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RO DBT Skills Class Online (Tuesdays @ 6pm)

RO DBT skills training classes target five OC themes: inhibited and disingenuous emotional expression; hyper-detailed focused and overly cautious behaviour; rigid and rule-governed behaviour; aloof and distant style of relating; and high social comparison and envy/bitterness.
  • Up to 8 attendees

    and 2 facilitators
  • 2.5 hour sessions

    at online via Zoom
  • 30 Lessons

    Course duration
  • Ongoing access

    to RO DBT resources online!
    What you are going to learn

    Radically Open DBT

    Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a transdiagnostic treatment which targets a spectrum of disorders characterised by excessive inhibitory control or overcontrol (OC). It is intended for clinicians treating clients with such chronic problems as refractory depression, anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

    The treatment is fully manualised (Lynch, 2018a; 2018b) and the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of RO DBT are evidence-based, supported by more than twenty five years of clinical translational research.

    What RO DBT Targets:

    • Inhibited and disingenuous emotional expression
    • Hyper-detailed focused and overly cautious behaviour
    • Rigid and rule-governed behaviour
    • Aloof and distant style of relating
    • High social comparison and envy/bitterness.

    Meet our team

    Learning from world-leading academics and practitioners, you’ll not only receive an outstanding grounding in the theory of law, but you will be able to understand how those principles are applied in practice through a range of student-led activities and competitions.

    Naomi Ramsdell (Social Worker)

     Naomi, is a Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors and will be the facilitator of this RO-DBT Skills Class. She has specialist training in evidence-based psychotherapies and implements mindfulness, RO-DBT, DBT, CBT, Interpersonal, person-centered, and Solution Focused Therapies, and Psycho-education. She specialises in working with clients with Maladaptive Over control, Borderline Personality Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, Returned Service and Emergency Service personnel, Psychosis, Bipolar, Gender identity, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Kelly Allen (Psychologist)

    Kelly, is a Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience and will be the facilitator of this RO-DBT Skills Class

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    Dr. Peter King (Clinical Director)

    Peter and the Australian DBT Institute team will contribute to this skills class through the development of content on this DBT Assist platform to support the acquisition of essential RO-DBT skills. Peter is the developer of Stabilisation Based Therapy which uses a Trauma Informed DBT approach used during the Stabilisation Phase of treatment. His PhD explored effective therapeutic interventions for individuals with extreme emotion dysregulation. He educates and supervises mental health professionals in trauma informed approaches and stabilisation based approaches including DBT.