Description and Learning Objectives
In the first part of this webinar, Dr Lynch defines the core concept of Radical Openness and explains how to know you are closed when you think you are open. He provides tips for identifying closed-mindedness and explains how to ask your friends for a little help with this. Dr Lynch will explain how to use the Flexible-Mind DEF skill from Lesson 1 of the skills training manual.
In the second part, Dr Lynch explains the concepts of self-enquiry and outing oneself, and how we can cultivate healthy self-doubt. Self-enquiry is a core RO DBT skill and Dr Lynch explains how it can be done in the heat of the moment, with a partner, or by yourself with the help of a self-enquiry journal. You will learn how to locate your edge and what the role is of the listener when someone else is doing a self-enquiry practice. Dr Lynch will also provide commentary on two videos: the first shows a partner self-enquiry demonstration and the second video demonstrates how self-enquiry can be integrated into a therapy session.
Webinar Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
CE credits: 1.75
Created/launched: May 29, 2020
Learning Objectives. After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Use the ‘Tips for Identifying Closed-Mindedness’ to assess whether you are being closed-minded.
- Apply the ‘Flexible-Mind DEFinitely skill to teach Radically Open living’ to your clients.
- Apply the ‘Step by Step Protocol for Self-Enquiry In the Heat of the Moment’ during challenging or emotionally charged social interactions
- List the three different ways in which self-enquiry can be done
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 1.75 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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