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An Introduction to Radically Open DBT (Retford, Nottinghamshire)

Location Retford, Nottinghamshire, UK Date 16 Oct 2017Trainer Dr. Sophie Rushbrook, D.Clin.PsyCo-Host Rampton Hospital

Course Objectives

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a treatment for patients who suffer from emotional and behavioral over-control. Some clients lack emotional control and need interventions designed to enhance emotional and behavioral control; others, for whom RO DBT is designed, require interventions designed to relax rigid or inflexible control. 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, hard-to-treat groups such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Course objectives:

  • Explain a new biosocial theory for Over-Control
  • Describe the RO DBT treatment structure
  • Describe new RO DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding
  • Describe the RO DBT treatment hierarchy
  • Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  • List examples of strategies designed to improve pro-social cooperative signaling via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s social-safety system


Prices & Booking

The cost for attending this one-day introductory training is £150 plus £30 VAT.

How to Register

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Travel Information

The training will be held at the Mike Harris Learning & Development (MHLD) Centre, Rampton Hospital, Woodbeck, Retford, DN22 0PD.


Time Schedule/Agenda

8:30-09:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 RO DBT – an empirically based treatment
10:00-11:00 The problem of too much self control
11:00-12:30 The neuroregualtory  model and bio-social theory
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:30 Signalling matters and Radical Openness
14:30-15:30 Assessing overcontrol
15:30-16:30 Treatment Structure, overview of RO skills and an example of targeting OC maladaptive behavior