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RO DBT Skills Class Online (Tuesdays @ 6pm)

RO DBT skills training classes target five OC themes: inhibited and disingenuous emotional expression; hyper-detailed focused and overly cautious behaviour; rigid and rule-governed behaviour; aloof and distant style of relating; and high social comparison and envy/bitterness.
  • Up to 12 attendees

    and 2 facilitators
  • 2.5 hour sessions

    at online via Zoom
  • 10 Lessons

    module duration
  • Ongoing access

    to RO DBT resources online!
    What you are going to learn

    Radically Open DBT

    Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a transdiagnostic treatment which targets a spectrum of disorders characterised by excessive inhibitory control or overcontrol (OC). It is intended for clinicians treating clients with such chronic problems as refractory depression, anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.

    The treatment is fully manualised (Lynch, 2018a; 2018b) and the feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of RO DBT are evidence-based, supported by more than twenty five years of clinical translational research.

    What RO DBT Targets:

    • Inhibited and disingenuous emotional expression
    • Hyper-detailed focused and overly cautious behaviour
    • Rigid and rule-governed behaviour
    • Aloof and distant style of relating
    • High social comparison and envy/bitterness.
    Our RO-DBT SKILLS tRAINERS

    Meet our team

    Learning from world-leading academics and practitioners, you’ll not only receive an outstanding grounding in the theory of law, but you will be able to understand how those principles are applied in practice through a range of student-led activities and competitions.

    Brad Stolz-Grobusch (Psychologist)

     Brad is a Clinical and Counselling Psychologist who offers psychological therapy for adults, adolescents, older adults, couples, and families. He is our RO DBT Coordinator and has been intensively trained in DBT and RO DBT. Brad also helps clients experiencing relationship and parenting problems, behavioural or anger problems, self-esteem and identity issues, shyness and social skills difficulties, insomnia and sleep difficulties, grief and bereavement, caregiver stress or burnout, chronic Illness or chronic pain, and any other life adjustment difficulties.

    Kelly Allen
    (Psychologist)

    Kelly, is a Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience and will be the facilitator of this RO-DBT Skills Class. Kelly has been trained and mentored in DBT and Radically Open DBT (RO DBT). 

    More information to follow

    Dr. Peter King
    (Clinical Director)

    Peter and the Australian DBT Institute team will contribute to this skills class through the development of content on this DBT Assist platform to support the acquisition of essential RO-DBT skills. Peter is the developer of Stabilisation Based Therapy which uses a Trauma Informed DBT approach used during the Stabilisation Phase of treatment. His PhD explored effective therapeutic interventions for individuals with extreme emotion dysregulation. He educates and supervises mental health professionals in trauma informed approaches and stabilisation based approaches including DBT.