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RO DBT Newsletter January 2021

To read the full newsletter, please click here: https://mailchi.mp/radicallyopen/ro-newsletter-januari2021

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Compulsive Striving in a time of COVID

Well, as it turns out, I have a super fan of my blog postings!  Her name is Judy, and yes, she is my mom (Hi mom!).  She mentioned in passing that she had not seen a blog post in a while on this site.  I told her that since the pandemic hit the globe, not […]

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Sneaky Work Strikes Again!

As a card carrying OC, I find reward in accomplishing tasks. Vacations and time off are a challenge. I’ve written book chapters in Hawaii and the outer banks of North Carolina, staring at my computer screen while breathtakingly beautiful beaches are just a few feet away. I’ve answered mundane emails while in Japan, and spent […]

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Sorry, Not Sorry

As the pandemic began and quarantine started, I noticed feeling more on edge and being easily irritated by anything out of place in my house. I was working a lot as many of my clients were struggling with the adjustment and trying to figure out technology issues of doing therapy online. I was also processing […]

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RO DBT Newsletter March 2020

To read the full newsletter, please click here: https://mailchi.mp/26e810914827/ro-newsletter-march2020

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RO DBT Newsletter August 2019

Click on this link to read the full newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/1a0c28b13077/ro-newsletter-august-2019  

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Busting the Loneliness Cycle

Here’s a great blog by Hope Arnold: Busting the Loneliness Cycle. “Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RODBT), thinks that the cure for loneliness is to build tribe, community, and connection,[…] So how do you start building a friend?” Read more here: https://www.rodbtdenver.com/post/busting-the-loneliness-cycle

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The Unhelpful Helper

As we know maladaptive social signals are behaviors that can be witnessed by others in such a way that they keep us out of the tribe.   In RO DBT social signals are posited as a unique and powerful mechanism of change.  Social signaling targets are often habits, something we have done for a long time […]

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Using Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) To Treat Problems Of Overcontrol

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), developed by Dr. Thomas R. Lynch, is a new treatment that has been developed and tested to address excessive self-control, or overcontrol [1]. RO DBT is a transdiagnostic treatment indicated for patients with diagnoses of chronic depression, treatment-resistant anxiety disorders, anorexia nervosa, autism spectrum disorders, and Cluster A and C personality […]

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The Secret Key

I want to get out of here. I was at a book event that included one of my favorite authors.  I had been invited by good friends of mine and I was thrilled at the prospect of seeing Glennon Doyle Melton in person. The evening, however, was going much longer than I had anticipated and […]

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Signaling Trust

The other morning, as I was drinking my coffee and reading the news, I came across an article describing how many parents are now monitoring, and yes controlling, their college kids’ movements via the app Life360.  I was somewhat horrified reading the article, but could understand the pull. I lean OC and began to learn […]

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OC Approach coping out of control!

I would like to think that I am not “into” my phone.  And I don’t mean the rotary phone in my house that we wow the neighbourhood kids with 🙂  I am referring to my cell phone.  Perhaps I have some secret pride about this, BTW, but I guess it is not so secret if […]

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