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About Us

Glow DBT is part of The Glow Centre, a private allied health practice in Kenmore, in Brisbane’s western suburbs. The Glow Centre was originally established in 2013 as Melissa Kent Psychology, by clinical psychologist Melissa Kent in Melbourne, Victoria. Melissa has been practising DBT since 2003 and was the first clinician in Australia to be trained in DBT PE at Behavioral Tech/The Linehan Institute. The practice relocated to Brisbane in 2016 and has established a reputation for excellence in building relationships with clients and other services in the community, and achieving excellent outcomes for its clients.

Glow DBT was established in 2018 to provide DBT skills training as an alternative to public and private health programs. We have steadily grown since then from a small team of highly trained DBT clinicians providing one DBT skills training group per week, to a larger team of highly trained DBT clinicians providing a comprehensive DBT program, DBT skills training groups plus individual therapy, individual DBT-informed therapy, and DBT consultation, training and supervision.

 

Our DBT program strictly follows the protocols and curriculum designed by Dr Marsha Linehan, and we have embedded measures of adherence and assessing progress so as to ensure we are delivering adherent, effective services.

 

Why choose us

  • Highly trained and experienced clinicians – all of our clinicians have completed intensive DBT training, possess masters-level qualifications, are engaged in ongoing DBT-related professional development, and have years of experience delivering DBT and DBT-informed interventions. In addition, all of our DBT clinicians ‘live and breathe’ DBT by practising DBT skills and principles in their own lives, and helping each other do the same

  • Adherence and fidelity to Dr Marsha Linehan’s model – our programs were designed and are delivered based on the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC) standards

  • Comprehensive DBT program, DBT skills training + individual therapy, DBT-informed therapy options to suit your preferences, needs and capabilities

  • Commitment to excellence in clinical outcomes, facilitated through individualised assessment and DBT treatment planning, regular assessment of client progress, and openness to feedback

  • Adherence to Dr Marsha Linehan’s curriculum is rated at every skills group session, and adherence of our overall program is tracked and assessed regularly.

Our Mission

To provide a high quality, adherent DBT program and DBT-informed individual treatment within a safe, supportive environment, to enable our clients to manage problems and build a life worth living.

Our Vision

The Glow DBT team strives to be the ‘go to’ psychology and allied health practice for individuals seeking DBT in the Western suburbs of Brisbane and beyond. Our DBT programs and therapy are delivered with a focus on our core values.

Our Values

Warmth

Understanding

Collaboration

Commitment

Clinical excellence

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Commitment to excellence in outcomes

At Glow DBT, we’re committed to creating and maintaining the optimal conditions for our clients to get the best possible outcomes during their DBT journeys.

 

We have a number of processes involved in striving for excellent DBT outcomes, including:​

  • Individualised, DBT-informed assessments for every client referred to us

  • Individualised DBT treatment planning for every client

  • Providing pre-commitment prior to joining our DBT program, to give each client the best possible start

  • Assessing our clients’ progress regularly (at the end of each module or more frequently as required), and discussing this progress with them, and adapting their DBT treatment plan if indicated

  • Continually seeking feedback about our clinicians and our program

  • Rating the adherence of every DBT skills group session we deliver, to Dr Marsha Linehan’s curriculum

  • Regularly assessing the adherence of our program, to the DBT-LBC fidelity standards.