New Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
3 Jul 2020
RO DBT is a new evidence-based treatment targeting a range of disorders characterised by extreme self-control.
Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on our urges, emotions, and wants in favor of longer term goals. Most of the time, self-control is good, but some people can suffer from excessive self-control and this can result in a problem relaxing control when needed.
Overcontrolled people may be inhibited, perfectionistic, cautious, and feeling exhausted by social interactions.
Signs of over control can include:
- having high expectations of yourself or others;
- If you feel stress, the urge is to control the environment around you
- finding yourself masking your emotions, rather than wear your heart on your sleeve
- difficulty connecting with others
What is RO DBT?
It stands for Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT. You may have heard of DBT before, and RO DBT is quite different.
RO DBT aims to increase openness, flexibility and ultimately build social connection.
What can I expect?
RO DBT consists of a weekly skills class with the RO psychologists over the course of approximately 30 weeks.
Please talk to your psychologist or St John of God psychiatrist to see if this might be a good fit for you.
If you would like more information about RO DBT, please get in touch with our Counselling and Therapy Centres.
St John of God Burwood Hospital Counselling and Therapy Centre
420 Parramatta Road
Burwood NSW 2134
Tel: (02) 8746 4400
St John of God Richmond Hospital Counselling and Therapy Centre
177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2754
Tel: (02) 4570 6128
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