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RO DBT Intensive, Chicago IL

Location Chicago, IL (USA)
Part 1
Date 9 Apr - 13 Apr 2018 Trainers Dr. Thomas Lynch, PhD, FBPsS & Dr. Sophie Rushbrook, D.Clin.Psy & Dr. Nicole Little, Ph.D., R.C.C.

Co-Host The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Part 2
Date 15 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 Trainers Dr. Thomas Lynch, PhD, FBPsS & Dr. Sophie Rushbrook, D.Clin.Psy & Dr. Nicole Little, Ph.D., R.C.C.

Co-Host The Family Institute at Northwestern University
* credits based on attending all 5 days
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Course Objectives

Price: Early bird rate: $3100 – for more detailed prices and discounts please see the Prices and Booking tab.

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.

Prices & Booking

Prices are for the complete 10 day intensive workshop (2 x 5 days).

  • Base price $4000
  • With earlybird discount (45 days before event): $3100
  • Student price: $2000 (we will require proof of current studentship; applies to both full- and part-time students)
  • 10% discount per person for group booking (min 6)

Please note:the textbook, skills manual, lunch & overnight accommodation are not included in the price.

Early bird expiry date: February 23, 2018

Click here for our booking and cancellation policy

How to Register

Please click on the Book Today button and complete our registration form to sign up to this training.

Please note: by registering on one of our courses you commit to paying the invoice we will send you. The invoice should be paid within a month or before the early bird expiry date (if applicable), whichever is sooner. From UK and European customers we prefer bank transfers, US customers can pay online using ClearXChange or PayPal.

If you are unable to pay the amount all at once, please get in touch with us ( so we can set up a payment plan for you.

Travel Information

The venues:

April 9 and 10- Performance Hall, Northwestern University Evanston Campus

The 2122 Performance Hall is located in the 2122 Sheridan Building. It is just off the intersection of Sheridan Road and Haven St…with the best entrance being the one with the handicap access ramp with double doors located immediately off Haven and Sheridan.  The Performance Hall is a large “chapel” looking space immediately inside the doors on Haven across from TECH. The purple X on the image attached denotes the Performance Hall location.

April 11 through 13- Guild Lounge, Northwestern University Evanston Campus.

The Guild Lounge is located inside Scott Hall, click HERE for a map


Evanston Hotels:

Hilton Orrington/Evanston


Margarita European Inn


Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston


The Homestead