We specialise in introductory and intensive training for professionals who want to develop Radically Open DBT services for patients with severe and difficult-to-treat mental health problems.

What we do

We offer in-person and online courses as well as a blended learning program that offers the same didactic contents as the RO DBT Intensive trainings, delivered through a combination of online teaching and in-person workshops.

We also offer additional training and resources for clinicians who have completed their intensive training and want to learn more or who want to join an online RO DBT Consult Team.

Our mission is to offer accessible training to mental health professionals who wish to become RO DBT clinicians or who want to deepen their understanding of Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy for disorders of overcontrol.

RO DBT Consult

We offer two types of consultation

The aim of the expert-led Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) consult team is to support RO DBT therapists with the collective wisdom of their colleagues and an expert in learning and providing RO DBT. Effective delivery of RO DBT requires therapists to practice radical openness skills themselves, as it is experiential, not a therapy that can be learned solely intellectually.

Online training

Trainers & Supervisors

Erica Smith-Lynch

Founder & Co-Director

Roelie Hempel

Founder & Co-Director

Thomas R. Lynch

RO DBT Treatment Developer

J. Nicole Little

Supervisor & Expert Team Consult Leader

Kristen Fritsinger

Supervisor & Expert Team Consult Leader

Karyn Hall

Supervisor & Expert Team Consult Leader

Sophie Rushbrook

Supervisor & Expert Team Consult Leader

I have found it to be very user-friendly. The patients themselves have said that they have found it very impactful… For me, I have found that it’s been very helpful to me to provide the therapy but also for my...

Amy Gaglia, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist

The teaching material and practice regarding RO were really impactful – forget about my patients – I’m learning so much about myself, my world and my own style that the Transatlantic trip was worthwhile for this alone!

Natasha, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist

In the practice I work at our RO program has grown pretty quickly, which has been super cool to see! We started out as a practice mainly doing standard DBT, and since we found RO we’ve realized how many of...

Jordan Morehouse,, Toledo, Ohio


Radically Open Ltd is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Radically Open Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

More about Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence based treatment, supported by 20 years of clinical research, targeting a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive self control, often referred to as overcontrol (OC).