Description and Learning Objectives
Therapeutic Stance and Therapeutic Teasing: This webinar focuses on the therapeutic stance in RO DBT and finishes with an introduction into therapeutic teasing. Dr. Lynch introduces the idea of the therapist as tribal ambassador and teaches about the social signaling dialectic used in RO DBT when challenging a client: playful irreverence versus compassionate gravity. Webinar Duration: 59 minutes
Therapeutic Teasing Part 2: Moving from Theory to Practice: This webinar is a very practice-based webinar: using audio and video clips, Dr Lynch teaches you how and when to tease your clients effectively. Webinar Duration: 1 hour 41 minutes
Therapeutic Silliness: In RO DBT, we take silliness very seriously! Dr Lynch teaches you why and how acting silly around overcontrolled clients can help them achieve their valued goals and viscerally experience what it feels like to be part of a tribe. Webinar Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Course length: 4 hours 10 minutes
CE credits: 4.25
Created/launched: August 27, 2020.
Learning Objectives. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Apply the RO therapeutic stance of ‘tribal ambassador’ and practice kindness first and foremost
- Explain how teasing and gossip differ when it comes to providing corrective feedback about blind spots
- Use therapeutic teasing to provide corrective feedback or challenge a client in a friendly, kind manner
- Assess when to use therapeutic teasing and when to use compassionate gravity when challenging a client.
- Explain the difference between a tease, and a joke, a niggle, sarcasm, validation, confronting, and feedback.
- Use therapeutic silliness to help your overcontrolled clients identify and achieve their valued-goals
- Use participating without planning mindfulness practices during skills classes to help your overcontrolled clients learn how to chill-out and join-in with others
- Explain the difference between therapeutic teasing and therapeutic silliness.
Entry Requirements & Additional Information
Target audience: clinicians with a professional qualification in a mental health or related field (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) who have already attended an RO DBT intensive training and who would like to refresh their knowledge.
Content Level: Intermediate - it is expected you are familiar with RO DBT.
Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed Level 1 of the Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Blended Learning program or attended an RO DBT Intensive Training in the past.
Method of Delivery: this course consists of a non-interactive pre-recorded video. You will need to have a sufficiently strong internet connection to be able to stream the video.
Accessibility: All videos have the option to turn on English Closed Captions. If you have any questions, need help or want to discuss accessibility issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge Quizzes: After each part you will be invited to complete a knowledge quiz via your online account. You will need to answer 80% of questions correctly in order to pass and move on to the next part.
Recommended Reading Materials:
- Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory and Practice for Treating Disorders of Overcontrol (T. Lynch, 2018; published by New Harbinger)
- The Skills Training Manual for Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinician\\\\\\\'s Guide for Treating Disorders of Overcontrol (T. Lynch, 2018; published by New Harbinger)
These books will be used throughout the training as reference works. You will not receive excerpts from the Textbook or Skills Manual as part of the Level 2 and 3 courses. It is assumed that clinicians wishing to learn RO DBT will have purchased these books already. If you have not, you can purchase them through various book sellers, including Amazon and New Harbinger, the publisher.
Conflicts of interest: We don’t receive any direct commercial support for our training companies RO DBT Online B.V. or Radically Open Ltd. 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 or RO DBT Online B.V. and Radically Open Ltd.
Certificate/Letter of Completion: You will be able to download a certificate of completion for 4.25 CE credits provided you have passed the knowledge quiz and have completed the CE evaluation form. If you want your professional license number to be added to your certificate, please add this to your profile via your account management page.
Accreditation: We are accredited by the American Psychological Association and by the Approved Continuing Accreditation / Association of Social Work Boards. ACE and APA credit is not awarded for prerequisite reading, homework, assignments, supervision, and consultation.
Instructor Bio: Dr Thomas Lynch
Thomas R. Lynch, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Psychology at University of Southampton. He was the Director of the Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program at Duke University (USA) from 1998-2007.
Dr Lynch is the treatment developer of Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)—a new transdiagnostic treatment approach informed by 20+ years of clinical research. He is the author of the RO-DBT treatment manual titled “Radically Open- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Disorders of Overcontrol” as a well as the RO DBT Skills Training Manual (2018; Context Press).
Dr Lynch has been the recipient of multiple large research grants from a range of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, the Hartford Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the National Institute for Health Research. He was also the Chief Investigator of a multi- centre randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy and mechanisms of RO-DBT funded by the NIHR- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme (http://www.reframed.org.uk/; Lynch).
He is a recipient of the John M. Rhoades Psychotherapy Research Endowment and a Beck Institute Scholar. He is recognized internationally as a world-leading expert in difficult-to-treat disorders; such as, personality disorders, chronic depression, and anorexia nervosa and is in frequent demand as a speaker internationally—e.g., Europe, USA, and Canada.
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