Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Classes for Clinicians: Lessons 23 to 30

$480.00 Excl Sales Tax

This 8 x 2-hours live interactive webinar series is aimed at clinicians who are familiar with RO DBT and want to learn and practice the RO skills in real life, while also learning how to teach RO DBT Skills Classes to their clients.

Note: only individual places can be bought for this course.

Entry Requirements: participants MUST have

  1. read the RO DBT Textbook and Skills Training Manual AND
  2. have at least started Level 2 of the Blended Learning program or have completed Part 1 of the Intensive Training.

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2022

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How it works

Each 2-hour class will consist of:

  • Homework review: we will limit this to 30 minutes rather than the recommended hour for ‘real’ classes. All participants are expected to have completed all homework (with the exception of week 1): one or two participants will be asked to share it in full with the class, while for others it may be reviewed in a more condensed manner.
  • Skills teaching: approximately 60 minutes, depending on teaching materials. All participants are expected to engage with the class. There will be no discussion around teaching methods during the class itself.
  • Pedagogical Teaching: 30 minutes. Any questions you have about teaching methods, principles or styles can be asked during this final part of the lesson.

Each course ends with an integration week (aka Lesson 30). This class will differ slightly from a regular integration week in that it will consist of homework review from the previous week, one exercise from the integration week material, with remaining time devoted to pedagogical teaching.

You attend the RO Skills Class as yourself (don’t play a client!) and are expected to be an active participant, which includes completing all required homework.

You are expected to attend all skills classes within each course: your certificate of attendance will be based on attending all classes of the course in full.

Aims and Learning Objectives


Aim: The primary aim will be to learn and practice the skills in real life so you can use these effectively with your clients in individual therapy and RO skills classes. The secondary aim is to learn how to teach classes by watching how they are taught by experienced RO clinicians, with the final half hour reserved for pedagogy discussion.

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

  1. Use the RO DBT Skills manual to teach RO skills to your clients by ‘following the recipe’.
  2. Discriminate between Required, Recommended, and Optional Mindfulness Practices, Teaching Points, Discussion Points, Class Exercises and Fun Facts, and judge when and how to use these.
  3. Plan the materials needed for your own RO Skills Classes with your clients.
  4. Formulate homework assignments for your clients.
  5. Identify your own OC States of Mind: Fixed, Fatalistic and Flexible Mind.
  6. Apply the three RO mindfulness ‘what’ skills to your own life: urge-surfing, the awareness continuum and participating without planning.
  7. Apply the core RO mindfulness ‘how’ skill ‘With Self-Enquiry’ and the ‘Outing Yourself’ practice to your own life.
  8. Use the RO Mindfulness ‘how’ skill ‘With Awareness of Harsh Judgments’ to identify helpful and unhelpful judgmental thinking on your part.
  9. Apply the RO Mindfulness ‘how’ skills ‘With One-Mindful Awareness’ and ‘Effectively and with Humility’ to your own life.
  10. Use Flexible-Mind DARES (to let go) to differentiate unhelpful from helpful envy and go opposite to unhelpful envy.
  11. Use Flexible-Mind is LIGHT to change feelings of bitterness.
  12. Use Flexible-Mind has HEART to learn how to forgive and practice thankfulness.

Content Level : this live interactive webinar is at the intermediate level. 

Entry Requirements: participants MUST have

  1. read the RO DBT Textbook and Skills Training Manual AND
  2. have at least started Level 2 of the Blended Learning program or have completed Part 1 of the Intensive Training.

Target Audience: mental health professionals (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) who are familiar with RO DBT, see above.

Trainers: Lori Prado, LMHC, LPC-S, CEDS and Jamie Martin, Ed.S. LPC

Conflicts of interest: We don’t receive any direct commercial support for our training company RO DBT Online B.V. 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.

Method of Delivery: this is a live interactive webinar series delivered via Zoom. You will need to have a sufficiently strong internet connection to be able to attend, see Zoom System Requirements. 

Zoom & Account Link: You will receive your personal link to the Zoom meetings via email one week before the first meeting starts. You will receive a separate email with information on how to access your online account where you will be able complete the evaluation and download your certificate at the end of the course.

Accessibility: If you have any questions, need help or want to discuss accessibility issues, please contact support@radicallyopen.net

Live Webinar Dates and Schedule

Live RO Skills Class Dates

All classes are on Friday from 10am to 12 noon US Central Time.

  1. October 21
  2. October 28
  3. November 4
  4. November 11
  5. November 18
  6. December 2 (note: skips one week due to Thanksgiving on November 24th)
  7. December 9
  8. December 16

Live Skills Class Schedule (All times are US Central Time):

10.00-10.30 am Homework Review

10.30-11.30 am Skills Class Teaching

11.30-12.00 noon Pedagogical Teaching

16 CE credits


You will receive a certificate of completion listing 16 CE credits provided you are logged in to the meetings on Zoom by the time the training starts, attend each class and complete the final evaluation form via your online account. ACE and APA credit is not awarded for homework or break times.

You will have one week after the final skills class has taken place to complete the evaluation form and receive your certificate, which can be downloaded from your online account once you have completed the evaluation form and your attendance has been verified by an administrator.

NOTE: if you want your professional license number to be added to your certificate, please add this to your Bio on your online profile page or send your license number to support@radicallyopen.net.

Terms and Conditions

Refund, Cancellation and Grievances

This is a live interactive webinar series; you are expected to attend in-person, it is not possible to view recordings at a later date and be awarded credit for this. If you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances after you have already purchased a ticket, we will issue a coupon code of the same value for attendance at a next, similar live event series.

Please see our Terms and Conditions 


Lori Prado, LMHC, LPC-S, CEDS, is a Senior Clinician and one day Trainer in Radically Open DBT (RO DBT). She began her training with Dr. Tom Lynch, developer of RO DBT, in 2015. Since that time, Lori has continued to attend intensive trainings and receive supervision from Dr. Tom Lynch with the Senior Clinician team. Lori is also involved in research, teaming up with Dr. Karyn Hall, Dr. Kirsten Gilbert, and Dr. Carla Sharp to research the biosocial theory of RO DBT. Lori is currently the lead of the app development committee for RO DBT.

In her clinical work, Lori is founder, president and senior clinician at the Center for Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CDCBT) in San Antonio, TX, a center dedicated to evidence-based care. She specializes in personality disorders, eating disorders, and treatment-resistant disorders.

Lori graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling. She has completed her Intensive Training and Advanced Intensive Training in DBT as well as received training in trauma work with Marsha Linehan, PhD. She has received training from Carolyn Becker, PhD in body image, PTSD, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Jamie Martin, Ed.S. LPC, is a licensed professional counselor that works in a community mental health setting in Greenville, SC. She attended Clemson University where she received a masters and educational specialist degree in clinical mental health counseling. Jamie sits on the senior clinician team for RO DBT, is approved as a one-day trainer. She is excited about the opportunity to help disseminate this therapy to other clinicians.

She has worked in a variety of settings but has a passion for working with personality disorders and those who struggle with chronic mental health issues. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for adults and multi-problem adolescents, Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD, Somatic and Attachment Therapy for Chronic Pain and Illness, and has attended multiple intensives for Radically Open-DBT.

Jamie and the clinic’s therapy dog Conroy enjoy helping clients learn to loosen up, have fun and play, and feel more connected to the important people in their pack.