Professor, Counselling Psychology
Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine
Registered Psychologist (Limited Register)
University of Alberta
Therapeutic enactment: Restoring vitality through trauma repair in groups. Westwood, M.J. & Wilensky, P. (2005) Group Action Press.
Borgen, W.A., Pollard, D., Amundson, N., & Westwood, M. (1989). Employment groups: The counselling connection. Toronto: Lugus Press. (281 pages).
Westwood, M. & J. Ewasiw (Accepted for Publication). Integrating Narrative and Action Processes in Group Counseling Practice: A Multidimensional Approach for Helping Clients. Journal for Specialists In Group Work.
Westwood, M., Kuhl, D. & Shields, D. (Accepted for Publication). Counseling Active Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families In. Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity (Fourth Edition). Sage Publications.
Westwood, M., McLean, H., Cave, D., Borgen, W. & Slakov, P. (2010). Coming home: A group-based approach for assisting Canadian military veterans in transition. Journal for Specialists In Group. 35 (1), 44-68. .
Westwood, M. J. (2009) The Veterans’ Transition Program — Therapeutic Enactment in Action. Educational Insights, 13(2).
Harrison, R. & Westwood, M. (2009). Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice and Training. Vol 46(2), 203-219.
Black, T.G., Westwood, M.J. & Sorsdahl, M.N. (2007). From the front line to the front of the class: Counseling students who are military veterans. Chapter 1, in J. Lippincott & R.B. Lippincott (Eds.), Special Populations in College Student Counseling: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals. Alexandria, VA: American Counselling Association
Al-Mashat, K., Amundson, N., Westwood, M., Buchanan, M. (2006). Iraqi Children's War Experiences: The Psychological Impact of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling, 28 (2), 195-211.
Westwood, M.J., Keats, P. & Wilensky, P. (2003). Therapeutic enactment: Integrating the individual and group counselling models for change. Journal For Specialists In Group Work. 28, 2, 122-138.
Westwood, M. J., Black, T. & McLean, H.(2002) A re-entry program for peacekeeping soldiers: Promoting personal and career transitions. Canadian Journal of Counselling. 36, 221-231.
Shaw, M. & Westwood, M. (2002). Transformative Learning and Autobiographical Life Review: The Canadian War Veterans Life Review Project. In J. Webster, Life Review Method: Theory and Practice. Springer Publishing Co.
Kuhl, D.R., Calam, B., & Westwood, M.J. (2001). Discussing "code status" in hospital: A workshop for first year residents. "In Progress" reports of New Approaches in Medical Education. Academic Medicine.
Kuhl, D. & Westwood, M.J. (2001). A Narrative Approach to Integration and Healing Among the Terminally Ill. In Narrative Gerontology: Theory, Research & Practice. Springer Publishing Co.
Mak, A. S., Westwood, M. J., Ishiyama, I., & Barker. M. (2000). The sociocultural competencies for success among international students: The Excell Program. Journal of International Education, 9, 33-38.
Westwood, M. J., Mak, A., Barker, M. & Ishiyama, I. (2000) Group procedures and applications for developing sociocultural competencies among immigrants. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 22, 317-330.
Shaw, M., Westwood, M. J., & DeVries, B. (1999). Life review and guided autobiography: Integrating reflection and group based enactments. Journal of Aging Studies, 13, 109-113
Relational neuroscience and group theory
Group Based Therapeutic Enactment
Group Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling Older Adults
Integrated Applied Programs of Counselling Psychology and Medicine
Trauma Repair Interventions
Marv Westwood describes and outlines the
Veterans' Transition Program
Veterans Transition Program Australia
CNPS 564 - Group Counselling
CNPS 566 - Advanced Study in Group Counselling
CNPS 578B - Individual and Family Counselling Theories and Interventions
CNPS 678A - Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling Psychology
CNPS 688 - Supervision of Counselling Practice