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An Introduction to Radically Open DBT (Chicago)

Location Chicago, IL (USA) Date 21 Oct 2017Trainer Michael Maslar, Psy.D.Co-Host Organised by Mindful Path

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Director of the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies program at the Family Institute of Northwestern University 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.

About the Training

Mindful Path is thrilled to host local RO-DBT expert, Michael Maslar Psy.D. from the Family Institute at Northwestern University. In this one day workshop, you will learn powerful techniques that can enhance your clinical skills with clients who may be overly controlled, perfectionistic, have treatment resistant anxiety and depression, anorexia nervosa, inhibited expression, and who may be risk avoidant, exhibit distress over-tolerance, and covert expression of hostility.

Dr. Maslar is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, clinical supervisor, and clinical trainer, who is Director of the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies program at the Family Institute of Northwestern University. He is also Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, at the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He previously coordinated psychology training and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, and has worked with challenging problems in a variety of other outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. A graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, he practices mindfulness-based therapies, therapies rooted in Zen practice, DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other “Third Wave” behavioral therapies. He received instruction as a clinician and trainer from the original developers of DBT, Marsha Linehan’s Behavioraltech. He received instruction as a clinician and trainer in Radically Open DBT, from the original developer of the approach, Thomas Lynch, PhD. He also serves as a member of the Midwest DBT Team Leaders Group, and the Chicago DBT Consortium. He specializes in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, other disorders of emotion dysregulation, Disorders of overcontrol, trauma, anxiety disorders, and high conflict couples and families.

Dr. Maslar has had a personal practice of yoga and Buddhist meditation, including mindfulness, lovingkindness, and concentrative forms, for over twenty years. He has instructed general audiences, as well as well as people in educational, business, and the helping professions, in these practices for over fifteen years.

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