Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Line and Support Staff: The Basics and Assessment of Overcontrol

Trainers: Thomas R. Lynch PhD, FBPsS

This on-demand course is intended for mental health clinic staff who are involved with assessment and triage at their clinic, who need to have a good understanding of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) and of the overcontrolled clients for whom it has been developed, with the aim of improving the referral process for clients who may benefit from RO DBT. 

This training course consists of two parts: 

‘The Basics’ with five videos ranging from 25-45 minutes, and 
‘Assessment of Overcontrol’ with two videos of 47 and 69 minutes.

Course Instructor: Dr Thomas Lynch, RO DBT treatment developer

This is not an APA or ACE-ASWB accredited course: the certificate will not list CE or CPD credits. 

$120.00 excl. sales tax

Group Discounts
5 to 9 persons10%
10 to 14 persons12.5%
15+ persons15%

SKU: ROSUPPORT_Assessment

Description

This on-demand course is intended for mental health clinic staff who are involved with assessment and triage at their clinic, who need to have a good understanding of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) and of the overcontrolled clients for whom it has been developed, with the aim of improving the referral process for clients who may benefit from RO DBT. 

This training course consists of two parts: 

  1. ‘The Basics’ with five videos ranging from 25-45 minutes, and 
  2. ‘Assessment of Overcontrol’ with two videos of 47 and 69 minutes.

The course consists of the following 7 on-demand videos: 

The Basics

  • Introduction to RO DBT: 34 minutes
  • Radical Openness and Self-Enquiry: 25 minutes
  • The Key Mechanism of Change: 26 minutes
  • Therapeutic Teasing and Silliness: 36 minutes
  • Indirect Social Signals and Disguised Demands: 45 minutes

Assessment of Overcontrol

  • The Bio-Social Theory of RO DBT: 47 minutes
  • Assessment of Overcontrol: 1 hour 9 minutes

Total number of hours: 4 hours and 42 minutes

NOTE: For assessors wishing to deepen their understanding there is also an on-demand webinar available for purchase called ‘Distinguishing Maladaptive OC from Maladaptive UC’, which builds on the assessment webinars, and includes an RO DBT interview guide.

Cerificate

At the end of each course, you are asked to complte an online evaluation form and a knowledge quiz. If you answer 80% of answers correctly, you can download a certificate of completion. 

It should be noted that this is not an APA or ACE-ASWB accredited course: the certificate will not list CE or CPD credits. 

Course Instructor: 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.

Detailed Video Descriptions

‘The Basics’

1. Introduction to RO DBT and Research Support: in this video, Dr Lynch

  • explains why we need a new treatment for clients with maladaptive overcontrol. 
  • summarizes the research supporting the efficacy and effectiveness of RO DBT.
  • briefly explains the treatment structure and why we use silliness in RO DBT.

Video duration: 34 minutes

2. Radical Openness and Self-Enquiry: In this video Dr Lynch will teach you what is meant by Radical Openness. You will learn: 

  • how you can practice Radical Openness yourself using the three steps from the first Radical Openess skill ‘Flexible-Mind DEFinitelty’; and
  • what self-enquiry is and how to do self-enquiry in the heat of the moment, when you are feeling challenged about something. 

Video duration: 25 minutes

3. The Key Mechanism of Change: in this webinar, you will learn what makes RO DBT different from other treatments, namely via its unique focus on social signaling.  Dr Lynch will teach you 

  • What we mean by a ‘social signal’. 
  • The key mechanism of change in RO DBT.
  • The importance of expressing your emotions in a context-dependent manner.

Video duration: 26 minutes

4. Therapeutic Teasing and Silliness: in this video, Dr Lynch explains why we use teasing and silliness when working with overcontrolled clients. You will learn:

  • That RO DBT therapists use therapeutic teasing to provide feedback to their clients; 
  • That therapeutic silliness is used to signal friendliness and non-dominance; and
  • The difference between therapeutic teasing and silliness. 

Video duration: 36 minutes

5. Indirect Social Signals and Disguised Demands: in this video, Dr Lynch explains how overcontrolled clients tend to use indirect social signals that can negatively impact their relationships. You will learn:

  • That overcontrolled individuals tend to underreport their emotions, which can make it seem like ‘all is fine’.
  • What pushback and don’t-hurt-me responses are, how to recognize them and how to deal with them.

Video duration: 45 minutes

‘Assessment of Overcontrol’

6. The Bio-Social Theory of RO DBT: in this video, Dr Lynch explains how a person can develop an overcontrolled coping style. This is typically the result of a combination of the client’s bio-temperament and the family or culture they grew up in. You will learn: 

  • The bio-temperamental characteristics of overcontrolled clients, i.e., what they are born with; and 
  • The types of behaviors that were punished or rewarded by the environment that led to increasing the likelihood of developing a maladaptive overcontrolled coping style.

Video duration: 47 minutes

7. Assessment of Overcontrol: this video is intended for staff who carry out triage assessments and need to learn how to identify overcontrolled clients who may benefit from RO DBT. In this video Dr Lynch teaches

  • the differences between overcontrolled and undercontrolled clients; 
  • about common errors and assumptions when diagnosing OC clients, and how to avoid these;
  • a step-by-step approach to diagnosing overcontrolled clients using measures from the RO DBT textbook.

Video duration: 69 minutes