What is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)?
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a new evidence-based treatment that targets over-controlled behavior. It has been used to treat some of the rigid responses and emotional inhibition thought to underlie many treatment-resistant conditions. RO-DBT involves weekly individual and group sessions.

Who is the Treatment For?  
Patients who exhibit over-controlled behavior and may have a diagnosis of Chronic Depression; Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorder; Anorexia Nervosa; Avoidant, Paranoid or Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder; or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. 

Individuals who exhibit over-controlled behavior tend to:
• Have a high sensitivity for threat and a low sensitivity for reward (e.g., seeing the thorns before the roses)
• Exhibit high-detail focused processing
• Prefer order, structure and familiarity to novelty when under stress
• View mistakes as intolerable

What are the core components of RO-DBT?
• Individual therapy
• Skills class
• Phone coaching

RO-DBT treatment strategies aim to build:
• Flexible responding to the demands of the moment
• Emphasis on the importance of authentic emotional expression to build positive interpersonal relationships
• Self-enquiry into our usual responses
• Ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback

What is the commitment?
• Interview required
• Individual weekly session
• Weekly group session
• 30-week commitment