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Life After Trauma: Using ACT to Revitalize Interrupted Lives

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Life After Trauma: Using ACT to Revitalize Interrupted Lives A Workshop with Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D.- Presented by the PA Chapter of ACBS

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Location: Zoom (invite will be sent to all registrants)

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:00AM -4:30PM

Early Registration (until April 10): $140 for professionals; $35 for students.

After April 10: $150 for professionals and $40 for students.

CE credits are available for an additional $25.

6.0 CEs for Psychologists (see below for other disciplines covered by APA CE’s)

The concept of emotional avoidance offers organization to the functional analysis of trauma-related problems and lends coherence to understanding the sequelae of trauma. Many individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD or who are having trauma-related difficulties struggle with traumatic memories, painful feelings, and unwanted thoughts. They often take great efforts to avoid these private experiences. The avoidance or control of these negatively evaluated internal experiences, understandably, has a powerful impact on their lives, often robbing them of vitality. One therapeutic alternative to emotional or experiential avoidance is acceptance. Acceptance can create a new context from which the trauma survivor may view the world and the self. If efforts to control private experience are relinquished as a means to mental health, then efforts to take healthy action, while still acknowledging emotion and thought, can lead to valued and life-enhancing behavioural changes. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one such intervention. This workshop will focus on the application of ACT to trauma-related problems and PTSD. The workshop will include didactic material, including how to incorporate ACT with other PTSD interventions, experiential exercises, and Dr. Walser bringing all of this material to life with role-play demonstrations.

About the Presenter:

Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D. is Director of TL Consultation Services, staff at the National Center for PTSD, and is Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. As a licensed clinical 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 6 books on ACT including The Heart of ACT; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress disorder, The Moral Injury Workbook [using ACT], Learning ACT, The Mindful Couple, and ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors: Bridging Psychological and Spiritual Care. 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 been described as a “passionate, creative, and bold ACT trainer and therapist.” She is often referred to as a 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. 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. She has had a number of leadership roles in international and national organizations and she served as Member At Large and President for the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science, the main association that houses ACT.

Learning objectives

• Participants will be able to describe how human language participates in suffering and effects our relationship with private internal experiences in trauma-related problems;

• Participants will be able to describe the core processes in ACT and how to use them in a trauma population;

• Participants will be able to describe how values can be used to guide trauma survivors in therapeutic work;

• Participants will be able to describe how mindfulness can be used to work with trauma survivors;

• Participants will be able to describe how ACT can be integrated with other evidence-based treatments for PTSD.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest:

Dr. Walser receives royalties on books from New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, California, related to this presentation. No other COI’s exist.

Cancellation policy:

To receive a full refund, a written request must be received before April 10. After April 10, $25 will be deducted from refunds for professionals and $5 will be deducted from students. Refunds will be processed within 5 days.

Audience for which this program is intended includes psychologists, clinical social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and certified alcohol & drug counselors.

The following State Boards accept continuing education credits for programs approved by APA: PA State Board of Social Workers; PA State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors; PA State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists; NJ Board of Licensed Professional Counselors; NJ Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners; DE Board of Social Work Examiners; and DE Board of Professional Counselors of Mental Health.

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