Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT): Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, is a therapy designed initially for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). DBT is a cognitive behavioural therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviours (e.g., actions) in the development and the treatment of poor emotional regulation, poor distress tolerance, difficulties with interpersonal relationships and difficulties with coping with the here and now. Find out more about DBT here.
Radically Open Dialetical Behavioural Therapy
Radically Open Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (RO-DBT): Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Thomas Lynch for disorders of emotional overcontrol. RO DBT is a transdiagnostic treatment indicated for patients with diagnoses of chronic depression, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, anorexia nervosa, autism spectrum disorders, and avoidant, paranoid and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders. Find out more about RO-DBT here.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT pronounced act): I work with clients to identify sources of suffering. Quite often this involves identifying areas in their life where they are not living towards their values. Using the ACT framework, I am able to help clients build psychological flexibility. Some techniques we use include building mindfulness, delusion, and increasing valued actions. There is good evidence for this type of treatment in clients who have symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. Find out more about ACT here.
Behavioural Family Intervention
Behavioural Family Intervention (BFI):I work with clients to determine the cause and maintaining factors of child misbehaviour. My aim is not to fix any behavioural problems but to train parents to be the problem solvers, to equip parents with skills and confidence to identify and prevent behavioural difficulties and to manage these with appropriate consequences. One of the evidence-based BFI packages is Triple P. Karen is accredited across the different levels of Triple P and provides seminars, groups and individual Triple P session to clients.