180: Thomas Lynch, Founder of RO-DBT Therapy

In this episode Kevin Kloosterman is back along with Thomas Lynch, the founder of RO-DBT. They are joined by Erica Smith Lynch, who happens to be Thomas’ wife.

 Kevin Kloosterman, a trained RO-DBT Therapist joined Natasha on episode 168.  RO-DBT is a more recent therapy model and Kevin shared his thoughts on the model. You can find the episode by clicking here

In this episode, Natasha and the group discuss the beginnings of the treatment, how Kevin became involved, and what it is which includes that it is a trans-diagnostic treatment approach with roots in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy).

Thomas Lynch is a professor Emeritus at the school of Psychology at the University of Southampton. He was the director of the Duke Cognitive Research Program at Duke University until 2007. Currently, he is the director of Emotion and Personality Biobehavioral laboratory at the University of Southampton. He’s been the recipient of large research grants from different sources including the National Institute of Health. He is also the recipient of the John M. Rhoade’s Psychotherapy Research Endowment and a Beck Institute Scholar.

Erica Smith Lynch is the Chief Executive of “Radically Open” and the director of treatment development and training for RO-DBT. She’s been a part of the development of this model since 2008 and has been working alongside Thomas in training therapists.

Kevin Kloosterman, MS LMFT is a therapist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families to improve their mental health and their relationships.  He is a certified RO-DBT therapist and skills trainer.  Kevin has been a former bishop and served on the board of the Mormon Mental Health Association. 

They reference DBT(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and its founder, Marsha Linehan.

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Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

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