Join us for an immersive live workshop led by Dr. Robyn Walser

Delve into the world of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Discover the six core processes, from cognitive defusion to committed action, and gain insights into the psychological flexibility model. Learn to guide clients through present-moment awareness, value clarification, and acceptance of thoughts and emotions without judgment. Advance your therapeutic approach with actionable strategies to foster psychological and behavioral flexibility. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your practice and empower your clients towards powerful, life-enhancing choices.

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Suncrest Counseling, P.C.
“Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introduction to Mindful and Behavior Change Processes in the Service of Meaning”
ACEP No. 7258

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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based behavioral treatment that emphasizes acceptance of emotion and thought while focusing on positive behavior change that is meaningful and consistent with personal values. ACT uses verbal, experiential, and homework techniques, mindfulness, and other awareness practices to help clients connect with internal events (thoughts, feelings, sensations), reducing rigid attempts to control negative emotions and thoughts. New learning by the client is consistent with openness to experience and commitment to actions linked to personal meaning. The ultimate goal of ACT is to support clients by increasing psychological and behavioral flexibility. This workshop is designed to assist providers in understanding and implementing the model, connecting the clinician with the principles and processes in ACT to assist clients in making powerful life-enhancing choices.

Others who have attended Dr. Walser’s ACT workshops

Robyn is a dynamic leading ACT trainer, charismatic and creative.

Best workshop I have attended. Excellent presentation. Gained a lot personally and professionally.

“This was one of the best training and workshops I have had the pleasure to attend —and I’ve been to some good ones!”


Intended Audience

There are no prerequisites to attend. This workshop is crafted for a diverse audience of mental health professionals, including Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, and Religious Clergy. Whether you are new to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or have some experience with the model, this training is designed to meet you where you are in your professional journey.

For Beginners:
If you are beginning your exploration of ACT, this workshop provides a solid foundation. No prior knowledge of the ACT model is required. Dr. Robyn Walser’s Beginner’s Workshop offers practical tools and insights into the six core processes, mindfulness techniques, and strategies for fostering psychological flexibility. You’ll gain immediate value and learn to apply ACT principles in your sessions, setting the stage for transformative client experiences.

For Experienced Therapists:
For seasoned ACT therapists, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to deepen your mastery of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. While the training is foundational and accessible to beginners, it also caters to those with prior experience in the ACT model. Uncover nuanced insights, refine your therapeutic approach, and explore advanced applications of ACT for immediate integration into your sessions. Dr. Robyn Walser’s Experiential Workshop is a chance to elevate your practice and discover new dimensions within the ACT framework.


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Learning Objectives

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introduction to Mindful and Behavior Change Processes in the Service of Meaning


Define the six core processes of ACT, including cognitive defusion, acceptance, present moment awareness, self-as-context, values clarification, and committed action.


Describe the psychological flexibility model and how it relates to human suffering and behavior change.


Explain present moment awareness, helping clients to develop mindfulness skills.


Identify the roles of values in treatment to assist clients in identifying their values and setting goals aligned with their values.


Explain how clients defuse from unhelpful thoughts and develop a healthier relationship with their thinking.


Understand the concept of acceptance and be able to teach clients how to accept their thoughts and emotions without judgment.


Understand behavioral activation strategies used to encourage clients to engage in meaningful and values-based actions.


Explain how to use the Hexaflex model to assess and conceptualize clients’ difficulties and plan appropriate interventions.

Training Schedule

Times are subject to change and are shown in Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Day 1: June 27, 2024

Thursday Morning Agenda details (Subject to Change)
8:00 am MST Online Check-in Opens
(7:00am PT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET)
8:30 am MST (7:30am PT, 9:30am CT, 10:30am ET)
• Training Overview
• Introduction of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Core Processes
10:00 am 15 Minute Break
10:15 am • Didactic – Psychological Flexibility
• Breakout Exercise and Live Role Play with Dr. Walser
12:00 pm 75 Minute Break (Lunch)

Thursday Afternoon
1:15 pm • Didactic – Mindfulness and Awareness
• Group Exercise
2:45 pm 15 Minute Break
3:00 pm Values and Goal Setting in ACT
• Live Demonstration with Dr. Walser
4:45 pm • Open Discussion – Q&A
5:00 pm End Session

Day 2: June 28, 2024

Friday Morning Agenda details (Subject to Change)
8:00 am MST Online Check-in Opens
(7:00am PT, 9:00am CT, 10:00am ET)
8:30 am MST (7:30am PT, 9:30am CT, 10:30am ET)
• Didactic – Cognitive Defusion
• Demonstration Role-play
10:00 am 15 Minute Break
10:15 am • Didactic – Acceptance (Thoughts and Emotion without judgement)
• Group Exercise
12:00 pm 75 Minute Break (Lunch)

Friday Afternoon
1:15 pm • Didactic – Values based actions
• Discussion
• Hexaflex
2:45 pm 15 Minute Break
3:00 pm Hexaflex
• Live Demonstration with Dr. Walser
4:45 pm • Closing remarks and Open Discussion – Q&A
5:00 pm End Session

Additional Readings and References for this course

Luoma, J. B., Hayes, S. C., & Walser, R. D. (2017). Learning ACT: An acceptance & commitment therapy skills-training manual for therapists, Second Edition. New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C. (2005). Get out of your mind and into your life: The new acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

Hayes, S. C., Strosahl, K. D., & Wilson, K. G. (2011). Acceptance and commitment therapy: The process and practice of mindful change. Guilford press.


