Lindner Center of HOPE Offers Three Educational Opportunities in June

On the heels of Mental Health Month, Lindner Center of HOPE is offering three educational opportunities in June. Two of the educational events would be appropriate for general audiences, while one is more targeted to clinicians.

Please join Lindner Center of HOPE

JUNE 12, 2018
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST
For a free webcast

Diagnosis and Treatment of PANS/PANDAS

PRESENTED BY: NICOLE BOSSE, PSYD, Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychologist ,STEPHEN EDWARDS, MD Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Medical Director, Williams House, Lindner Center of HOPE and JOHNATHAN BERNSTEIN, MD, UC Health, Professor of Medicine

Participants in the webcast will be able to:

  • Define PANS/PANDAS and how to diagnose it.
  • Explain the treatment of the symptoms of PANS/PANDAS with psychoactive medications and supportive interventions.
  • Describe psychotherapies, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, for the treatment of the symptoms of PANS/PANDAS.
  • Discuss removing the source of the inflammation with antimicrobial interventions.

Target Audience: Psychiatrists, Primary Care Physicians, Non-psychiatric MDs, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Mental Health Specialists and interested parties as well


Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Disorders of Overcontrol One Day Workshop
Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 8:00a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lindner Center of HOPE Gymnasium/Conference Center
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, Ohio 45040

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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. Based on 19 years of research, two NIMH funded randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with refractory depression, an open-trial with adult anorexia nervosa, and a large ongoing multi-site RCT ( 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 (treatment manual pending; Guilford Press).

While resting on many of the core principles of standard DBT, the therapeutic strategies in RO-DBT are often substantially different. For example, RO-DBT contends that emotional loneliness represents the core problem for overcontrol, not emotion dysregulation. 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. New approaches designed to activate a neurobiological-based social-safety system, signal cooperation, encourage genuine self-disclosure, practice loving-kindness, and change unhelpful envy/bitterness will be introduced using slides, handouts, video clips, and role plays.

Training Objectives

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

  1. Explain a new biosocial theory for OC
  2. Describe the RO-DBT treatment structure
  3. Describe new RO-DBT treatment strategies designed to enhance willingness for self-inquiry and flexible responding.
  4. Describe the RO-DBT treatment hierarchy
  5. Describe a novel treatment mechanism positing open expression = trust = social connectedness
  6. List examples of strategies designed to improve pro-social cooperative signaling via activation of the parasympathetic nervous system’s social-safety system

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Registration includes: 6 Continuing Education Credits, copies of presentations and support materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

Conference registration fee: $65. Please register by: Thursday, May 24, 2018.

Contact: Pricila Gran to register at 513-536-0318 or

 Free Community Education Series Offered the Third Wednesday of Every Other Month

The third session of a free education series to help community members increase awareness of mental health, substance use disorders, treatment and strategies for coping is June 20, 2018. Nicole Bosse, PsyD, and Jennifer Wilcox, PsyD, Lindner Center of HOPE staff psychologists, will present What is OCD and How Is It Treated?

This session will cover obsessive compulsive disorder and its sub-types, as well as a look at therapies used effectively in treatment.

The series is held at Manor House, 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of every other month.

Register by calling Pricila Gran at 513-536-0318. Learn more by visiting

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.