Course curriculum

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About this course

  • $60.00
  • 5 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content


100% Virtual via Zoom

NOTE: This is a live, interactive, training presented through Zoom as an online Webinar. . Zoom recommends having a broadband wired/wireless connection, speakers, and a microphone to effectively participate via this platform. (requirements listed on zoom’s website here:

Program Summary:

I will review the most recent research on RO-DB that indicates it is an evidenced-based practice. I will define what RO-DBT is, explore its philosophy, and provide concrete examples of RO-DBT skills. I will link RO-DBT to an evolutionary view of emotion which posits that emotion facilitates social bonds and explore how social connectedness is the foundation of mental health from an RO-DBT perspective. After attending this presentation, you will be able to: explain to colleagues and clients what RO-DBT is and the transdiagnostic problems it can treat, identify clients on your caseload who may benefit from a referral to an RO-DBT program, improve your own case conceptualizations, and identify whether you are personally interested in learning more about RO-DBT or investing in further training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define what Radically Open Dialectical Behavior [RO-DBT] therapy is and the theory behind it.

  • Participants will be able to define what maladaptive overcontrol is and how it harms mental health

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate principles of RO-DBT with clients they are serving.

  • Participants will be able to distinguish between applying principles of RO-DBT and standard DBT.

  • Participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of maladaptive overcontrol, make strong referrals to RO-DBT programs when appropriate, determine personal interest in learning more about RO-DBT.

Audience & Skill Level


This course is intended for mental health clinicians who have no previous experience with RO-DBT. Clinicians of all experience levels may benefit from this general overview and introduction to the theory/method.

Course Outline & Agenda

1:00-1:15 Introduction, self-disclosures, orienting to goals & objectives of the training 

1:15 – 1:30 Research review 

1:30-2:00 RO Philosophy & program overview 

2:00- 2:30 RO Theory-nature, neuroregulatory model, coping 

2:30-2:45 BREAK 

2:45-3:00 Defining overcontrol & Paradox of self-control 

3:00-3:15 RO functions of emotion, Bio temperament, Neuroregulatory model & Cues 

3:15-3:30 Coping- how OC becomes maladaptive & Reward Learning 

3:30-4:15 Examples of RO interventions & skills 

4:15 Closing remarks, Evaluations 

To receive course credit, participants must complete the following:

  • Attend the Entire Program

  • Complete the Course Evaluation

  • Once completed and evaluation is received, certificates are released within seven business days.


Kasandra David


Kasandra David MSW, LISW-S is a clinical director at mindfully as well as the lead clinician for our Radically-Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT) team. Kasandra has experience working with a wide variety of clients within numerous different settings. She is passionate about helping fellow providers sharpen their clinical skills and combines her clinical experience with a conversational teaching style to make concepts digestible and more easily applied in clinical settings.

Program Approvals

Ohio CSWMFT Approval 

This training is approved for counselor, social work, and marriage and family therapy continuing education.In addition, it is approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board for chemical dependency continuing education. Check CE Broker for detailed breakdown of CE types (provider number50-24074). 

ASWB ACE Approval 

Mindfully (ACEP provider #1862), is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 6/27/2023 – 6/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits. 

NBCC ACEP Approval

Mindfully Academy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7322. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Mindfully Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

For more information

Individuals with comments/questions/concerns can contact Mindfully Academy via the information provided below:

[email protected] 


Charles Potter (Program Coordinator) [email protected] 

  • Grievance policy: If you are dissatisfied with your experience, please feel free to share this with us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, or via your program evaluation.  All complaints will receive a response within seven business days outlining actions taken and proposed responses which may include issuing a refund, credits for future trainings, updating course content or taking appropriate action with presenters, among others. 
  • Request for Accommodations: Should any accommodations enhance your program experience, please contact us via email: [email protected] or via telephone: 513-939-0300, to explore what options you may have. 


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  • Lynch, T., Hempel, R., Whalley, B., Byford, S, Chamba, R., Clarke P., et al.  (2018).  National Institute for Health Research Journals Library. "Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for refractory depression: the RefraMED RCT".  
  • Baudinet, J., Stewart, C., Bennet, E., Konstanellou, A., Parham, R., et al.  (2021).  BMC Psychiatry.  Open Access.  "Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for adolescents: a case series". Cornwall, P., Simpson, S., Gibbs, C., Morfee, V.  (2020).  BJPsych Bulletin.  Cambridge University Press.  "Evaluation of Radically Open Dialectical. Behavior Therapy in an adult community mental health team: effectiveness in people with autism spectrum disorders". 
  • Isaksson, M., Ghader, A., Ramklint, M., Wolf-Arehult, M.  (2021).  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.  ScienceDirect.  "Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for anorexia nervosa: A multiple baseline single-case experimental design study across 13 cases" 
  • Lynch, Thomas.  (2018). Context Press. Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy.