Darrah Westrup PhD

In this interview hosted by Matthieu Villatte, Darrah Westrup, PhD shared her expertise on clinical supervision. Together, they talked about shaping clinical skills through experiential and didactic training, flexible adherence to evidence-based models, and integration of personal issues into supervision, among other key topics.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe experiential and didactic approaches to supervision.
  • Describe techniques to train flexible skills that remain consistent with evidence-based practices.
  • Describe techniques to integrate personal issues into supervision.


Darrah Westrup, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Colorado and California with an established reputation for her work as a therapist, program director, trainer, researcher, and consultant to practitioners at various firms and organizations. She is a recognized authority on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and has conducted numerous presentations and trainings at international, national, and local conferences, seminars, and workshops. She served for over 5 years as an expert ACT consultant for the VA-wide evidence-based treatment rollout of ACT for depression, and has coauthored two books on ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Trauma-Related Problems and The Mindful Couple.  Her third book "Advanced ACT: The Experienced Practitioner's Guide to Optimizing Delivery was published in 2014, and a fourth, ACT in Groups will be released in 2017.

Licensing and Continuing Education Requirements

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The Evidence-Based Practice Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Evidence-Based Practice Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  The Evidence-Based Practice Institute allocates 1 CE credit for this course following APA guidelines. After you successfully complete the course, fill out an evaluation form, and pass an exam, your CE certificate will be emailed to you.

Licensing and continuing education requirements vary by state. Please contact your state's regulatory authority to verify that this course meets your licensing and/or continuing education requirements.






Please note that the entire course fee will be donated to the Developing Nations Fund of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS)

Past Reviews

Very helpful--conversational--thought-provoking--ACT consistent--affirming. - Sarah Johnson

This is a good way to get your thoughts going around what type of supervisor you want to be, and how to help the supervisee understand the function of his/her own behavior in session as opposed to only focusing on content or sticking to the check list. - Beth Lewis

The course was a way of gaining not only an overview of the supervision/supervisee relationship but also of getting specific usable, doable ways to build on and to strengthen this relationship. - Pam Petkanas