Special Early Launch Price: $1000

How it works:
  • You will pay in 4 installments of $250 (3 months in between installments).
  • Every 3 months you will get access to 5 or 6 brand new, hot off the press, on-demand webinars all taught by Dr. Thomas Lynch!
  • FREE Bonus: 12 months access to our RO DBT Resources course with lots of useful downloads and role-plays

Expected June 2020

Level 2 On-Demand Topics

Level 2 of the RO DBT Blended Learning programme is currently being developed, and will cover the following topics:

  • Radical Openness
  • Self-Enquiry
  • RO DBT Treatment Structure
  • The Key Mechanism of Change
  • Therapeutic Use of Micro-Mimicry
  • Therapeutic Use of Social Signaling
  • Therapeutic Teasing
  • The OC Subtypes
  • Alliance Ruptures
  • Behavioral Principles
  • Managing Pushbacks and Don’t Hurt Me’s
  • Treatment Targeting
  • Chain & Solution Analysis
  • RO DBT Skills Training

Level 2 On-Demand Part 1

Webinars & Learning Objectives

  • Module 7: Radical Openness

    • Identify closed-mindedness in yourself

    • Apply the Flexible-Mind DEFinitely skill to promote Radically Open living to yourself and teach it to your clients

  • Module 8: Self-Enquiry and the Cultivation of Healthy Self-Doubt

    • Apply self-enquiry to your own personal life

    • Explain self-enquiry to your clients

  • Module 9: RO DBT Effective Treatment Structuring

    • Use the RO DBT scripts to orient your client to the treatment and ensure your client is committed to starting treatment

    • Maximize client engagement by sequencing your individual treatment sessions and setting up your treatment room the ‘RO DBT way’

    • Improve the structure and efficiency of your individual sessions during the working phase of treatment by effectively setting the agenda

    • Reduce the risk of the client dropping out of treatment

  • Module 10: The Key Mechanism of Change

    • Select the correct metaphor (story) of the key mechanism of change script depending on your client’s social signaling style

    • Communicate and teach the key mechanism of change to your clients early on in treatment

  • Module 11: Therapeutic Use of Micro-mimicry

    • Explain how the combination of (1) the emotional response timeline, (2) our built-in signal detection error and (3) overcontrolled heightened-bio-temperamental threat sensitivity makes it more difficult for overcontrolled clients to activate their social safety system.

    • Take advantage of proprioceptive feedback and the mirror neuron system to activate social safety in yourself and your client using gestures, postures and facial expressions that universally signal openness, non-dominance and friendly intentions, for example eyebrow wags.

Level 2 On-Demand

Entry Requirements & Additional information

Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed Level 1 of the RO DBT Blended Learning program and have obtained a certificate of completion.

Recommended Reading Materials:

  1. Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory and Practice for Treating Disorders of Overcontrol (T. Lynch, 2018; published by New Harbinger)
  2. 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.

Certificate/Letter of Completion: Once you have completed all four parts of the Level 2 course, you will receive a certificate of completion stating the number of CE instructional hours.

Accreditation: We are in the process of applying for accreditation for this course from the American Psychological Association.

Target audience: 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. Previous training in standard DBT is not a requirement for the RO DBT intensive.

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

The teaching material and practice regarding RO were really impactful – forget about my patients – I’m learning so much about myself, my world and my own style that the Transatlantic trip was worthwhile for this alone!

Natasha, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist

In the practice I work at our RO program has grown pretty quickly, which has been super cool to see! We started out as a practice mainly doing standard DBT, and since we found RO we’ve realized how many of our clients are OC and need RO instead. The shift from DBT to RO for a lot of our population has been neat to witness – clients able to do work in areas needed, and our clinicians not trained in RO being supportive of us and interested in learning more.

Jordan Morehouse,, Toledo, Ohio

I have found it to be very user-friendly. The patients themselves have said that they have found it very impactful… For me, I have found that it’s been very helpful to me to provide the therapy but also for my own personal life. RO DBT focuses in on social functioning and getting better relationships. Very few other therapeutic techniques teach patients actual skills — how to use their own body to help to them interact differently with and influence their environment. People pick the skills up fairly quickly.

Amy Gaglia, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist


Radically Open Ltd is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Radically Open Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

the entire Learning programme

The RO DBT Blended Learning programme

The RO DBT Blended Learning programme is the equivalent of the RO DBT Intensive Training course, but delivered via on-demand webinars and one 3-day in-person workshop.

The RO DBT Blended Learning programme consists of 3 levels:
Level 1: 6 On-demand webinars explaining the basics of RO DBT.
Level 2: 20+ On-demand webinars going into more detail about how to deliver RO DBT effectively.
Level 3: One 3-day in-person workshop teaching specific RO DBT skills.

All three levels will need to be completed in succession to obtain an RO DBT Clinician Certificate.