Further development of RO DBT skills

For those of you who wish to further develop their RO Skills, we are now offering several options:

  1. Expert-Led Team Consult: offers support to RO DBT therapists, both as they learn the treatment and on an ongoing basis. 
  2. Meet the Expert: an opportunity for clinicians to ask questions about the teaching materials. 
  3. Supervision: with a RO accredited supervisor
  4. Live advanced webinars – go to the Events page to see an up to date schedule. 

Please scroll down for more details and prices.

Expert-Led Team Consult

The aim of the expert-led Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) consult team is to support RO DBT therapists, both as they learn the treatment and on an ongoing basis, offering teaching and advice on how to work with OC clients suffering from chronic mental health problems. Effective delivery of RO DBT requires therapists to practice radical openness skills themselves, as it is experiential, and not a therapy that can be learned solely intellectually. The use of outside consultation (such as a team) is one of the most effective ways to make this a reality. A well-functioning consultation team, with open minds, provides not only support but also corrective feedback, enhances empathy for the client, promotes therapist adherence to the treatment and helps prevent therapist burn out.

  • We work with established teams and can also help you join/form a team if you are an independent practitioner

How does it work?

By participating on an expert-led RO Consultation Team, you learn how to have an effective team on your own. Part of the work on the team involves modeling openness, giving and receiving corrective feedback, practicing RO mindfulness as a team, practicing self-inquiry, practicing identifying social signaling targets and solidifying knowledge of RO DBT techniques and principles. With the inconspicuous nature of most overcontrolled (OC) related problems, it is rarely sufficient for therapists to simply verbally describe in consultation what they believe to be the clinical problem. Role plays and videotapes of actual individual sessions or skills classes will be part of the team experience.

As a group of individuals, you commit to at least six Team Consult Meetings. A Senior RO Consult Leader leads a group of max. 10 learners and meets with them during a live webinar meeting (max. 2 hours per meeting). You invite an expert to join your team to provide guidance and model RO consult leadership. The aims of these meetings are similar to a regular team consult where issues regarding patients and treatment implementation are discussed.

Participants who sign up for the consult team will be given a participant packet. This packet will include information about what is expected of you before attending the consult team. The purpose of this packet is to help prepare you for participating on the team and provide a foundation for the team consultation experience.

Entry requirements:

  • You must be seeing patients
  • You must have read the RO DBT books (Textbook and Skills manual)
  • At least 2/3 of the team must have completed at least Part 1 of the Intensive Training or have completed level 2, part 1 of the Blended Learning program.
  • For teams who don’t meet this criterion, team supervision is an option. For team supervision, one member of the team must have completed Part 1 of the intensive. This member can have micro-analytic supervision with the full team in attendance to listen. The expectation is the majority of the team members are registered or have plans to register for the intensive training or the full BL program, within the year. Supervision will be directed at the person presenting the tape and the goal will be to support their learning via commentary on the taped session, not to teach any RO DBT techniques not associated with the tape.

Price: $75 per person per 2-hour team consult or $37.50 per 1-hour team consult meeting

Booking Instructions: Please email us to enquire about the availability of our experts to join your team: support@radicallyopen.net

Meet the Expert

The aim of this 1-hour meeting is for clinicians to ask questions about the teaching materials. This meeting is not meant to discuss patient-related or case-specific issues, as these matters can be addressed in a supervision session. It is possible to attend the meeting as a group if you all have the same topic you’d like to discuss, or if you are working in a team and would like the collective benefit of getting a better understanding of the materials. The expert might practice protocols with you using role-plays.

Examples of possible topics:

  • Chain & Solution Analysis
  • Alliance Ruptures & Repairs
  • Program issues
  • Assessment
  • Recruitment

Entry requirements:

  • You must be seeing patients
  • You must have read the RO DBT books (Textbook and Skills manual)
  • You must have completed at least Part 1 of the Intensive Training or
    have completed level 1 of the Blended Learning program and have started on level 2.

Price: Single Individual Consultation to ask questions regarding the teaching materials (1 hour): $95

Booking Instructions: Please email us to enquire about the availability of our experts to meet with you: support@radicallyopen.net

What former Team Consult member say

Insightful, challenging, rewarding It was a pleasure and honor to have the opportunity to interact with Karyn Hall during expert-led consult.  This training allows anyone with hands on experience in RO-DBT to take their knowledge, experience and understanding to the...

Gregory A. Peebles, Anxiety Specialist, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, Center for OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders (COARD)

RO Team Consult: Insightful, effective, fun My experience was great. Our whole team stepped up our game noticeably over the six sessions. It was very helpful. Karyn modeled the RO approach while attending to all our questions and we came...

Team Consult Member, LMFT

RO Team Consult: Superfricken- fantastic! I would definitely give the expert-led consult team 5 stars. My tribe made this an informative, thought provoking and a very enjoyable experience. I felt so much support from my team. It was refreshing to...

Roy Chancey, LCSW, Therapist at Hillside Inc., Atlanta GA