Dolcecore, G., Akapnitis, I., Jenkins, G., Klemmer, C. (2020). Substance use and transgender nonbinary populations. In Social Work and health care practice with transgender and nonbinary individuals and communities: voices for equity, inclusion, and resilience. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 10.43249780429443176-10

Walsh, C., Mulligan, C., Dolcecore, G. (2016). Social work and sexual diversity: A review Al Krenawi, A., Graham, J.R., Habibov, N. (Eds), Diversity and Social Work in Canada (Chapter 12). Don MIlls, ON: Oxford University Press.

Selected Media 

Pride struggles to 'balance' competing interests of minority groups - CBC

Calgary's Dyke and Trans March - GayCalgary.com

This counsellor is helping more 2SLGBTQ+ people become therapists and social workers - Calgary Journal