Marvin Westwood, professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and developer of the UBC Veterans Transition Program, will deliver the John McKendy Memorial Lecture, Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium.

The lecture, titled “Enacted Narrative: A Group Based Trauma Repair Approach for Veterans Who Have Post Traumatic Stress Injury,” combines and builds on two group-based interventions: guided autobiography and therapeutic enactment. Westwood will discuss the two interventions individually and as a trans-theoretical model for change.
Narrative-based Therapeutic Enactment (TE) has been highly effective for traumatized individuals—both military and civilian. The presentation will include video clips illustrating how it is applied in work with Canadian Veterans who have Operational Stress Injuries (OSI).

Westwood established the UBC Veterans Transition Program to help promote recovery from war related stress injuries, and was recognized with the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals in 2005 and 2013.