Treating Trauma with Acceptance Commitment
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
she maintains an international training, consulting and therapy
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
expertise in traumatic stress and substance abuse and has authored a
articles, chapters and books on these topics. She has been doing ACT
since 1998; training in multiple formats and for multiple client
Walser has presented her research findings and papers at international
national conferences, universities and hospital settings; and she has
invited to international conferences to speak about ACT. She is
developing innovative ways to translate science-into-practice and
do research and education on dissemination of ACT and other therapies.
Walser is often referred to as a clinician’s clinician. Her workshops
combination of lecture and experiential exercises designed to provide a
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