Contact Hours: 20

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes

Based on the Book: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress By Robyn D. Walser, Darrah Westrup - 2007 - 255 pages.  This indispensable resource for mental health professionals offers a practical, accessible and theoretically complete approach to using ACT to treat PTSD and acute trauma-related symptoms


  • Provide an overview of PTSD
  • Discuss Experiential Avoidance
  • Explore the verbal nature of trauma
  • Examine mindfulness in relation to ACT
  • Compare and contrast ACT with CBT
  • Explore and describe the core components of ACT: Creative Hopelessness, Control as the Problem, Willingness, Self as Context, Valued Living and Committed Action.