This is a 2.5 hour class covering the evidence-based RO-DBT model as developed by Dr. Thomas Lynch. Excessive over-control is associated with social isolation and poor interpersonal relations and contributes to conditions like Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety, Avoidant, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
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-inquiry and curiosity into usual responses, and ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback.
The 30-week skills training is educative and interactive. An initial assessment is required.