Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

RO-DBT 12-Day Skills Building Intensive

For an individual struggling with chronic depression, social anxiety, and issues of overcontrol, who
have not achieved lasting success with other treatments, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT)
is a new evidence-based treatment that addresses these disorders in a new and innovative way. The RO-DBT Skills Building Intensive program focuses on improving social signaling, enhancing receptivity and openness and increasing interpersonal connection, to reduce negative outcomes of excessive emotional control, such as, social isolation and poor interpersonal functioning.

Patients in this track can expect to spend time on:

  • Radical Openness & Self-Enquiry
  • Understanding Overcontrolled Coping
  • Mindfulness
  • Learning to Forgive
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Social Signaling & Enhancing Social Safety
  • Increasing Social Connectedness

What is RO-DBT?

RO-DBT is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Dr. Thomas R. Lynch for disorders of emotional over control. Though self-control is often highly prized and rewarded by our society, too much self-control can create a host of difficulties, including social isolation and poor interpersonal relationships. RO-DBT is designed to focus on building flexible responding, authentic emotional expression, self-enquiry, and ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback. The primary treatment targets in RO-DBT focus on improving social signaling, enhancing receptivity and openness, and increasing interpersonal connection.

Who would benefit from RO-DBT skills building intensives?

The target population includes individuals with excessive emotional over control that is contributing to negative outcomes such as social isolation or poor interpersonal functioning. DSM-5 diagnostic categories that have been shown to benefit from RO-DBT include Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Avoidant, Paranoid, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

View RO-DBT 12-Day Skills Building Intensive sample schedule:  SH-RO DBT INTENSIVE

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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