The Appetite Episode #10: Targeting Emotional Loneliness: An interview with RO DBT Creator Dr. Thomas Lynch and Erica Smith Lynch

An Opal: Food+Body Wisdom Podcast

Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has been a big topic on The Appetite…but today RO DBT creator Dr. Thomas Lynch and his wife and colleague Erica Smith Lynch join us for a conversation around its application within eating disorders. Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy–the newest evidence-based treatment targeting disorders of overcontrol (including anorexia, chronic depression, OCD, and autism)–encourages open expression as a way to combat emotional loneliness in those that are typically more emotionally inhibited. In this conversation, Opal Co-Founder Lexi Giblin, PhD, CEDS and Appetite Host Carter Umhau, LMHCA ask about the roots of the modality, how RO DBT thinks about the topic of food in eating disorder treatment, and how understanding your temperament can increase the health of your relationships.


The Appetite is available for listening on Soundcloud as well as iTunes or here on the Opal blog.

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