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Thank you for attending our Live Webinar: Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy  for Disorders of Over-Control

Date: November 18, 2021

Trainer: Hope Arnold

Intended Audience & Aims: This 3 hour live webinar gives mental health practitioners who are not yet familiar with RO DBT and overview of what type of treatment RO DBT is. The aim is for clinicians to be able to make a more informed decision after attending this webinar on whether or not RO DBT is suitable for their clients and whether they want to learn how to practice RO DBT.

Content Level: Beginner- no previous knowledge of RO DBT is required.

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.

Please note: This is a 3 hour introductory training – the comprehensive implementation trainings comprise approximately 40-50 hours of blended learning (a combination of online and in person training) or 70 hours of intensive in person training offered as 2 x 5 full day trainings, with approximately 6 months between each 5 days. More details of both can be found here:

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

  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. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy and modes of treatment
  4. Make an informed decision on whether or not RO DBT might be a suitable treatment for my clients

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 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 of RO DBT Online B.V. and Radically Open Ltd.

Certificate:  You will receive a certificate of completion listing 2.75 CE credits provided you are logged in to the training on Zoom by the time the training starts, attend the entire training and complete the evaluation form via your online account. ACE and APA credit is not awarded for break times.

How to get your certificate:

  1. Scroll down to Course Content
  2. Complete ‘Live Webinar Intro to RO DBT: Evaluation’: please give us your honest feedback, your answers will not be rated and will not have any effect on your certificate.
  3. Complete ‘Live Webinar Intro to RO DBT: Attendance Tracker’. Once we have verified your full attendance we will approve the certificate; you will receive an email notification to let you know that your certificate is ready for download from this website.

Start Learning RO DBT now and get a $50 discount if you sign up within the next 3 months!

To claim your discount, enter this code at checkout: 50ro5feb2022 when ordering any of the courses from   (This coupon is valid until February 18th, 2022).

We hope to see you again!
Best wishes from all of us at Radically Open!

Free download: RO DBT Special Issue of the Behavior Therapist & Powerpoint handouts