In collaboration with Radically Open Ltd we offer a blended learning program that offers the same didactic contents as the RO DBT Intensive trainings, delivered through a combination of online teaching and in-person workshops.

Research based

RO DBT has been informed by over 20 years of translational research, and is supported by experimental, longitudinal , and correlational research in a range of mental health disorders.


Anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder are all examples of mental health problems characterised by excessive self control, also known as overcontrol.

Training events

We currently organise or facilitate three types of training: one-day introductory training, 2x5 days intensive training, and online training for clinicians to learn how best to treat patients with over control.

Find a therapist

We’ve collected a list of RO DBT trained health professionals for patients to contact directly for treatment availability in their local area.


Training, Support and Supervision for Health Professionals

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) is a new evidence based treatment, supported by 20 years of clinical research, targeting a spectrum of disorders characterized by excessive self control, often referred to as overcontrol (OC).


Customer experiences

The teaching material and practice regarding RO were really impactful – forget about my patients – I’m learning so much about myself, my world and my own style that the Transatlantic trip was worthwhile for this alone!

Natasha, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist

I have found it to be very user-friendly. The patients themselves have said that they have found it very impactful… For me, I have found that it’s been very helpful to me to provide the therapy but also for my own personal life. RO DBT focuses in on social functioning and getting better relationships. Very few other therapeutic techniques teach patients actual skills — how to use their own body to help to them interact differently with and influence their environment. People pick the skills up fairly quickly.

Amy Gaglia, NHS Therapist and DBT specialist

In the practice I work at our RO program has grown pretty quickly, which has been super cool to see! We started out as a practice mainly doing standard DBT, and since we found RO we’ve realized how many of our clients are OC and need RO instead. The shift from DBT to RO for a lot of our population has been neat to witness – clients able to do work in areas needed, and our clinicians not trained in RO being supportive of us and interested in learning more.

Jordan Morehouse,, Toledo, Ohio


Radically Open Ltd is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Radically Open Ltd maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

RO DBT Consult

We offer two types of consultation

The aim of the expert-led Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) consult team is to support RO DBT therapists with the collective wisdom of their colleagues and an expert in learning and providing RO DBT. Effective delivery of RO DBT requires therapists to practice radical openness skills themselves, as it is experiential, not a therapy that can be learned solely intellectually.