Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM CDT

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McHenry County Mental Health Board 
620 Dakota Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Kristen Doherty 
McHenry County Mental Health Board 


McHenry County Mental Health Board Network Training

Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

2 Day Training

Presented by Dr. Michael Maslar

 Thursday, October 5, 2017 

Friday, October 6, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Lunch is on your own

Free: Earn up to 9 CEU's for attending this training (IAODAPCA Pending)

Target Audience: Psychiatrist (MD), Psychiatric Nurse (RN), Psychologist (Ph.D) Social Worker (MSW), Mental Health Counselor, Mental Health Therapist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and other professionals 

RO (Radically Open) DBT treatment has been developed for the past 20 years for patients who suffer from emotional over-control (OC), with conditions such as Chronic Depression, treatment-resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  RO DBT has proven effective for patients struggling with these issues. 

Course Outline:

  • Research Open-DBT - an empirically based treatment
  • A Transdiagnostic model of human problems and overarching coping styles
  • The problem of too much self-control
  • The neuroregulatory model and bio-social theory
  • Assessing Over-control
  • Treatment Structure 

Training Objectives:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The first day of training participants will be able to:

  • Understand the research on RO DBT
  • Understand the traits associated with people who have an problematic over-controlled coping style
  • Understand the relationship between over-control, social signaling, and loneliness

Friday, October 6, 2017

The second day of training participants will be able to:

  • Understand the target heirarchy in individual RO DBT
  • Understand the practice of self enquiry
  • Understand the relationship rupture protocol in RO DBT

Presenter: Dr. Michael Maslar, Psy.D

Michael Maslar Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, clinical supervisor, and clinical trainer, who is Director of the Mindfulness and Behavior Therapies program at the Family Institute of Northwestern University. He is also Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, at the Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. He previously coordinated psychology training and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, and has worked with challenging problems in a variety of other outpatient, inpatient, and residential settings. 

He received instruction as a clinician and trainer in Radically Open DBT, from the original developer of the approach, Thomas Lynch, PhD. He also serves as a member of the Midwest DBT Team Leaders Group, and the Chicago DBT Consortium. He specializes in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, other disorders of emotion dysregulation, Disorders of overcontrol, trauma, anxiety disorders, and high conflict couples and families.