If you are wondering if RO DBT is for you, take these evidence-based measures and find out:

AAQ-II – scores of greater than 24 indicate psychological inflexibility and high emotional distress

Styles of Coping Word Pairs – add up how many items in column A and how many in column B

A greater number of items in column B suggests an over-controlled temperament type which is best treated with RO DBT, found Dr. Thomas Lynch.  An over-controlled temperament type  can be linked to chronic depression and anxiety, social disconnection, highly critical,  rigid and rule governed behavior, disordered eating, and personality disorders including obsessive-compulsive, avoidant and dependent.  Some people with a temperament of over-control have been told that they have ‘Borderline Traits’ however if they have outbursts or risk behaviors these typically only happen in private or with close loved ones. If you have further questions or would like to consult with an RO DBT therapist you are welcome to Contact Us.

A greater number of items in column A suggests an under-controlled temperament type which is best treated with DBT, founder Dr. Marsha Linehan.  An under-controlled temperament type can be linked to erratic moods, chaotic and impulsive behavior, perpetual crisis, and personality disorders including borderline, histrionic and narcissistic.  If you are seeking this type of therapy, you may reference this list of DBT Professionals .