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The pts we are using RO with have done a 180! They are so happy they have a treatment that is actually working for them.

Clinician from Virginia, US


Paradigm Shift! Viewing problems as OC UC moves from pathologizing the human condition to embracing our challenges as opportunities for learning [and] growth in relationships with ourselves and others.

Social Worker, New Jersey Intensive Training May 2017

Workshop Delegate

Extremely enjoyable presentation style

What a wonderful training. The best Intensive I have ever attended. I am so inspired by each and every one of you to learn this throroughly and practice this!!

Psychologist, New Jersey Intensive Training, May 2017

Workshop Delegate

Best training folder I’ve ever worked from!

I have found it to be very user-friendly. The patients themselves have said that they have found it very impactful... For me, I have found that it’s been very helpful to me to provide the therapy but also for my own personal life. RO DBT focuses in on social functioning and getting better relationships. Very few other therapeutic techniques teach patients actual skills — how to use their own body to help to them interact differently with and influence their environment. People pick the skills up fairly quickly.

Amy Gaglia

NHS Therapist and DBT specialist at East London Foundation Trust

Having been through several different therapies (CBT, standard DBT, counselling) this was by far the one that made a lot more sense :)



The teaching material and practice regarding RO were really impactful – forget about my patients – I’m learning so much about myself, my world and my own style that the Transatlantic trip was worthwhile for this alone!


Workshop Delegate

It's hard-going but a worthwhile commitment. I've had many years of psychiatrists watching brief and twiddling with medication which has either been unhelpful, disastrous, or pointless from my perspective. This has been in depth purposeful help to understand myself much better and equip me with skills to challenge myself and thinking.



Wonderful taste of RO – can’t wait to get more!

It’s been validating as I feel I intuitively have done some of the things with my clients (adolescents) and thought provoking how to adapt this to my highly controlled perfectionist teens. The differences from this and DBT are fascinating


Workshop Delegate

It also made me think about us as clinicians... we inhibit our feelings to remain the calmest person in the room, when we may feel anything but. It seems crucial that we practice some radical openness with someone in our life to promote our own emotional health read more

Mark Sanbrook FRANZCP

Senior Staff Specialist Psychiatrist, Hornsby Mental Health Service Private Practice, Australia