Radically Open DBT Webinars

Brief Introduction to Radically Open DBT

This is a 90 minute webinar that provides a brief introduction to Radically Open DBT and explores the four decificts of overcontrol.
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Radically Open DBT

An evidence based approach developed by Dr. Thomas Lynch from the USA.

Ongoing Access

Participants of this course have ongoing access to all materials provided through this DBT Workshops portal.


A certificate of completion is available this RO DBT Workshop in the final section of this program.


All materials are copyrighted. When using the materials provided please acknowledge each author!
This workshop and all our Radically Open DBT Workshops are delivered in collaboration with Radically Open Ltd.

90 Minute Webinar: Brief Introduction to Radically Open DBT

  • 1 CPD Hour
  • Discuss Overcontrol
  • What is RO DBT?
  • 4 Core Deficits of OC
  • Is RO DBT for your client?

Times & Date

Dates: Wednesday, 3rd July 2024
Australian Time: 9am VIC/NSW time

Tuesday, 2nd July 2024
USA Time
: 6pm US Central Time

Zoom Link

All registered participants will receive a Zoom Link to access each session. The link will be sent automatically to participants two days prior to each session.

90 min Webinar

Intro to RO DBT

90 min Webinar

Intro to RO DBT

90 min Webinar

Intro to RO DBT

90 min Webinar

People struggling with maladaptive perfectionism, loneliness, social anxiety and restrictive eating disorders suffer greatly - and may often be described as ‘treatment resistant’. RO DBT is an evidence-based treatment which has been shown in clinical trials to help with these problems.
This 90-minute live webinar gives mental health practitioners (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) who are not yet familiar with RO DBT an overview of the treatment and the clinical population it is designed to treat. There will also be time for questions.

The aim is for clinicians to be able to make a more informed decision after attending this webinar on whether or not RO DBT is suitable for their clients and whether they want to learn how to practice RO DBT.

Learning Objectives
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. List the four core deficits of overcontrol
  2. Describe what Radical Openness is
  3. Evaluate whether RO DBT might be a suitable treatment for your clients

Intended Audience & Content Level
Apart from a professional qualification in a mental health or related field (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) there are no further prerequisites for the webinar. This webinar is at the introductory/beginner level: no previous knowledge of RO DBT or standard DBT is required.

Price: Only $15 AUD (Includes GST)

RO DBT Trainer: Dr Sophie Rushbrook

What's RO DBT?

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a treatment for patients who suffer from emotional and behavioral over-control. Some clients lack emotional control and need interventions designed to enhance emotional and behavioral control; others, for whom RO DBT is designed, require interventions designed to relax rigid or inflexible control. RO DBT has been researched over the past 25 years for patients with chronic depression or anorexia nervosa. Research results suggest that it is effective in these, and other, hard-to-treat groups such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Live Webinar Schedule (US Central Time)

18:00-19:00 Live Teaching
19:00-19:30 Question and Answer opportunity

Live Webinar Schedule VIC/NSW Time)

9:00-10:00 Live Teaching
10:00-10:30 Question and Answer opportunity

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.
It is NOT possible to receive a recording and CE credits on-demand. Only live attendance will result in a CE certificate of attendance.

Zoom & Account Link

You will receive your personal link to the dedicated Attendee Hub from where you can access the Zoom meeting one week before the webinar starts. You will be able to download the handouts and complete the evaluation from the Attendee Hub.

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.


This webinar will be delivered in English. If you have any questions, need help or want to discuss accessibility issues, please contact support@radicallyopen.net

Further training

This is a 90-minute introductory webinar – the comprehensive RO DBT implementation trainings comprise 52-64 hours of blended learning (click here for more information on Radically Open Ltd's training online and in-person).

Certificate of Completion provided for all workshops

  • Who should attend?

    This workshop is suitable for mental health professionals seeking to obtain foundational knowledge of Radically Open DBT. Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Mental Health OTs, Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Psychiatrists have all found this workshop useful!
  • Why choose the ADBTI?

