Learn from renown author and expert clinician in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Dr. Robyn Walser is best known for her dynamic, warm, and challenging ACT training sessions. Many often refer to her as a clinician’s clinician, while others describe her as a “passionate, creative, and bold ACT trainer and therapist.”

Approved for 13 CE Hours
approved-continuing-education-provider-NBCC_sealSuncrest Counseling P.C. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 7258. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Suncrest
Counseling P.C. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Two ways to attend live In-person or virtual webcast


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Registration Closes 9:00PM MST 10/19/22

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Seminar Summary

This is a live 2-day seminar combining lecture and experiential exercises designed to provide a unique learning opportunity in the state-of-the-art acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) intervention.

ACT is a principle-based behavioral intervention that addresses human suffering from a mindful and compassionate perspective. While ACT applies to a wide variety of problems, it is especially powerful for treating trauma. Nearly half the population experience trauma, which is a key factor for psychological difficulties in many who present to psychotherapy. The aftermath of war, interpersonal violence, natural disasters, childhood trauma, and others can have long-term psychological effects. The painful emotional experiences found in the fallout of trauma often lead to symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety, and other issues related to life functioning, including various behavioral problems ranging from substance abuse to relationship dysfunction. ACT seeks to reduce rigid attempts to control negative emotions and thoughts associated with trauma by fostering acceptance through mindfulness and defusion techniques. ACT revitalizes client lives by defining personal values and committing to taking actions guided by those values. The ultimate goal of ACT is to support clients in recovery through increasing psychological and behavioral flexibility in the service of a meaningful life.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will:

  • Add ACT principles such as mindfulness and acceptance to your trauma treatment repertoire
  • Discover the power of leveraging the therapeutic stance and the therapeutic relationship in the context of trauma
  • Review the current state of the research on the use of ACT in treating trauma
  • Learn ways to navigate client challenges that are specific to trauma
  • BONUS: Video recordings of the event will be available to review up to 60 days after the event.*

*The recording will be free for all event registrants. Please note that CE Credits will not be awarded for watching the recording. CE hours are only approved for attending the LIVE event on both days and completing the evaluation after the event.

Live Workshop Schedule

DAY 1: (8:30 AM -5:00 PM)
  • The Fallacy of Order
  • 15 Minute Break
  • Trauma and the Problem of Excessive and Misapplied Control
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch on your own
  • Open: Willingness and Defusion
  • 15 Minute Break
  • Role Play and Practice
DAY 2: (8:30 AM -5:00 PM)
  • Aware: Present Moment and Self-as-Context
  • 15 Minute Break
  • Engaged: Values and Committed Action
  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch on your own
  • Integrating ACT with Exposure Bases Therapies
  • 15 Minute Break
  • Role-play and Practice

About The Presenter:


Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D.

Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D. is Director of TL Consultation Services, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and works at the National Center for PTSD in dissemination and training. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains an international training, consulting, and therapy practice.

Dr. Walser has authored several articles, chapters, and books on topics of her expertise in traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse. She co-authored seven books on ACT, four of them tailored to therapists for their understanding of ACT. Her most recent book is The Heart of ACT, focusing on the ACT process and interpersonal relationships, forward by Dr. Steven C. Hayes.

In Person ACT Training with Dr Robyn Walser

Intended Audience

This training is for those who are interested in using ACT to treat PTSD and trauma-related problems as well as discovering how ACT can be used to supplement other trauma interventions. Practitioners and clinicians from beginner to advanced are welcome, including Psychologists, Physicians, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals


Treating Trauma with ACT: Revitalizing Interrupted Lives | Dr. Robyn D. Walser

Registration Closes 8:00PM MST 10/19/22

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Continuing Education & Course Completion Requirements

Each state has different regulations for CE credits. Please check with your state board to ensure credit will be applicable to your needs. The CE sponsors and program organizers are not to be held responsible in the event that your state board will not accept credit. Check back frequently as new CE Unit Approvals may be added leading up to the event.

Both live and live-online training attendees will be required to sign in and out each day, at breaks, attend the workshop in full, and complete the course evaluation in order to earn CE credit. Online participants must complete the course in full and attend all sessions in order to receive ANY continuing education credit. No partial credit will be given. Attendees should complete all required steps to earn CE credit within 30 days after the conclusion of the workshop.

Approved for CE Hours

NASW – National Association of Social Workers*
Program Title: Treating Trauma with ACT: Revitalizing Interrupted Lives
Category: Social Work
(Approved: 6/2/22)
13 CE Hours
NBCC – National Board for Certified Counselors
Treating Trauma with ACT: Revitalizing Interrupted Lives has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit.
Suncrest Counseling P.C. is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3970.
SP-3970 13 CE Hours
NASW-NJ – New Jersey Chapter
This course, Treating Trauma with ACT: Revitalizing Interrupted Lives, Approval #09232022-102, provided by Suncrest Counseling is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: through August 31, 2024. New Jersey social workers will receive CE credits for participating in this course.
Approved through Aug 31, 2024 13 CE Hours
NASW-NC – North Carolina Chapter A-390-06222022 13 CE Hours
UAMFT – Utah Association of Marriage and Therapy Approved: 6/3/22 13 CEUs
Utah Mental Health Counselors Association, UMHCA website Utah-Mental-Health-Counselors-Association 13 CE Hours
UPA – Utah Psychological Association Utah Psychological Association 13 CE Hours

*NASW – The following states do not accept National CE Approval Programs and require individual program/provider application processes:

  • New Jersey (Approved by NASW New Jersey Chapter – see above)
  • New York (Applications may be filed with the NASW New York State Chapter)
  • West Virginia

Recommended Readings


Acceptance and commitment therapy for treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder: A case study.
Twohig, M. P.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,
16(3), 243-252.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PTSD, 35
Scarlet, J.
Lang, A. J.
Walser, R. D.


Using acceptance and commitment therapy to guide exposure-based interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder.
Thompson, B. L.,
Luoma, J. B.,
LeJeune, J. T.
Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 43(3), 133-140.

Acceptance-based interventions in the treatment of PTSD: Group and individual pilot data using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Wharton, E., Edwards, K. S., Juhasz, K., & Walser, R. D. (2019).
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 14, 55-64.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, life happens!

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to events@suncrestcounseling.com and will be honored as follows:
Suncrest is happy to offer refunds to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 10 days in advance of the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $75. If canceled within 10 days before the event, no refund will be issued. In some cases, a credit for the same amount can be applied toward another future learning event, which expires within 1 year.

In the rare case that we need to cancel an event due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be given the opportunity to attend the event on the new date or transfer tuition to another event.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

Attendee technology problems:  It is the responsibility of the webinar attendee to test their computer setup prior to the start of the webinar. If a technical failure at your home or workplace prevents access to the live webinar, you are not eligible for a refund. If the technical problem is due to our error, we will consider issuing a refund. Access to the recording of the event will be available for up to 60 days, though live attendance is required for CE credits.

Attendee email issues:  Refunds will not be issued in cases where an attendee did not receive the webinar login instruction email due to issues like restricted emails, bounced emails, or any other system issues. It is the attendee’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the webinar

No shows:  Registrants who do not attend or participate in the live seminar in-person or online will not be entitled to a refund. For events that are recorded the video will be available a few days following the event and for up to 60 days – live attendance is required for CE credits.