6 Hours | 6 CEs

This self-paced training program on Zimbardo Systemic Engagement is presented by Philip Zimbardo, PhD.

This program exposes participants to cutting edge, evidence-based perspectives on wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, systemic engagement, social justice heroism, resilience, prejudice, the power of unjust situational forces and how to resist them, values congruence, growth mindset orientation, and socio-centrism. The program builds on a rich fund of literature, primarily social psychology perspectives reliant on Professor Philip Zimbardo’s life work, as well as many other lines of research. These perspectives have been adapted to a friendly psycho-educational format, in order to facilitate new insights about well-being, our shared sense of humanity, and the nature of systemic engagement. This is not a clinical program, and it is not psychotherapy. Rather, lessons in this program are presented in the format of psycho-educational lessons, to increase intellectual understanding of topic matters, as well as one’s sense of resilience, self and social awareness, care for yourself and for those around you, recognition and acceptance of our shared humanity. This program strives to facilitate further exploration of opportunities to connect more deeply and more effectively with various people in your personal and professional social spheres.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe enhanced skills of empathic listening

  • Offer accurate reflections, emotional tracking, and capacity for caring

  • Describe their own thinking process (e.g. critical/fixed based mindset or growth/reassurance oriented)

  • Describe their own automatic responses of mindlessness and choice mechanisms that can lead to this

  • Describe the specific nature of group conformity, and our automatic tendency to go along with group norms without exercising critical thinking

  • Describe the specific stages of conformity, how they show up in the research, as well as how they might show up in personal life experiences

  • Describe how the mechanisms of non-egalitarian modes of conduct emerge and sustain themselves in everyday social circumstances

  • Describe different forms of misattribution and how their resultant outcomes show up in personal and extended social spheres

Presented By

Philip Zimbardo, PhD

Dr. Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as the “voice and face of contemporary American psychology” through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment, authoring the oldest current textbook in psychology, “Psychology and Life”, in its 18th Edition, and his popular trade books on shyness. He is also the past president of the American Psychological Association, the Western Psychological Association and served as the Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) representing 63 scientific, math and technical associations (with 1.5 million members). Zimbardo is currently an Emeritus Professor at Palo Alto University. He is also Emeritus Professor at Stanford University (professor since 1968) and taught previously at Yale, NYU, Columbia University, and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
  • Intended Audience

    This self-paced course is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This self-paced course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

  • CE / CPD Credit

    APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC Click here for state and other regional board approvals.


  • 1


    • Review Before Proceeding

  • 2


    • Lesson 1 Video

    • Program Outline

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3


    • Lesson 2 Video

    • Fixed VS Dynamic

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Situational Awareness

    • Lesson 3 Video

    • Recognizing Our Environment

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 5

    Social Conformity

    • Lesson 4 Video

    • Social Conformity

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 6

    The Bystander Effect

    • Lesson 5 Video

    • The Bystander Effect

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 7

    Prejudice and Discrimination

    • Lesson 6 Video

    • Prejudice and Discrimination

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 8

    Misattributions and Stereotype Threat

    • Lesson 7 Video

    • Misattribution and Stereotype Threat

    • Q&A

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 9


    • Lesson 8 Video

    • Consolidation

    • Q&A

    • References

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 10


    • Instructions

    • Evaluation

    • Submission Verification

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

  • Expert Instructors

    Professional training developed and delivered by the field's leading experts

  • CE Credit

    Earn CE credit for meaningful professional training that will elevate your practice

  • Convenience & Flexibility

    Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Looking to train a group?

Custom training options for groups of 5 to 500+

Contact us to talk about group training rates and how we can make annual training and new staff onboarding simple!