The Australian DBT Institute provides professional development opportunities for Mental Health Professionals seeking to become proficient in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy approaches. Our approach has been developed in collaboration with Australian public health and private sector providers, as well as clinical research, clinical experts, consumers, and carers. Our team is led by experienced practitioners who have received training, mentoring, and development from Marsha Linehan’s team at Behavioral Tech LLC (2004-8) in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as training, mentoring, and development from Radically Open Ltd (2022 to current) in Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO DBT).
The Australian DBT Institute has led high-fidelity DBT programs since 2004 through the Essentia Health Clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, and online via Telehealth. The Australian DBT Institute’s adapted approach includes a baseline assessment of over-control and under-control coping to best determine the most suitable therapeutic approach (RO DBT for maladaptive over-control presentations and DBT for maladaptive under-control presentations) in our clinical and teaching programs. Our approach is compatible with Australian Health Care standards providing consumers and health professionals alike with a DBT approach that is both trauma-informed and recovery-focused. Our clinical programs have included comprehensive DBT, Radically Open DBT, as well as modified DBT programs for specific populations including youth, carers, Indigenous Australians, correctional settings, and psychiatric emergency settings.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is an evidence based approach for maladaptive under-control presentations and Radically Open DBT for maladaptive over-control presentations!
Leadership in DBT and DBT Informed Approaches Since 2004
Since 2004 the Australian DBT Institute has delivered professional development workshops throughout the Asia Pacific Region.
The Australian DBT Institute works in collaboration with Radically Open Ltd to offer annual training in Radically Open DBT.
Our DBT Clinics fee for service clinics with DBT & RO DBT credentialed practitioners who offer DBT & RO DBT skills classes and individual therapy.
The Australian DBT Supervision program has been running since 2010 with our practitioners offering a range of supervision options from individual supervision to consultation teams and group supervision arrangements.
The Australian DBT Institute provides training to a range of mental health and community based services each year. Our programs range from one day workshops to Zoom based webinars and all the way to full program implementation training.