05
May
9:00 am — 4:00 pm
Husky Union Building
4001 E Stevens Way NE

Seattle, 98195 United States
$200
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Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Lecture Series

An Introduction to Radically Open DBT

with Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS + Li Lin Hally, LCSW

 

Date: May 5, 2018
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm  (*see below for detailed schedule of day)
Location: HUB 250, University of Washington Campus, Seattle, WA
Park in the Central Plaza Garage
Cost: $200
Registration begins at 8:30 am
1 hour break for lunch

Intended Audience: This workshop is intended for mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc.) and students in training to be mental health professionals who are interested in learning how to help their overcontrolled clients. No prior training in DBT or RO-DBT is necessary. Instructional level for this event will be similar to a graduate and post-graduate level lecture class.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence-based treatment for people who suffer from emotional and behavior over-control. While traditional DBT works well for clients who lack emotional control and need interventions to enhance emotional and behavioral control; others, for whom RO DBT was designed, require interventions designed to relax rigid or inflexible control.

A counterintuitive idea behind the therapy is that it’s possible to have too much self-control. Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on our urges, emotions, and wants in favor of longer term goals. Most of the time, self-control is good, but some people can suffer from excessive self-control. For these people, inhibiting and controlling impulses and emotions has become so habitual and automatic that they have problems relaxing control when needed. This can result in overcontrolled people being overly inhibited, perfectionistic, cautious, and feeling exhausted by social interactions.

RO DBT has been researched over the past 20 years for patients with chronic depression or anorexia nervosa. Research results suggest that it is effective in these, and other, treatment resistant groups such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Explain a new biosocial theory for overcontrol
  2. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  3. Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.
  4. Describe the four core deficits of overcontrol
  5. Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure
  6. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy
  7. Explain the most common indirect social signaling styles in overcontrol

6 CEs for therapists + dietitians + psychologists

This event has been sponsored by the University of Washington Psychology Department

 

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom has approved by the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) for  6 hours (6 CE) of Psychological Continuing Education Credit. WSPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. WSPA maintains responsibility for the program.

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom has been approved by the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association for 6 hours for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychotherapists.

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6 CE hours for Dietitians.

Opal: Food+Body Wisdom is the only commercial support for this event.

Cancellation policy:  

  • No fees will be refunded when someone cancels after April 27th at midnight.  Circumstances will be evaluated on a case by case basis if a refund is possible during this time.

 

Alexia "Lexi" Giblin is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Opal: Food+Body Wisdom.  She is a member of Dr. Thomas Lynch’s Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) Senior Clinician Team.  Dr. Giblin leads the integration of RO-DBT in to Opal programming. She is also currently Clinical Faculty in the University of Washington’s Psychology Department.

Dr. Giblin has worked in the mental health field in various capacities since 1995.  She received her doctorate from the University of Washington in 2004 and worked in private practice for 8 years prior to founding Opal.  Dr. Giblin was a Faculty Lecturer in the University of Washington’s Psychology Department from 2004-2011.

Dr. Giblin is committed to making Opal a nationally recognized program offering compassionate treatment for eating disorders that is responsive to recent research.  Along with her Co-Founders, Julie Church, RD, CD and Kara Bazzi, LMFT, she leads Opal with socially responsible business practices.  

Li Lin Hally is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults, teens, groups, and families in the Portland Oregon area. Li Lin has completed RO DBT intensive training and is an RO DBT Senior Clinician. She has been a counselor for the past 20 years, providing services in a variety of capacities including Asian refugee relocation, services to homeless leprosy patients in India, service learning in the Philippines and comprehensive relocation services in Spain. Li Lin has also worked for the State of Oregon at the Department of Human Services giving her a particular insight into the child welfare system in Oregon. All of these experiences have contributed to Li Lin’s clinical expertise. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1997. Li Lin’s training has been influenced by Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Psychology Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open DBT (RO DBT) and Mindfulness-Based Therapies.

 

 

Questions? Email sarah@opalfoodandbody.com

 

Detailed schedule:

8:30am-9am   Check in, Sign-in for CEs

Morning  Lecture, Content: “Overview of the theory of RO-DBT” (see objectives addressed during each hour in below outline), total of 3 CEs in morning

9-10am          Explain a new biosocial theory for overcontrol

      • This will include individual/self-assessment of participants’ Styles of Coping

10-11am        Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness

      • This will include one or two short, small group exercises

11-11:45am  Describe the four core deficits of overcontrol

11:45-12      Question and Answer

*Snacks, Coffee/tea will be in the room and offered for all participants throughout the time.  No structured break time scheduled.

12pm-1pm  Lunch on own, Note that no CEs will be granted for this hour

Afternoon Lecture, Content:  “ Treatment Application”, total of 3 CEs in afternoon

1-2pm               Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.

      • This will include short, small group exercises to trial self-inquiry and flexible responding

2-3pm               Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure

3-3:30pm         Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy

3:30-4               

  • Question and Answer
  • Evaluations and Sign-out

*Snacks, Coffee/tea will be in the room and offered for all participants throughout the time.  No structured break time scheduled.

Upon completion of the 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm lectures, attendee will receive 6 total CEs.

Details

Date:
May 5
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$200
Event Category:
Organizer:
Opal: Food+Body Wisdom
Phone:
206-701-9145
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