Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Breakthrough Treatment

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a groundbreaking treatment approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective in addressing a range of disorders characterized by excessive self-control, commonly known as overcontrol (OC). With over 25 years of clinical research supporting its efficacy, RO DBT offers new hope for individuals struggling with these conditions.

What is Overcontrol?

Overcontrol refers to a set of behaviors and thought patterns that involve excessive self-control and inhibiting emotional expression. People with overcontrol tendencies often exhibit traits such as hyper-detailed focus, rigid rule-governed behavior, aloofness in relationships, and a tendency towards social comparison and envy.

How RO DBT Works

RO DBT treatment involves a combination of individual therapy sessions and skills training classes. The therapy focuses on addressing the five core themes of overcontrol:

  • Inhibited and disingenuous emotional expression
  • Hyper-detailed focused and overly cautious behavior
  • Rigid and rule-governed behavior
  • Aloof and distant style of relating
  • High social comparison and envy/bitterness

By targeting these specific areas, RO DBT aims to help individuals develop more flexible and adaptive behaviors, enhance emotional expression, and improve social connections.

RO DBT Treatment at Our Specialised Clinics

Our specialised clinics offer RO DBT treatment for individuals struggling with overcontrol-related disorders. Our experienced therapists provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to explore their emotions and develop new coping strategies.

The treatment consists of regular individual therapy sessions, where clients work one-on-one with their therapist to address their unique challenges. In addition, skills training classes are offered to teach clients practical skills that can be applied in their daily lives.

Training for Mental Health Professionals

We also offer comprehensive training programs for mental health professionals who wish to develop their expertise in Radically Open DBT. Our in-person and online training courses provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement RO DBT with their patients effectively.

By expanding the availability of RO DBT services, we aim to reach more individuals with severe and difficult-to-treat mental health problems and provide them with the support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

RO DBT Australia is a service of the Australian DBT Institute that supports individuals to access appropriately trained practitioners in the evidence-based approach of Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO DBT). The Australian DBT Institute also collaborates with Radically Open Ltd to educate mental health professionals in the Asia Pacific Region in RO DBT.