Treating Trauma with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  CE Credit ACT  $15.00
  Regular Price ACT  $150.00
  Student Price ACT  $75.00

Treating Trauma with Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)


Robyn D. Walser, PhD

Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based new model of behavioral treatment that emphasizes acceptance of emotions and thoughts while maintaining focus on positive behavioral change that is meaningful and consistent with personal values. ACT uses a variety of verbal, experiential contact with previously avoided private events (thoughts, feelings, sensations), without excessive verbal involvement and control - and to make powerful life enhancing choices.

This six hour workshops is geared both towards clinicians new to Acceptance Commitment Therapy as well as those experienced with ACT.  This training will focus on demonstrating ACT techniques that may be broadly useful for intervening with multi-problem patients dealing with issues such as anxiety, substance abuse, depression, PTSD and human struggle.  The training will provide clinicians with a basic understanding of ACT, and with personal experiences that will allow further development of these skills based on their applications.

Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D. is Director of TL Consultation Services and works at the National Center for PTSD. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains an international training, consulting and therapy practice. Dr. Walser is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has co-authored 3 books on ACT including a book on learning ACT. She also has expertise in traumatic stress and substance abuse and has authored a number of articles, chapters and books on these topics. She has been doing ACT workshops since 1998; training in multiple formats and for multiple client problems. Dr. Walser has presented her research findings and papers at international and national conferences, universities and hospital settings; and she has been invited to international conferences to speak about ACT. She is invested in developing innovative ways to translate science-into-practice and continues to do research and education on dissemination of ACT and other therapies. Dr. Walser is often referred to as a clinicianís clinician. Her workshops feature a combination of lecture and experiential exercises designed to provide a unique learning opportunity in this state-of-the-art intervention.

Where: Alliant International University, 1 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

When: Saturday, April 12, 2014  - 9:00am-4:00pm

Cost: $150 ($75 for students) and $15 for 6 CE Hrs

If you wish to receive CE credit, please sign up for both the course price AND  CE Credit