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RO DBT Intensive New Jersey – SOLD OUT

Location New Jersey
Part 1
Date 22 May - 26 May 2017 Trainers Dr. Thomas Lynch, Ph.D., FBPsS
Dr. Sophie Rushbrook, D.Clin.Psy
Dr. Pip Thomas, Dip. Clin. Psych., MA
Co-Host Rowan University
Part 2
Date 8 Jan - 12 Jan 2018 Trainers Dr. Thomas Lynch, PhD, FBPsS
Dr. Sophie Rushbrook, D.Clin.Psy
Dr. Pip Thomas, Dip. Clin. Psych., MA
Co-Host Rutger's University
* credits based on attending all 5 days
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Course Objectives

Our intensive training is a two-part fast-track programme, consisting of 2 x 5-day workshops. After completing the intensive training, practitioners may choose to progress to advanced level training and supervision.

Course overview

This intensive training provides a strong foundation in the theory and practice of RO DBT including:

  • A transdiagnostic approach to treatment
  • The neuroregulatory model
  • The bio-social theory for overcontrol
  • Treatment strategies for activation of the PNS social safety system
  • The importance of pro-social co-operative signalling – strategies and skills
  • Assessing overcontrol
  • Treatment structure
  • Radical Openness and self enquiry
  • Strategies for maintaining the OC client in therapy
  • Individualising treatment targets
  • RO states of mind
  • RO skills
  • Treating envy and bitterness
  • Role play and case studies
  • Micro-analytic supervision

Delegates are required to read several texts prior to the course.

Previous training in DBT is not a requirement for the RO DBT intensive.

Apart from a professional qualification in a mental health or related field there are no further prerequisites for the course, and it is not necessary for participants to have had any previous DBT training.

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Travel Information

For Part 2:

In case of bad weather, please check here for updates on campus closure: 

The closes airport to Rutgers is: Newark International Airport (also about 30 minutes from the airport to New Brunswick). Amtrak and local trains run into New Brunswick from NYC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia

The training venue will be the Rutgers Hillel building

Below is a screen shot of the three major hotels in NB.

New Brunswick is on a major train line (NJ Transit North East Corridor) that travels to Newark International Airport, New York Penn Station, and Princeton NJ.  While the team wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend staying in NYC for the week, it is “doable”.  Our hesitations are with the weather at that time of the year which can affect train schedules, as well as recent massive delays due to repairs on an ageing system.  One way from New Brunswick to NYC takes approximately one hour.  Here is the main NJ Transit link:   The venue we have on hold is one quarter mile from the train station.  Two of the hotels below are under one mile or less.  Also, New Brunswick has lots of great food options.

Princeton is a half an hour drive.  It is beautiful and a great place to go, even if just  for an evening.  The Rutgers team will provide details about food there and elsewhere prior to the training.  There are Airbnb options in Princeton, see sample link.  The train ride is about 30 minutes.  Again, if someone stayed there with a car, the weather will be unpredictable.–NJ–United-States/homes?allow_override%5B%5D=&checkin=2018-01-07&checkout=2018-01-15&s_tag=qCLrF3CW