On-Demand Webinar: Distinguishing Maladaptive Overcontrolled from Maladaptive Undercontrolled Coping

Trainers: Karyn Hall Ph.D. & Roelie Hempel PhD

This on-demand webinar builds on existing knowledge of how to assess for overcontrol and is intended for mental health clinicians who have a working knowledge of RO DBT.

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Description and Learning Objectives

Aim: The aim of this on-demand webinar (duration: just under 2 hours) is to teach mental health practitioners who are familiar with RO DBT how to better distinguish between overcontrolled and undercontrolled clients.

Brief summary: Karyn Hall, PhD, an experienced RO DBT supervisor and trainer, will address some of the various challenges in diagnosing maladaptive overcontrolled coping. Roelie Hempel, PhD, founder and co-director of Radically Open Ltd and trial manager of the multi-site RCT ‘RefraMED’ will present assessment data from the Reframed study that demonstrates how overcontrol can sometimes mask as undercontrol, and what to look out for. At the end of the webinar Dr Hall will present an RO DBT interview guide to help you distinguish OC from UC during your assessments (which will be made available to you).

Learning Objectives. After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify which borderline criteria are especially likely to be misdiagnosed in overcontrolled clients
  2. List the key points for distinguishing overcontrol from undercontrol presentations
  3. Distinguish overcontrol from undercontrol using the Interview Guide for Distinguishing OC from UC

Content Level: this live interactive webinar is at the intermediate level: it is assumed that you have at least completed Level 1 of the RO DBT Blended Learning program or have attended Part 1 of an RO DBT intensive training.

Target Audience and Requirements: Mental health professionals who are applying RO DBT in their daily practice and who have already completed Level 1 of the Blended Learning program or have attended Part 1 of the RO DBT Intensive training.

Trainers: Karyn Hall, PhD and Roelie Hempel, PhD (See Trainer Bio tab for more information)

Conflicts of interest: We don’t receive any direct commercial support for our training company RO DBT Online B.V. However, Dr. Thomas Lynch, the RO DBT treatment developer and chief RO DBT trainer, receives royalty fees for the RO DBT Textbook and Skills Manual from New Harbinger publishers. He is married to Mrs Erica Smith-Lynch, co-owner and director of RO DBT Online B.V. and Radically Open Ltd.

Method of Delivery: this is an on-demand webinar. You will get access to the video-recording via our online learning platform.

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Certificate: 1.75 CE credits

You will receive a certificate of completion listing 1.75 CE credits provided you view the entire recording, complete the evaluation form and pass the knowledge quiz, answering 75% of questions correctly.

You can download your certificate of completion from your online account once you have met the requirements above.

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Instructor Bio: Karyn Hall, PhD

Karyn Hall, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and certified coach. She is intensively trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) and certified as a clinical supervisor in RO DBT by Dr. Thomas Lynch. She is the second therapist in the United States to be certified as a clinical supervisor in RO DBT.

Karyn is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified Therapist. She was the first certified DBT clinician in Texas. She is also certified in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and trained in DBT-PE.

Karyn is the owner/director of the Dialectical Behavior Therapies Center in Houston, Tx, the first to offer RO DBT in Texas. A private practice, the Center offers sessions for individuals, families, and couples. The Center has both DBT and RO DBT consultation teams.

For over thirty years Karyn has worked with both adults and adolescents suffering from complex disorders such as personality disorders, chronic depression, chronic anxiety, and eating disorders. She has also served as a supervisor/consultant for therapists of various disciplines, nationally and internationally.

She blogs for Psychology Today and PsychCentral and is the author of Mindfulness Exercises for DBT Therapists, SAVVY, and The Emotionally Sensitive Person. She is the co-author of The Power of Validation and has published research on understanding emotional sensitivity and the use of virtual reality for teaching mindfulness. Her podcast, The Emotionally Sensitive Person, is available on iTunes. Karyn has presented and trained nationally and internationally

Currently Karyn is working on various research projects concerning RO DBT, including the effectiveness of a family skills class and investigating the biosocial theory of RO DBT.  In her free time, Karyn practices cooking edible meals to share with her tribe and spoiling Atlas and Plato, her Bolognese dogs.

Instructor Bio: Roelie Hempel, PhD


Roelie Hempel, PhD, completed her PhD in Psychology in 2008 at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and subsequently worked as a senior research fellow at the Universities of Exeter (2008-2011) and Southampton (2011-2017) in the UK.

She was the Trial Manager for RefraMED, the multi-site randomised controlled trial investigating the efficacy and mechanisms of Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT).

In 2017 she decided to switch from an academic to a business career and started working full-time for Radically Open Ltd. Her passions within the company are dissemination of RO DBT both to the academic and professional worlds, and developing online contents and e-learning modules to make RO DBT more accessible to the worldwide community of clinicians wanting to learn RO DBT.

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