RO-DBT: NOT LIKE STANDARD DBT
WHAT RO-DBT IS
Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) is an evidence-based treatment for clients who struggle with excessive self-control (perfectionistic, habitual planning), lack of social connection (aloof and distant style of relating), and rigid thinking (difficulty accepting feedback).
WHAT RO-DBT TREATS
Unlike standard DBT, RO-DBT targets emotionally overly-controlled patient populations (e.g., Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, and Treatment Resistant Anxiety) instead of emotionally under-controlled patient populations (e.g., patients with Borderline Personality Disorder or Bipolar Disorder). With RO-DBT, the primary treatment targets include social signaling deficits, low openness, and interpersonal aloofness. The therapeutic stance is less directive and encourages independence of action and thought. With this therapy, radical openness actively seeks the things one wants to avoid in order to learn–challenging our perceptions of reality, modeling humility, and a willingness to learn.