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ACT on Climate Change: Values and Committed Action

  • 08 May 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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Hello ACBS Community! Please join for us for an upcoming workshop, ACT on Climate Change: Values and Committed Action with Robyn D. Walser, PhD

Workshop Information: 

The human condition is context-dependent, that is, dependent on the wellbeing of the planet we live on. Environmental and social justice issues typically inhabit a socio-political sphere. People often feel overwhelmed by the task of facing super wicked problems given the challenge of what appears to be no solution. There are times when we lack the connection between values and the need to take immediate meaningful action. This workshop will explore climate change through an ACT lens, engaging strategies to overcome barriers to action. This workshop will use experiential exercises to inspire practitioners to apply CBS processes to the macro systems of our experience, empowering the process of living from the feet up in creating wellbeing in the larger context of earth, animals and humans.


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. 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 6 books on ACT including a book on learning ACT. She has most recently written a book entitled: The Heart of ACT (  Dr. Walser has expertise in traumatic stress, depression 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.

Intended Audience:

This workshop is suitable for all postgraduate professionals, including psychologists, counselors, social workers, teachers etc. A working knowledge of ACT will be useful but not necessary. 


Saturday May 8, 2021

9:15 - 9:30        Sign-In to Zoom (No CE's)

9:30- 11:30      Beauty and Loss: Exploring Our World from a Values-based Lense (2 hrs)

11:30 - 11:45    Break (No CE's)

11:45 - 1:00    Perspective-Taking: Stepping Forward with Compassionate Immediacy in the Service of Saving the Planet (1.25 hrs)


1. Describe the role and significance of avoidance in maintaining cognitive and behavioural distance from values-derived eco-socio-political issues.

2. Explain and effectively utilize traditional defusion and acceptance processes to macrosystem contexts.

3. Describe barriers to action that can be overcome by values-based behavior concerning climate change reduction efforts.

CE Information:

3 CEs pending for California licensed Psychologists, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs.

CEs are awarded contingent on timely post-event paperwork submission by event organizers.

The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

As of July 2015 the California Board of Behavioral Sciences has designated approval agencies, such as the American Psychological Association. Providers who have APA approval can offer CE Certificates to BBS Licensees and those CEs can be used for license renewal.(




$75 - members

$100 - non members

$40 - students / interns 

$30- Optional CE fee

Join the Chapter and Save $25! (membership in the international ACBS organization also required)


Included in the training fees:
3 hours of online instruction;

Refund Policy
If you cancel your registration:

21 or more days before the date of the event, we’ll refund all of your registration fee or give you credit to a future event;
20 to 7 days before the event, we’ll refund 75% of your fee;
Fewer than 7 days before an event, we’ll refund 50% of your fee.
If you don’t cancel before the event begins, we can’t refund your fees, but we’ll give you a credit toward a future event in the amount of 50% of your registration fee. If we cancel an event for any reason, of course, we’ll refund all of your registration fees. Continuing-education certification fees can be refunded until the day before the event. They become non-refundable on the first day of the event. Continuing-education certification purchased at an event is non-refundable.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Erik Bromberg, LCSW at 
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