Live Interactive Webinar: An Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Registered Dietitians (RO4RD; 18 Feb 2022)

$95.00 Excl Sales Tax

This 3 hour live interactive webinar is for registered dietitians and other mental health practitioners who are not yet familiar with RO DBT. This webinar provides an overview of what type of treatment RO DBT is and how dietitians may apply this to their own practice. 

Note: if you buy for a group, please email all names and email addresses to  to make sure all attendees receive their personal meeting link and access to their online account.

Registration Deadline: February 17th 2022

You will receive a coupon for $50 off our Level 1 and 2 courses after attending this webinar.

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Aims and Learning Objectives


Aim: The aim of this 3 hour live interactive webinar is for dietitians to be able to make a more informed decision on whether or not RO DBT is suitable for their clients and whether they want to learn how to practice RO DBT. We will use PowerPoint slides, case examples, and video materials to demonstrate how RO DBT can be applied to a dietitian’s practice.

Dr J. Nicole Little is a registered clinical counselor and a senior RO DBT clinician and accredited RO DBT supervisor and trainer and will be teaching the basics of RO DBT.  Kayla Jessop is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and an approved supervisor who has completed the RO DBT Intensive training in 2020 and has been applying RO DBT in her work as a dietitian ever since; she will share her personal experiences applying RO DBT to her practice to give you a good understanding of what RO DBT for RD’s looks like. Scroll down for more extensive bios. 

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

  1. List the six ‘pain points’ that dietitians regularly experience and how RO DBT addresses these.
  2. Explain why our evolutionary need to belong is important for our mental health and ED recovery.
  3. Differentiate between overcontrolled and undercontrolled bio-temperaments and explain why this matters for your clients.
  4. Describe what Radical Openness is (and is not).
  5. Apply RO DBT’s self-enquiry practice to learn from distress or energy you experience rather than automatically attempting to regulate, distract, change, deny, or accept.
  6. Recognize the importance of social signaling for treatment targeting in RO DBT.
  7. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy and modes of treatment.
  8. Evaluate whether RO DBT might be a suitable treatment for your clients.

Content Level: this live interactive webinar is at the introductory/beginner level: no previous knowledge of RO DBT is required.

Target Audience: Apart from a professional qualification as a dietitian or mental health 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.

Trainers: Dr J. Nicole Little, PhD, R.C.C. and Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S (scroll down for full 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 after your registration and payment have been processed. 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

February 18th 2022

Live Webinar Schedule

Live Webinar Schedule, February 18th 2022 (times are US Central Time):

11.00 am-12.15 pm Live Teaching

12.15-12.30 pm Question and Answer opportunity

12.30-12.45 pm BREAK

12.45-14.00 pm Live Teaching

14.00-14.15 pm Question and Answer opportunity

3 CE credits


You will receive a certificate of completion listing 3 CE credits provided you are logged in to the training on Zoom by the time the training starts, attend the entire training and complete the evaluation form via your online account. CDR, ACE and APA credit is not awarded for break times.

We are accredited by the American Psychological Association, which means your certificate will be accepted by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (see page 20 of

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, it is not possible to view a recording at a later date. 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.

Please see our Terms and Conditions 

Instructor Bios

Nicole Little, PhD, is a registered clinical counselor in British Columbia (#7412, B.C.A.C.C.). She is a senior RO-DBT trainer and supervisor and regular RO DBT blog contributor and is the author of a forthcoming  RO-DBT workbook.

She worked for several years in provincial mental health as an eating disorders therapist, she maintains a private practice where she focuses on treating eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Nicole has been featured as an outstanding clinician for youth in Insights Magazine in regard to her work with sexual and gender identity diversity. In 2014 she received the inaugural Vance Peavey Award for Counseling Excellence and has been the recipient of the prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada scholarship (2006).  Nicole was a much loved instructor in post-secondary for many years but now dedicates her teaching energy to RO-DBT.

When not counseling or teaching, she spends her time volunteering in the realm of pet therapy or pretending she knows what is growing in her garden.

Kayla Jessop, RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian and an approved supervisor who has completed the RO DBT Intensive training in 2020. She continues to receive individual and group supervision from Dr. Nicole Little, Ph.D, R.C.C and Karyn Hall Ph.D.

Kayla owns a private practice in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Ogden, Utah where she offers individual nutrition therapy, meal support, supervision, presenting on different topics, and an RO DBT skills class for adolescents, adults, and clinicians.

Kayla is an expert on Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and improving people’s relationship with food. She is an Anti-Diet registered dietitian who has specialized in helping individuals of all ages regain peace with food and body. 

Outside of her passions for recovery she loves to spend time outside on land or deep in the sea with her family.