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Radically Open DBT (RO DBT): How It Works & What to Expect

Below is a link to an article written by Stephanie Capecchi, LCSW for ‘Choosing Therapy’ that contains unbiased information on RO DBT’s definition, techniques, and cost; What Is Overcontrol; RO DBT vs. Standard DBT; How to Find a Radically Open DBT Therapist; What to Expect at Your First Appointment; and Is RO DBT Effective. Click […]

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Judgy Face

Lesson 14 in RO-DBT mindfulness teaches awareness of harsh judgments and encourages us to notice our judgmental social signal towards self and others. It asks questions like, “How do I express my harsh judgmental thoughts about others? For example, do I exhibit a flat face, scowl, look away, laugh or chuckle, seek agreement from others, […]

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Rules!

If you are a RO therapist or client, you will know that the therapy introduces 5 Behavioural Themes in individual sessions.  The 5 themes are: Inhibited Emotional Expression Overly Cautious and Hyper-Vigilant Rigid and Rule Governed Behaviour Aloof and Distant Relationships Envy and Bitterness The purpose of introducing these themes is to gather social signalling […]

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Kindness First and Foremost

I have been giving some extra thoughts these days to Lesson 17 from the Skills Manual.  As I reflected in my last blog, British Columbia has a provincial health officer whose motto is “Be kind, be calm, be safe.”  Everyone in my province has been reminded of this daily though COVID updates, but also through […]

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Say Goodbye to Paper Diary Cards for RO DBT

Whether you are new to Radically Open DBT (RO DBT), in the middle of therapy, or you’ve been through the whole program, you know that diary cards are an essential part of RO DBT.  They help track our behavior targets, including social signaling. One of the challenging parts of diary cards is that paper copies […]

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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 About the Author: Hope Arnold, LCSW, MA Hope Arnold is the owner of RO […]

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