Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Classes for Clinicians: Lessons 7 to 10, 15, 16 and 30

$420.00 Excl Sales Tax

This 7 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: June 10, 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. Use the five steps from Lesson 7 to identify your own overcontrolled coping behavior.
  6. Use Flexible Mind SAGE skills when feeling shame, embarrassed, rejected, or
  7. Dramatize the stories fand mini-practices from Lesson 9 to teach your clients that people like people who openly express their emotions compared to those who suppress or
  8. Use Flexible Mind Is DEEP skills to improve relationships and live by your values
  9. Discriminate between what is being said and how it is being said to judge the real meaning behind it.
  10. Use Flexible Mind REVEALs to let go of habitual “pushback” and “don’t hurt me” responses.

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: Michael Maslar, PsyD and Heidi Petracco, MSW, LCSW, BCD

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. June 17
  2. June 24
  3. July 1
  4. July 8
  5. July 15
  6. July 22
  7. July 29

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

14 CE credits


You will receive a certificate of completion listing 14 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 


Michael Maslar, PsyD, is Director of Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies at the Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Treatment, and other behavioral and mindfulness based therapies, and works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. His interests and expertise include working with disorders of over and undercontrol, depression, anxiety, PTSD, alternative lifestyles, and spirituality.

Heidi Petracco, MSW, LCSW, BCD is a Senior Clinician and Trainer in Radically Open DBT (RO DBT). She was first intensively trained in RO DBT in 2017 by treatment developer Dr. Thomas Lynch and provides RO DBT full-time to adolescents, adults and families in an outpatient practice setting in Tampa, Florida. Heidi continues to enrich her knowledge, professional and personal practice of Radical Openness through ongoing participation in RO DBT intensive trainings, senior clinician retreats, supervision, consultation teams and daily self-enquiry practice.

Currently Heidi contributes to the RO DBT professional community through blog writing, expert consultation, one-day trainings, conference presentations, co-developing a RO DBT Family Skills manual, and is on an international leadership committee, along with Maudsley Hospital and other RO practitioners, exploring RO DBT treatment adaptations for adolescents.