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Robyn D. Walser, PhD

Robyn D. Walser, PhD

Portrait of Robyn D. Walser, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dissemination and Training Division

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Academic Appointment

  • University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Clinical Professor


  • University of Nevada, Reno, Clinical Psychology, PhD, 1998
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Clinical Psychology, MA 1994
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Psychology, BS, 1988

Expertise and Interests

  • Dissemination and training of best practice in the treatment of PTSD
  • Mindfulness practices in PTSD
  • Technology into care
  • Moral injury
  • Provider resilience

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Awards and Honors

  • Letter of Appreciation, Navy, 9-11 Intervention
  • Certificate of Appreciation, DOD, 9-11 intervention
  • Outstanding Poster Award AABT, Science-into-Practice theme
  • Outstanding Thesis in Psychology Award - UNLV

Selected Publications

Karlin, B. E., Walser, R. D., Yesavage, J., Zhang, A., Trockel, M., & Taylor, C. B. (2013). Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression: Comparison among older and younger veterans. Aging & Mental Health, 1-10. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.789002

Walser, R. D., Karlin, B. E., Trockel, M., Mazina, B., & Barr Taylor, C. (2013). Training in and implementation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for depression in the Veterans Health Administration: Therapist and patient outcomes. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 555-563. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2013.05.009

Boden, M. T., Bernstein, A., Walser, R. D., Bui, L., Alvarez, J., & Bonn-Miller, M. O. (2012). Changes in facets of mindfulness and posttraumatic stress disorder treatment outcome. Psychiatry Research, 200, 609-613. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2012.07.011

Walser, R., Tran, C. T., & Cook, J. (2012). Posttraumatic stress symptoms and life functioning in older female ex-prisoners of war. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 4, 466-468. doi:10.1037/a0027490

Walser, R. D. & Chartier, M. (2010). Laying out in anxiety: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for values-based living. In G. Burns (Ed.), Happiness, healing, enhancement: Your casebook collection for applying positive psychology in therapy (pp. 176-189). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. doi:10.1002/9781118269664.ch15

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