Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT): Now you can start helping your clients with chronic depression, anxiety, and eating disorders with Dr. Lynch’s new online RO DBT training course.

Expected May-June 2021

Level 3 In-Person Workshop

Once you have completed Levels 1 and 2, you will need to attend a 3-day workshop if you wish to obtain the RO DBT Clinician Certificate.

The workshop will consist of practical exercises and role-plays to consolidate your learning from Levels 1 and 2.

You will practice how to

  • effectively deliver the RO DBT scripts,
  • recognize maladaptive social signaling,
  • do a chain analysis,
  • repair an alliance rupture,
  • use teasing as a therapeutic tool, and
  • manage maladaptive behavior, both in individual therapy as well as RO Skills Class.

The workshop will be very interactive, full audience participation is expected.

The exact locations of the workshops will be announced once Level 2 has been launched.


Customer experiences

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

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

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


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. These are delivered via www.pesi.com.
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.