About the Presenter


Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Expert ACT Clinician and Instructor

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. She maintains an international training, consulting, and therapy practice as a licensed psychologist. Dr. Walser is an expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has co-authored seven books on ACT, including a book on learning ACT. She has most recently authored The Heart of ACT, focusing on the ACT process and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Walser has expertise in traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse and has authored articles, chapters, and books on these topics. She has conducted ACT workshops since 1998, training in multiple formats and for various client problems. Dr. Walser has been called a “passionate, creative, and bold ACT trainer and therapist,” she is best known for her dynamic, warm, and challenging ACT training programs. She is often referred to as the “clinician’s 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. Learn more about TL Consultation Services.

Author of seven books


Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D.


The Heart of ACT: Developing a Flexible, Process-Based, and Client-Centered Practice Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

(Paperback) Oct 2019

Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author) with, Manuela O’Connell, Carlton Coulter DClinPsy, Steven C. Hayes PhD (Foreword)


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems: A Practitioner’s Guide to Using Mindfulness and Acceptance Strategies

(Paperback) Jun 2007

by Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author), Darrah Westrup PhD (Author), Steven C. Hayes PhD (Foreword)

The-Moral-Injury Workbook-dr-robyn-walser

(Paperback) Jul 2020

Wyatt R. Evans PhD (Author), Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author), Kent D. Drescher PhD (Author), Jacob K. Farnsworth PhD (Author)


The ACT Workbook for Anger: Manage Emotions and Take Back Your Life with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

(Paperback) Nov 2021

Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author)
Manuela O’Connell (Author)


Learning ACT: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Skills Training Manual for Therapists

(2nd Edition, Paperback) Dec 2017

Jason B. Luoma PhD (Author), Steven C. Hayes PhD (Author), Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author)


The Mindful Couple: How Acceptance and Mindfulness Can Lead You to the Love You Want

(Paperback) Feb 2009

by Robyn D. Walser PhD (Author), Darrah Westrup PhD (Author)


ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Bridge Psychological and Spiritual Care

(Paperback) Jul 2016

Jason A. Nieuwsma PhD (Editor), Robyn D. Walser PhD (Editor), Steven C. Hayes PhD (Editor), Siang-Yang Tan PhD (Foreword)

Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education & Course Completion Requirements

Please note that while we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information regarding continuing education (CE) approvals, you, as a participant in this program, are responsible for verifying specific needs for your license. Requirements and instructions may vary depending on the accrediting bodies, professional organizations affiliated with your license, and each state’s licensing board. We try to align our workshops with relevant guidelines and standards issued by approved professional organizations listed below. However, it is advisable to confirm that the content and CE hours offered by our workshops meet the specific criteria set forth by your licensing board or organization. While these are general guidelines, 

  1. Attendance and Completion: Attendees must participate in the entire workshop to be eligible for CE hours. No partial credit will be given. This includes timely arrival to each session and staying for the entire duration of the workshop/training sessions.
  2. Verification of Attendance: You are required to follow a sign-in and sign-out process to verify attendance. Instructions will be given to you for your program. 
  3. Evaluation and Feedback: Attendees must complete an evaluation form or survey at the end of the workshop, not later than seven days after the program.
  4. Professional Responsibility: Attendees determine whether the workshop aligns with their professional development needs and whether the content applies to their practice. It is important to emphasize that the completion certificate does not imply endorsement or certification of any specific technique, intervention, or approach.
  5. Course Certificate: There is no additional charge to receive a PDF completion certificate for this training. Attendees will select to receive one certificate from an association that approved this program or one general certificate of completion. The evaluation form on the last day of the training will allow you to designate the association, your full name, and your license number as they should appear on your certificate.

Check back on this page as more CE information and approvals may be added leading up to the program.

NBCC –Suncrest 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. ACEP No. 7258 13 CE Hours
UMHCA – Approved by the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association for 13 continuing education credits Approved 13 CE Credits
Social Workers
NASW –This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886691963-5128) for 13 continuing education contact hours. #886691963-5128 13 CE Contact Hours
NASW-NJ – This program is under review
OPA-MCE – Suncrest Counseling is an Ohio Psychological Association – Mandatory Continuing Education Approved Provider. Provider #562578009 13 CE Credits
UPA – Utah Psychological Association has approved this program for 13 continuing education credits Approved 13 CE Credits
Marriage & Family Therapist
UAMFT – Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapists has approved this program for 13 continuing education hours  Approved 13 CE Hours
Completion Certificate
If your association is not listed, Suncrest can provide a certificate of completion for this workshop for participants who completed the full workshop, attended each session, and also completed the evaluation survey within seven days of the training. The certificate will be for 13 Continuing Education Lecture Hours.


Cancelation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to and will be honored as follows:

We can provide refunds minus a $75 cancellation fee if an attendee cancels at least ten days (Monday, May 27, 2024) in advance. No refunds will be issued if registration is canceled within ten days of the webinar.

In the rare event that we need to cancel a webinar due to circumstances beyond our control, we will make every effort to notify attendees with as much advance notice as possible. Attendees will be allowed to transfer to another webinar or obtain a full refund.

We don’t provide refunds due to:

Attendee technology problems:  It is the responsibility of the webinar attendees 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. We will consider issuing a refund if the technical problem is due to our error.

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:  Attendees who do not participate in the live webinar will not be entitled to a refund.