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Advanced training in RO DBT: problem-solving common struggles to improve clinicians’ effectiveness, while having fun!

Location Online Date 30 Apr 2021Trainer Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSWAPA Credits 3

Course Objectives

Intended Audience & Aims: This 3-hour live webinar is aimed at RO DBT clinicians who are actively applying RO DBT in their practice and who would like to get better at RO DBT. The webinar will be most beneficial to those who have been seeing several clients and/or have been delivering RO DBT skills classes for some time and has been developed to go beyond the basics of RO DBT.  It will be exploring the details and problem-solving the struggles of doing RO DBT effectively and moving towards adherence, while also addressing specific challenges clinicians are finding when learning and applying this treatment.

Content Level: Advanced – it is assumed that you have completed at least part of the RO DBT training (completed Part 1 intensive or started Level 2 blended learning) and have a professional qualification in the mental health field (e.g. psychology, social work).

Price: $75

Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2021

Description: Getting better at RO DBT is one of the best ways to getting your clients out of their hell. The teaching during this interactive webinar will be based on supervisors’ observations of common problems that are blocking RO clinicians’ effectiveness, as well as any issues or problems you as an audience member bring to the webinar.

This is a problem-solution oriented webinar, and active audience participation is expected in the form of polls, role-plays and other exercises. Before the webinar you will be asked to complete a pre-webinar survey in which you can indicate what types of issues you have come across regularly. For some questions you will be asked to write a vignette (a brief ‘story’) and be ready to role-play this with the trainer if your vignette gets selected.

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

  1. Identify your own RO DBT struggling points from the list of most common errors seen in supervision
  2. Problem-solve stylistic and structural issues, including problems with client buy-in, session structure, treatment structure, treatment targeting, subtypes, diary cards, alliance ruptures, and chain and solution analyses.

Live Webinar Schedule, April 30th, 2021 (times are US Central Time):

9.00-10.30 AM Live Teaching

10.30-10.45 AM BREAK

10.45 AM-12.150 PM Live Teaching

Trainer: Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW

Prerequisites: You must have completed at least part 1 of the RO DBT intensive training or have started Level 2 of the blended learning program and have a professional qualification in the mental health field (e.g. psychology, social work).

Conflicts of interest: We don’t receive any direct commercial support for our training companies Radically Open Ltd or Radically Open Blended Learning. 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 Radically Open Ltd.

Method of Delivery: this is an interactive live meeting delivered via Zoom. You will need to have a sufficiently strong internet connection to be able to attend, see Zoom System Requirements. You will be able to submit questions in advance via the online pre-webinar survey as well as during the webinar itself. Active participation is expected in the form of polls, role-plays and other exercises. Due to time constraints, it may not be possible to answer all questions but the trainers will do their best to answer those questions that are likely to be relevant to the majority of attendees.

Accessibility: The meeting will have live captions which can be turned on or off by the viewers.

Certificate: After the webinar you will be invited to complete a short quiz and CE evaluation form. These will be completed via your online account.  You will receive a certificate of completion listing 3 CE hours if you answer 75% of the quiz questions correctly. You will be able to re-take the quiz up to 3 times in order to pass.

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Prices & Booking

Price: $75

Registration Deadline: April 29th, 2021