In the practice I work at our RO program has grown pretty quickly, which has been super cool to see! We started out as a practice mainly doing standard DBT, and since we found RO we've realized how many of our clients are OC and need RO instead. The shift from DBT to RO for a lot of our population has been neat to witness - clients able to do work in areas needed, and our clinicians not trained in RO being supportive of us and interested in learning more.
I wanted to share with you that role play and the entire training was one of the most profoundly impactful experiences of my life. I seriously could have kept role playing all day- getting Tom's live supervision was one of the coolest experiences I've ever had! I started an RO skills class at my group practice in June, and am absolutely taken aback by the impact this group is having on my clients. It is unreal to be so connected to a treatment, and to believe so wholeheartedly in it. Please send my regards and utmost gratitude to Tom and your senior team, for your guidance, inspiration, and ultimately, changing the course of my professional career.
The pts we are using RO with have done a 180! They are so happy they have a treatment that is actually working for them.
Paradigm Shift! Viewing problems as OC UC moves from pathologizing the human condition to embracing our challenges as opportunities for learning [and] growth in relationships with ourselves and others.
Extremely enjoyable presentation style
What a wonderful training. The best Intensive I have ever attended. I am so inspired by each and every one of you to learn this throroughly and practice this!!
Best training folder I’ve ever worked from!
I have found it to be very user-friendly. The patients themselves have said that they have found it very impactful... For me, I have found that it’s been very helpful to me to provide the therapy but also for my own personal life. RO DBT focuses in on social functioning and getting better relationships. Very few other therapeutic techniques teach patients actual skills — how to use their own body to help to them interact differently with and influence their environment. People pick the skills up fairly quickly.
Having been through several different therapies (CBT, standard DBT, counselling) this was by far the one that made a lot more sense :)
The teaching material and practice regarding RO were really impactful – forget about my patients – I’m learning so much about myself, my world and my own style that the Transatlantic trip was worthwhile for this alone!
It's hard-going but a worthwhile commitment. I've had many years of psychiatrists watching brief and twiddling with medication which has either been unhelpful, disastrous, or pointless from my perspective. This has been in depth purposeful help to understand myself much better and equip me with skills to challenge myself and thinking.
Wonderful taste of RO – can’t wait to get more!