Live Interactive Webinar: Adapting Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents


This 90-minute live interactive webinar teaches mental health practitioners who are familiar with RO DBT how RO DBT can be adapted for adolescent clients who struggle with overcontrol.

Entry Requirements: You must have started Level 2 of the Blended Learning program or have attended Part 1 of the RO DBT Intensive training.

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Registration Deadline: July 19th  2022

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Aims and Learning Objectives


Aim: The aim of this 90-minute live interactive webinar is to teach mental health practitioners who are familiar with RO DBT how the treatment can be adapted for adolescent clients. Kirsten Gilbert and Kristen Fritsinger will teach the differences and similarities between RO DBT for adults and RO DBT for adolescents, expand on teasing skills with teens, introducing a BRAND NEW fun skill, and will summarize the next steps for RO DBT for adolescents.

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

  1. Recognize transdiagnostic overcontrol in adolescents
  2. Identify when to use RO DBT in adolescent psychiatric populations.
  3. Apply RO DBT principles and structure for use in adolescents.
  4. Use teasing skills with adolescents in the context of RO DBT treatment.

Content Level: this live interactive webinar is at the intermediate level: it is assumed that you have at least started Level 2 of the RO DBT Blended Learning program or have attended Part 1 of an RO DBT intensive training.

Target Audience and Requirements: Mental health professionals who are applying RO DBT in their daily practice and who have started Level 2 of the Blended Learning program or have attended Part 1 of the RO DBT Intensive training.

Trainers: Kirsten Gilbert, PhD & Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW (scroll down for bio’s)

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 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 meeting via email one week before the webinar starts.  You will receive a separate email with information on how to access your online account where you will be able to download the handouts and complete the evaluation.

Accessibility: If you have any questions, need help or want to discuss accessibility issues, please contact

July 20th 2022

Live Webinar Schedule

US Central Time Greenwich Mean Time
10.00-11.00 am 4.00-5.00 pm Live Teaching
11.00-11.30 am 5.15-5.30 pm Question and Answer opportunity

1.5 CE credits


You will receive a certificate of completion listing 1.5 CE credits provided you are logged in to the training 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.

You will have one week to complete the evaluation form in order to 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

Terms and Conditions

Refund, Cancellation and Grievances

This is a live interactive webinar, you must be present for the entire duration to get the CE certificate.

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 event.

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Instructor Bio's

Kirsten Gilbert, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, where she has a line of research identifying the developmental psychopathology of overcontrol in childhood and adolescents, including the adaptive and maladaptive cognitive, social, neural and psychiatric outcomes related to overcontrol in youth. She is also working to adapt and empirically test RO DBT in adolescents.

Kirsten is intensively trained in RO DBT, co-facilitates a RO DBT skills class for adolescents, is the chair of the international RO DBT Research Committee and is a member of the RO DBT US senior clinician team. She is also the chair of the international RO DBT Adolescent Steering Committee, working directly with the treatment developer, Dr. Thomas Lynch on adapting RO DBT for adolescents.

Kristen Fritsinger, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Her graduate training emphasized clinical social work, primarily mental health.  She spent 12 years working with adults who have serious and persistent mental illness, with a range of diagnoses.  In 2004, she joined and became a partner at DBT Associates, which was one of the first outpatient standard DBT clinics in Minnesota. It was also the first outpatient clinic in Minnesota providing RO DBT.

Kristen is intensively trained in RO-DBT, is a certified RO DBT supervisor and trainer and is a member of the Adolescent Steering Committee. She provides individual RO-DBT therapy to adolescents and adults, in addition to co-facilitating a RO-DBT skills training class for adults and a class for adolescents.  She is a member of the RO-DBT US senior clinician team and was the first RO clinician in the US to become certified as a supervisor and intensive trainer.