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NW Eating Disorders Professional Group – RO-DBT
July 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
NorthWest Eating Disorders Professional Group
The North West Eating Disorders Professional Group is a monthly gathering that provides a space to discuss and inform on treatments and care that are relevant to the eating disorder profession. Opal’s own Lexi Giblin will be presenting on Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) for their July meeting.
Many of our clients with chronic major depression, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders are over-controlled and inhibited behaviorally and emotionally. Traditional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) targets emotional and behavioral undercontrol which can serve to only increase the inhibition seen in our clients with already over-controlled temperaments. This presentation would focus on Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), an innovative, novel approach which targets the inhibited expression particularly associated with anorexia nervosa restricting type, anxiety disorders, chronic depression and obsessive compulsive personality disorder.