May 15th-17th, 2020 UBC *Virtual Format*


Join us for 2.5 days of virtual in-class training & practical skill applications developed by Dr. Westwood:

Cost: $749.00 CAD  

Learn How To

Facilitate Life Review within small groups


Ease members into the group environment


Develop group cohesion 

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* Please note that in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation we are ensuring that we comply with 

CDC Guidelines, and thus are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our participants. As such, a virtual training format has been adopted to ensure social distancing protocols are respected.

The Power of Life Review
Life Review extends upon the foundational knowledge of Group Facilitation Skills by incorporating the therapeutic intervention of Life Review as developed by Dr. Westwood. Life Review is an information-sharing and group building strategy which helps members to not only acquire perspective and understanding of key events in their lives, but to also nurture and support group experiences. 
What You’ll Learn 
Many of us have difficulty disclosing personal narratives from our lives, let alone in a group context amongst strangers. To ameliorate these concerns, the Life Review helps group members to think about life narratives, to write about them, and to recount them in a group context. This process allows other group members to listen and to convey the impact of these stories on them. Individuals in this training will learn to help group members speak about their lives, including critical incidents they may have experienced, and to help members acquire new perspectives and understanding of meaningful events. This training will consist of a large group lecture format with in depth video examinations and practice in small groups with specialized facilitators. 
Get Results 
Over the past 20 years, the Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma has developed and refined group-based programs to address psychological health & performance in military veterans’ transition and has gained international recognition through its  partnerships & collaborations worldwide: 

  • Australia - Invictus Games: Ride to Survive

  • Afghanistan - Kabul University, Kabul

  • China - Tongi University, Shanghai

  • Germany - Trauma Counselling Center, Dachau

  • India - Christ University, Bangalore

  • UK - Cambridge University & House of Commons, London

  • USA - National Center for PTSD, Honolulu 

Contact Us

Email: -- Phone: 604.822.0488

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This project was developed in partnership with the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Poppy Fund.