RO DBT for Eating Disorders: What Clinicians Need to Know - Social Work


A Panel Discussion with Drs Thomas Lynch, Ellen Astrachan-Fletcher, Mima Simic, and Roelie Hempel and Erica Smith Lynch.

Watch this free 90-minute webinar on YouTube and get answers to the following questions:

  1. What is RO DBT?
  2. What type of clients could benefit from RODBT?
  3. When is RO DBT appropriate?
  4. What training should a clinician who treats eating disorders have?
  5. How is the family involved in the RO DBT model?
  6. How does RO DBT manage medical instability and imminent risk?
  7. Should a client with anorexia have a multidisciplinary team (e.g., physician, dietitian)?
  8. How is trauma addressed for the overcontrolled ED client?

And more ....

English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian subtitles are available!

Given the complex nature of eating disorders and the fact that the death rate in anorexia is the highest of all mental illnesses, we encourage anyone who is considering using RO DBT for their clients with eating disorders to watch the video-regardless of your level of experience with eating disorders or RO DBT.

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90 Minutes

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Thomas R. Lynch


Thomas R. Lynch, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Psychology at University of Southampton. He was the Director of the Duke Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program at Duke University (USA) from 1998-2007.

Dr Lynch is the treatment developer of Radically Open-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)—a new transdiagnostic treatment approach informed by 20+ years of clinical research. He is the author of the RO-DBT treatment manual titled “Radically Open- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for Disorders of Overcontrol” as a well as the RO DBT Skills Training Manual (2018; Context Press).

Dr Lynch has been the recipient of multiple large research grants from a range of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, the Hartford Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the National Institute for Health Research. He was also the Chief Investigator of a multi- centre randomized controlled trial examining the efficacy and mechanisms of RO-DBT funded by the NIHR- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme (; Lynch).

He is a recipient of the John M. Rhoades Psychotherapy Research Endowment and a Beck Institute Scholar. He is recognized internationally as a world-leading expert in difficult-to-treat disorders; such as, personality disorders, chronic depression, and anorexia nervosa and is in frequent demand as a speaker internationally—e.g., Europe, USA, and Canada.

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