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How Overcontrolled Clients Get Stuck in a Cycle of Disconnection from Peers: A Case Study

Alexis, a 13-year-old musical theater student, is overcontrolled. This means that musical theatre is the anchor of her life and the frame of her identity. She had recently approached her two theatre group friends to talk about why she had not been attending rehearsals and would be unable to participate in the next theatre festival.  […]

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Social Signaling: The missing ingredient in the treatment of chronic depression

Feeling happy is great—but when you are lonely—it’s hard to feel happy no matter how much you might try to accept, reappraise, or change your circumstances, keep busy, exercise, practice yoga, or distract yourself. In the long run, we are tribal beings—and we yearn to share our lives with other members of our species. It […]

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Lonely Apes Die

What do lonely apes have in common with a method that offers help to people who suffer from chronic depression, recurrent anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, or anorexia nervosa? Read the blog on the New Harbinger Blog page

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How is RO-DBT different from DBT?

Developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Radically Open-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) builds upon this work. This new therapy is a breakthrough, transdiagnostic approach (developed by Dr. Thomas Lynch) that helps clients with extremely difficult-to-treat overcontrol […]

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