Are You Interested In Doing Your Part To Empower Women? Want To Explore Gender Dynamics And Issues Unique To Women In Today’s World? Curious About Women’s Empowerment In Mental Health And Trauma Treatment? Wondering How We Can Make More Room For Women’s Voices, And Value Women’s Experience And Qualities As They Are?
In this episode, Debbie interviews Dr. Robyn Walser about women’s empowerment. They explore the meaning of female empowerment, and talk about why this is particularly important at this time in history. Dr. Walser provides some ideas for mental health clinicians working with women, and discusses unique issues unique to working with women who have trauma histories. Dr. Walser and Debbie discuss some of the challenges women face in speaking out and being heard, even within the field of psychology.
About Robyn Walser
Robyn Walser, Ph.D. is the Director of TLConsultation Services, works at the VA’s National Center for PTSD, and is Associate Clinical Professor at 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 three books on ACT including Learning ACT, The Mindful Couple, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has expertise in traumatic stress and substance abuse, and has authored a number of articles, chapters, and books on these topics. Her next book, The Heart of ACT: Developing a Flexible, Process-Based, and Client-Centered Practice using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is forthcoming next winter.
Click here for more information about the ACT BootCamp for Women: Power Through Psychological Flexibility for mental health providers, offered August 16-19, 2018 in San Diego, California.