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Veterans Transition Publications




Borgen, W. A., Pollard, D., Amundson, N., & Westwood, M. (1989). Employment groups: The counselling connection. Toronto: Lugus Press. (281 pages).

Westwood, M. J. & Wilensky, P. (2005) Therapeutic enactment: Restoring vitality through trauma repair in groups. Group Action Press.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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.

Cox, D. W., Westwood, M. J., Hoover, S. M., Chan, E. K. H., Kivari, C. A., Dadson, M. R., & Zumbo, B. D. (2014). The evaluation of a group intervention for veterans who experienced military-related trauma. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 64(3).

Cox, D., Black, T., Westwood, M., & Chan, E. (2013). Transition focused treatment: An uncontrolled study of a group program for veterans. In Aiken, B. & Belanger, A. (Eds.). Beyond the line: military and veteran health (p,281 – 290). McGill – Queen’s University Press.

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


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.

Kivari, C. A., Oliffe, J. L., Borgen, W. A., & Westwood, M. J. (2016). No Man Left Behind Effectively Engaging Male Military Veterans in Counseling. American journal of men’s health.

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

Westwood, M. & Ewasiw, J. (2011). 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. (2011). 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 Work, 35(1), 44-68.

Westwood, M. J. (2009) The Veterans’ Transition Program — Therapeutic Enactment in Action. Educational Insights, 13(2).

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

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