My guest today is Robyn D. Walser, Ph.D. is the Director of TL Consultation Services, Associate Director at the National Center for PTSD and is Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. As a licensed 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 3 books on ACT including Learning ACT, The Mindful Couple and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She also has expertise in traumatic stress and substance abuse and has authored a number of articles and chapters and books on these topics.

In this episode we explore a range of topics including:

  • Robyn’s first ACT workshop with Steve Hayes
  • Creating a space for growth through our own presence as therapists 
  • What makes working with individuals with a trauma history unique
  • The concept of Moral Injury and how it relates to shame
  • How Robyn stays connected to her work as a therapist


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