Self-control, the ability to inhibit competing urges, impulses, or behaviors is highly valued by most societies. However, excessive self-control has been linked to social isolation, aloof interpersonal functioning, maladaptive perfectionism, constricted emotional expressions, and difficult-to-treat mental health problems, such as anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and refractory depression. The aim of this workshop is to introduce clinicians to the theoretical foundations and new skills underlying radically open-dialectical behavior therapy (RO-DBT) for disorders of overcontrol.
The biosocial theory for overcontrol posits that heightened threat sensitivity and diminished reward sensitivity transact with early family experiences emphasizing “mistakes as intolerable” and “self-control as imperative” to result in an overcontrolled coping style that limits opportunities to learn new skills and exploit positive social reinforcers. A novel thesis linking the communicative functions of emotional expression to the formation of close social bonds will be introduced, as well as new skills emphasizing receptivity, self-enquiry and flexible responding. Using slides, handouts, video clips, and role-plays, new assessment and treatment interventions will be taught including:
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:45 PMPacific Time
Embassy Suites by Hilton1345 Treat BlvdWalnut Creek, CA 94597USA(925) 934-2500
*Please note that complete attendance is necessary at all required training sessions for continuing education certification. No partial CE will be awarded.
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