Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology
Ph.D. - 1993
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
Westra, H.A., Arkowitz, H., & Dozois, D.J.A. (2009). Adding a Motivational Interviewing Pretreatment to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 23, 1106-1117.
Kertes, A., Westra, H.A., Angus, L., & Marcus, M. (in press). Client Experiences of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: The Impact of Adding Motivational Interviewing. Cognitive & Behavioural Practice.
Arkowitz, H., Westra, H.A., Miller, W.R., & Rollnick, S. (Eds.; 2008). Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Psychological Problems. New York: Guilford Press. Translations: Japanese, Dutch, Korean, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, German
Westra, H.A. & Arkowitz, H. (in press; guest editors). Special Issue on Integrating Motivational Interviewing with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for a Range of Mental Health Problems. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Arkowitz, H. & Westra, H.A. (2009; guest editors). Special Issue on Motivational Interviewing & Psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 65(11).
Westra, H.A., & Arkowitz, H. (2009). Combining Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Increase Treatment Efficacy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Pp. 199-232 in D. Sookman & B. Leahy (Eds.), Resolving Treatment Impasses with Resistant Anxiety Disorders. Routledge.
Westra, H.A. & Dozois, D.J.A. (2008). Integrating Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Anxiety. Pp 26-56 in Arkowitz, H., Westra, H.A., Miller, W.R., & Rollnick, S. (Eds.), Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Psychological Problems. New York: Guilford.
Ahmed, M. & Westra, H.A. (2009). Impact of a treatment rationale on expectancy and engagement in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Social Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 314-322.
Westra, H.A., Dozois, D.J.A., & Marcus, M. (2007). Early improvement, expectancy, and homework compliance as predictors of outcome in cognitive behavioural therapy for anxiety. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75(3), 363-373.
Westra, H.A. (2004). Managing Resistance in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Application of Motivational Interviewing in Mixed Anxiety Depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 33, 161-175.
Westra, H.A. & Dozois, D.J.A. (2006). Preparing Clients for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Randomized Pilot Study of Motivational Interviewing for Anxiety. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 30, 481-498.
New Investigator - 2005
Canadian Institute of Health Research
Currently available to supervise graduate students: No
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
My research focuses on evaluating the application of Motivational Interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2003) for anxiety disorders, particularly generalized anxiety disorder. Psychotherapy process research is a particular focus including assessing in-session resistance and interpersonal process. Investigating client expectations for therapy process and outcome is also a focus of my research. I use both quantitative and qualitiative approaches.
Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety
Randomized Controlled Trial examining adding a Motivational Interviewing Pretreatment to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $450
Year Funded: 2005
Funded by: National Institutes of Health (US)
Pathways to Mental Health Treatment: Mobilizing Knowledge to Improve Consumer Decision-Making, Advocacy, and Access
Developing and evaluating information to improve decision making regarding mental health treatments for Canadian young adults
Amount funded: $1
Year Funded: 2008
Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):
CV of Henny Alice Westra