Mastering ACT – Advanced Skills Workshop

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th March, 2018


Workshop Featured Images Webcast Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th March, 2018
Workshop times: 9.30am – 4.30pm both days
Presenters: Dr Robyn Walser

WC12 (30)In ACT, the combination of acceptance and mindfulness processes along with the values and behavioral commitment processes has a unique way of touching both the therapist and client’s lives in the service of positive life change.  While ACT techniques have been widely disseminated over the past decade, their application within a truly experiential framework often remains a challenge for therapists.  The goal of this advanced training will be to assist participants in developing or furthering skill in experiential and process oriented ACT practice focusing on the intrapersonal, interpersonal process as well as the broad and overarching process.

The workshop will include conceptualization of cases, case consultation, and implementation of ACT centered on interpersonal, intrapersonal and the 6 core processes of ACT. This work will be explored through role-plays, demonstrations, and skills practice, as well as didactics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the most gifted ACT trainers in the world present. Robyn is renown for her warmth, strength and passion as a trainer. If you are ready to be challenged and stretched, to take your ACT skills to the next level, then this workshop is for you!

Here are a few quotes (feedback) from some of Robyn’s trainings:

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

“I would also like to send you [Robyn] a note of thanks for such an inspirational workshop, I am a better ACT therapist and human being because of it. It has been a life changing experience for me both professionally as a therapist and personally in my own travels in life. I have learned so much and will reflect on these amazing experiences for the rest of my life – what an amazing gift!”

 “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!)

“Fantastic. Best training I have ever experienced.  Great presenter, great material, great experience”

 “Great workshop by a great presenter and person.  It’s so nice (and refreshing) to see such a compassion-based therapy alive and well”

 “My thanks also to Robyn for a wonderful ACT Masterclass…I returned to my private practice refreshed and gently tuned in once again to the privilege of working with others’ narratives.  I also had a couple of lovely personal insights to write into my own journal….”


Workshop Objectives

  • Defining and moving toward more process and experiential work in ACT.
  • Bringing the ACT core processes into natural conversations with your clients.
  • Connecting to multiple therapeutic processes rather than relying on techniques and metaphors to carry your sessions.
  •  Selecting, building, and delivering experiential work linked to the client’s experience and housed in the therapeutic relationship.

Please note this is an intermediate to advanced level workshop and we assume registrants have attended some form introductory level training and are familiar with the ACT model by doing some background reading.

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 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 4   books on ACT including Learning ACT, The Mindful Couple, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttramatic Stress disorder and ACT for Clergy and Pastoral Counselors: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Bridge 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” and she is best known for her dynamic, warm and challenging ACT trainings. 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.


  • Early bird – £240 (plus VAT) – ends 19th Feb
  • Standard rate £270 (plus VAT) – from 20th Feb
  • Student rate – £90 (plus VAT) – limited places

The same fee applies if you are joining via Interactive Webcast. Please select this option when you book. Click here to find out more about our Interactive Webcasting.