Essentials in RO DBT Sydney Workshop - Psychology

Essentials in RO DBT Sydney Workshop


This introductory workshop explores the essential components of Radically Open DBT, an evidence-based approach for individuals presenting with maladaptive over control. Self-control, the ability to inhibit competing urges, impulses, or behaviors is highly valued by most societies. However, excessive self-control has been linked to social isolation, aloof interpersonal functioning, maladaptive perfectionism, constricted emotional expressions, and difficult-to-treat mental health problems, such as anorexia nervosa, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and refractory depression.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain a new biosocial theory for OC
  2. Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure
  3. Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.
  4. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy
  5. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  6. List examples of strategies designed to improve pro-social cooperative signaling via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s social-safety system

Intended Audience:

Clinicians with a professional qualification in a mental health-related field (e.g. psychology, psychiatry, social work, mental health nursing) with an interest in knowing more about Radically Open DBT

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.



Full Time Students

USD $164Book

Early Bird Rate

USD $196Book

Workshop Fee

USD $236Book
Contact Hours:

7.0 hrs


Thu, 11 April 2024

Start Time:

8:30 AM


1 Day






Song Hotel Sydney


5/11 Wentworth Ave,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2000

Radically Open



Dr. Sophie Rushbrook

D.Clin.Psy Supervisor & Trainer in Dorset, UK DISCIPLINE Psychology PROFESSIONAL POSITIO N Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Head of the Intensive Psychological Therapy Service at the Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust EXPERTISE Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety

Dr. Sophie Rushbrook is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is the Head of the Intensive Psychological Therapy Service in Dorset. This is a tertiary service for adults with severe and complex difficulties in the community who are, or have been, suicidal and/or self harming. This service has been given a Beacon status in the UK since 2001. An award provided to services that make a significant difference to modernizing the NHS.

Dr Sophie Rushbrook also has a private company and carries a clinical and supervisory caseload, from around the world. In over twenty five years of mental health clinical work, Sophie has seen clients with a broad spectrum of difficulties including eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, treatment resistant depression and anxiety. She has extensive experience dealing with suicidal behaviour with overcontrolled and under controlled clients.

Dr Sophie Rushbrook was the Clinical Site Lead at the Dorset site for the multi-centre REFRAMED trial that tested the efficacy and mechanisms of RO DBT for treatment refractory depression with comorbid overcontrolled personality disorders. She has been intensively trained and worked under supervision of the treatment developer of RO DBT (Professor Lynch) since 2011. As a clinician on the pilot site Sophie was the first clinician to see individual patients and co-facilitated the first skills class.

Dr Sophie Rushbrook was one of the first clinicians to be endorsed as a supervisor and trainer and has been supervising RO-DBT therapists since 2015. She has delivered a number of intensive trainings, including with Professor Tom Lynch.

Dr Sophie Rushbrook is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society. She is an accredited practitioner with the Association of Cognitive Analytic therapy, an accredited practitioner with BTech in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, an accredited practitioner with EMDRIA Europe and registered with the Health Professions Council.

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