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I am a passionate researcher, author, and advocate in the areas of military/first responder mental health and social justice practices in the profession of psychology. I also provide consultation services to researchers and scholars on various mental health research initiatives being undertaken nationally and internationally.

Research in Military and First Responder Mental Health

Waddell, E., Rioseco, PI., Van Hooff, M., Daraganova, G., Lawrence, D., Rikkers, W., Louise, R., Beks, T., Sharp, T., Wadham, B., & Lawn, S. (2023). Families’ experiences of supporting Australian veterans to seek help for a mental health problem: A linked data analysis of national surveys with families and veterans. Journal of Mental Health.

Lawn, S., Waddell, E., Rikkers, R., Roberts, L., Beks, T., Lawrence, D., Riosec, P., Sharp, T., Wadham, B., Daraganova, G., & Van Hooff, M. (2022). Families’ experiences of supporting Australian veterans and emergency service first responders (ESFRs) to seek help for mental health problems. Health and Social Care in the Community.

Beks, T., & Kassan, A. (2022). Exploring Canadian military veterans’ experiences of institutional betrayal: A narrative inquiry. Proceedings of the 21st Hawaii International Conference on Education, USA, 21, 160-163.

Beks, T., Cairns, S., Kassan, A., & Schwartz, K. (2021). Conceptualizing service-related trauma: Controversies, challenges, and opportunities in the Canadian context. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 55(2).

Beks, T., & Cairns, S. (2020). Factors that influence mental health service use among female partners of PTSD-affected veterans. Traumatology. Advance online publication.

Beks, T., & Cairns, S. (2018). Contexts precipitating help-seeking among partners of veterans with PTSD: A qualitative exploration. Traumatology, 24(4), 313–323.

Beks, T. (2016). The need for culturally relevant psychotherapies for veteran men with PTSD. Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 4(3), 220-226.

Beks, T. (2016). Walking on eggshells: The lived experience of partners of veterans with PTSD. The Qualitative Report, 21(4). 645-660.

Research in Psychological Practice

Kassan, A., Nakamura, N., Toews, J., & Beks, T. (2022). “Falling in love with me means that she can never go back”: A case study exploring the cumulative costs of multiple migrations. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 8, 1-20.

Beks, T., Kassan, A., Dyrda, A., & Elleker, D. (2022). Feminist thought and guidelines for ethical psychological practice with self-identifying women and girls. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 56(2), 140-163.

Beks, T., & Doucet, D. (2020). The role of clinical supervision in supervisee burnout: A call to action. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 4(2), 36-50.

Beks, T. (2019). Working it out: Physical activity and cognitive performance among school-aged children. Emerging Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Graduate Research in Education and Psychology, 3(2), 5-13.

Beks, T. (2018). Becoming the vulnerable neighbour: From trauma research to practice. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics.

Beks, T., Cairns, S., Smygwaty, S., Hill, S., & Miranda, A. (2018). Counsellor-in-Residence: Evaluation of a residence-based initiative to promote student mental health. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 48(2), 55-73.

Beks, T., & Mudry, T. (2022). Social justice and multicultural counselling in the time of COVID-19. Kaleidoscope.