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LIVE WEBINAR: An Introduction To Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) For Disorders Of Over-Control

Location Online - Live Webinar Date 7 Oct 2020Trainer Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA & Lori Prado, LMHC, LPC-S, CEDSCo-Host Radically Open Blended LearningAPA Credits 3

Course Objectives


Aims: This 3 hour live webinar gives an overview of the treatment, defines and explores the concept of Radical Openness, explains the principles of treatment targeting and identifies which population might benefit from RO DBT

Brief summary of RO DBT: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a treatment for patients who suffer from emotional and behavioral over-control. Some clients lack emotional control and need interventions designed to enhance emotional and behavioral control; others, for whom RO DBT is designed, require interventions designed to relax rigid or inflexible control. RO DBT has been researched over the past 25 years for patients with chronic depression or anorexia nervosa. Research results suggest that it is effective in these, and other, hard-to-treat groups such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Date & Time: October 7th, 2020, 12noon-3.15 pm US Central Time / 6.00-9.15pm Greenwich Mean Time (UK)

Live Webinar Schedule, October 7th, 2020 (times as US Central Time):

12.00-1.15 pm Live Teaching

1.15-1.30 pm Question and Answer opportunity

1.30-1.45 pm BREAK

1.45-3.00 pm Live Teaching

3.00-3.15 pm Question and Answer opportunity

Trainers: Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA & Lori Prado, LMHC, LPC-S, CEDS

Prerequisites: Apart from a professional qualification in a mental health or related field (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) there are no further prerequisites for the course.

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.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the problem of overcontrol according to the four core deficits and the biosocial theory for overcontrol
  2. Describe what Radical Openness is (and is not)
  3. Start practicing new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding
  4. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy and modes of treatment

CE Hours: 3


After the webinar you will be invited to complete a short quiz. You will receive a certificate of completion listing 3 CE hours if you answer 80% of the quiz questions correctly.

Prices & Booking

Early Bird Rate: $50 before or on September 15th, 2020

Standard rate: $60 after September 15th, 2020

How to Register

Book your place online via the Book Today link.

You will receive further access instructions nearer a week before the training starts.