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Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders

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This webinar was presented live on September 15, 2021.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), is an empirically based therapy, supported by more than 20 years of research, that effectively treats disorders characterized by excessive self-control, referred to as overcontrol. The counterintuitive idea behind RO DBT is that it is possible to have too much self-control. Dietitians will learn what an overcontrolled temperament is and how it applies to eating disorders, as well as techniques to treat those with it more effectively.

CPEU: 1.0
CPE Level: 2
Performance Indicators: 9.6, 1.2, 2.1.5

Learning Objectives

  1. Assess for an over-controlled temperament.
  2. Understand RO DBT biosocial theory.
  3. Personally apply and guide clients on how to apply the foundational RO DBT skill of self-enquiry.


Kayla Jessop RDN, CDN, CEDRD-S

Kayla Jessop is a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian with a private practice in Salt Lake City, Layton, and Ogden, Utah. She offers individual nutrition therapy, individual and group meal support, body image group, and RO-DBT skills class for adults and adolescents. She also offers professional supervision for fellow dietitians, therapists and other medical professionals who are seeking an experienced clinician to oversee their cases. 

Kayla enjoys giving presentations to improve the awareness of eating disorders and RO DBT. She recently presented at IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disordered Professionals) on RO DBT for Eating disorders. Kayla is currently working on a digital course on the topic of RO DBT for all dietitians. Through the course, dietitians will learn how to implement RO DBT skills into their practice and help prevent treatment drop out.

With experience as the Lead Dietitian at BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center in Manhattan, she is most known for being an "eating disorder expert." Kayla has excellent experience working in different levels of care such as Day Treatment Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient Groups. She is an expert on Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and improving people's relationships with food and body.

Release Date: September 15, 2021


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