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An Introduction to Radically Open DBT

Location Seattle, WA Date 11 Oct 2019Trainer Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDSCo-Host Opal: Food+Body Wisdom

Course Objectives

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm  (*see below for detailed schedule of day)
Location: Waterfront Activities Center– Waterfront Great Room. University Of Washington, Seattle.  Steps away from the UW light rail station. Parking info here!
Cost: $200
Registration begins at 8:30 am
1 hour break for lunch (not provided)

Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.), health practitioners (i.e dietitians, medical providers, massage therapists, nutritionists), and students who are interested in learning how to help their overcontrolled clients. No prior training in DBT or RO-DBT is necessary. Instructional level for this event will be similar to a graduate and post-graduate level lecture class.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence-based treatment for people who suffer from emotional and behavior over-control. While traditional DBT works well for clients who lack emotional control and need interventions to enhance emotional and behavioral control; others, for whom RO DBT was designed, require interventions designed to relax rigid or inflexible control.

A counterintuitive idea behind the therapy is that it’s possible to have too much self-control. Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on our urges, emotions, and wants in favor of longer-term goals. Most of the time, self-control is good, but some people can suffer from excessive self-control. For these people, inhibiting and controlling impulses and emotions has become so habitual and automatic that they have problems relaxing control when needed. This can result in overcontrolled people being overly inhibited, perfectionistic, cautious, and feeling exhausted by social interactions.

RO DBT has been researched over the past 20 years for patients with chronic depression or anorexia nervosa. Research results suggest that it is effective in these, and other, treatment-resistant groups such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day introduction, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain a new biosocial theory for overcontrol
  2. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  3. Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.
  4. Describe the four core deficits of overcontrol
  5. Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure
  6. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy
  7. Explain the most common indirect social signaling styles in overcontrol

Prices & Booking

Cost: $200

How to Register

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Travel Information

Location: Waterfront Activities Center– Waterfront Great Room. University Of Washington, Seattle.  Steps away from the UW light rail station.