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Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO DBT) Program

Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT) is an evidence based treatment that was created by Dr. Thomas Lynch for disorders of overcontrol, such as anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, autism spectrum disorder, OCPD and maladaptive perfectionism. This is an exciting new treatment backed by over 25yrs of clinical research. RO DBT targets loneliness and helps individuals understand ruled behaviour that interferes with social connections.

The Centre will provide the full Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO DBT) program which was written by Tom Lynch, PhD. Both Tanya Franic and Rebecca Ciatto, the directors of The Centre, are intensively trained in RO DBT and working towards supervision roles. All of the therapists at The Centre are either intensively trained in RO DBT and are working towards level 3 training. The Centre will provide all modes of the RO DBT model including individual therapy, skills class, phone coaching and team consultation.

Individuals may benefit from the DBT program if they have:
  • Perfectionism

  • Obsessive overthinking

  • Chronic Depression

  • Suicidal ideation or self harming behaviours

  • Rigid beliefs or rules

  • Issues with loneliness and connection within relationships

  • Excessively plan or organise

  • Social anxiety or feel socially awkward

  • Restrictive eating behaviours

"Just because you think it, doesn't make it true"

Dr. Thomas Lynch,

RO DBT treatment developer

What will you get from the RO DBT program?

The RO DBT course targets emotional loneliness through social connections and helps the individual build a life worth sharing. Many times someone who leans over controlled is "threat sensitive" and sees the world through personal biases, which leads to a loss of connection. The RO DBT skills teach openness with relationships and feedback, emotional expression to increase connection, flexibility with thoughts and rules, and effective communication within relationships. 

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