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

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 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.

Please Note: This is a 90-minute introductory webinar – the comprehensive RO DBT implementation trainings comprise 52-64 hours of blended learning

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.

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.


Course Fee

USD $9Book


Course Fee$9
Contact Hours:

1.0 hr


Wed, 03 July 2024

Start Time:

9:00 AM


Morning Session


Live Interactive Webinar






Your Computer,
Webinar, Online,
Australia, AET

Radically Open



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.

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