    Our approach has been formalised through our partnership and ongoing collaboration with Radically Open Ltd to deliver Radically Open DBT Training and Development program throughout Australia.

    • We have been developing clinicians in DBT since 2004
    • Over 17,000 clinicians have attended our workshops
    • Our educators still use DBT and RO DBT in their clinical practice
    • We have developed a range of DBT Informed approaches including DBT-TI, DBT-C and ACDC Skills approach
    • We have provided training throughout Australia, NZ, UK, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa
    • We are passionate educators who are passionate about supporting clinicians utilise DBT & RO DBT approaches

Brief Introduction to RO DBT

Frequently asked questions

How do I get access to the workshop resources?

We have been delivering workshops since 2004 and have trialed a range of approaches including printing materials and providing them electronically to support all attendees’ development. To keep our prices low and avoid printing extensive resources, our service provides online access to all materials from this workshop via the DBT Workshops portal.

Can I receive a certificate of attendance?

We provide an electronic certificate to all participants of our webinars. Certificates can be downloaded from this website and if you ever need to print them again you can do so from your DBT Workshops account.

Can I claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points/Hours?

Each year the Australian DBT Institute provides CPD opportunities to over 1,000 mental health professionals who claim their education with Australian DBT Institute as CPD hours. All mental health professionals attending our CPD opportunities are eligible to claim CPD hours if the course/workshop/retreat is relevant to their work as mental health or counselling professionals. There is legislation and AHPRA acknowledgement of this very statement.

To record a professional development activity towards your CPD hours, members of mental health professional and counselling bodies are required to ensure the activity is relevant to them and is consistent with the categories defined in your particular professional body’s CPD Policy.

Health practitioners registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency must undertake continuing professional development (CPD). The CPD requirements of each National Board are detailed in the Registration Standards for each profession, published on each Board’s website (see below links for AHPRA CPD Statements). For professions not registered under AHPRA, their associations have professional development requirements.

Australian DBT Institute and our affiliates no longer seek the external endorsement of mental health professionals and counselling bodies due to AHPRA’s acknowledgement that when activities are relevant to your clinical practice they do not require such endorsement. Members of all mental health professional and counselling registration bodies can still accrue CPD hours by participating in activities of the Australian DBT Institute. Your CPD activity must be determined to be relevant to your individual professional requirements. 
All AustralianDBT Institute programs have been developed by qualified mental health professionals who are currently practising in their professional area, hold post-graduate qualifications, and are peer-reviewed. If Australian DBT Institute courses are relevant to your practice as a mental health professional then our courses meet the requirements of mental health professional and counselling registration bodies as outlined by the Australian Health Practitioner legislation.
Please check with your professional leader or registered professional organisation for recommendations using the following link to AHPRA - https://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Continuing-Professional-Development.aspx
RO DBT Workshops in Australia are a collaboration between Radically Open Ltd and the Australian DBT Institute

Radically Open DBT Faculty

Patrick Jones - Course author

Julianna Gorder PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Southern California
Dr. Julianna Gorder is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of Southern California. She earned her PsyD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has extensive experience treating individuals of all ages with eating disorders at all levels of care. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Diego Eating Disorders Center (UCSD EDC), and worked as a Psychologist at UCSD EDC until 2022, during which time she developed an RO DBT track within the PHP and IOP programs. Dr. Gorder also has experience working with general and forensic populations of children, adolescents, and young adults. In addition to her training in RO DBT, Dr. Gorder has extensive training in DBT, CBT, and FBT, and is also trained in CPT for PTSD. Dr. Gorder completed her first RO DBT intensive in 2018 with Dr. Thomas Lynch, and she is currently an RO DBT Senior Clinician and approved trainer. When she is not working, Dr. Gorder enjoys traveling, and spending time with her friends, family, and two rescue cats, Lily and Luna.

Brief Introduction to RO DBT