Brief Introduction To Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) - Social Work

Brief Introduction To Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT)


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.

Brief Summary of 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 behavior al 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 Treatment Resistant Depression, Anorexia Nervosa, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Please note: This is a 90 - minute introductory webinar – the comprehensive RO DBT implementation trainings comprise 52 - 64 hours of blended learning (online and in - person training courses).


Providers Terms



The following Group Discounts are available:

  • 10% off for groups of 5 to 9
  • 12.5% off for groups of 10 to 14
  • 15% off for groups of 15 or more

Refund, Cancellation and Grievances

This is a live interactive webinar. Please only register if you can attend live. A recording will not be made available via this registration.

If you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances after you have already purchased a ticket, we will issue a refund minus a 2.95% administration fee if cancelled one week before the event start date.

After that date, no refunds will be issued but we may issue a coupon code of the same value for attendance at a next, similar live event.


Regular Attendee

USD $9Book
Contact Hours:

1.5 hrs


Wed, 21 February 2024

Start Time:

9:00 AM


Morning Session


Live Interactive Webinar


English (With Simultaneous Translation)




Your Computer,
Webinar, Online,
Netherlands, CEST

Radically Open



Lori Prado

Lori Prado LMHC, LPC - S, CEDS

Therapist and owner of the Center for Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies in San Antonio Texas

Lori Prado, 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. Prior to opening CDCBT, Lori developed and served as program director for the Family Centered DBT Program at Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio (EDCASA), now ERC San Antonio. She also developed the body image curriculum used by EDCASA between 2012-2016. Lori, along with Tere Rivera, RD, FAED and Kay Watt, LPC-S, CEDS, developed Wise Mind Eating protocol that is used at ERC and has been presented internationally.

Lori graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling. She has completed her Intensive Training and Advanced Intensive Traini ng 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. Lori is a former co-chair for the DBT special interest group at the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is also an active member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, where she has been on the Program Selection Committee from 2015-present.Lori has presented at the local, national, and international level on topics related to Eating Disorder Prevention, Wise Mind Eating, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open DBT, and Parenting.

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