DBT Skills in Academic Settings

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October 7, 2015

School can be especially difficult for many of our clients. We often see them struggle to stay focused in class, follow through on attending, and many also have issues finding connection with others in school. Though they frequently discuss their use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills throughout their day at OPI, sometimes it is hard for them to imagine

Anxiety and Failure to Launch Syndrome in Borderline Personality Disorder

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March 18, 2015
Anxiety and Failure to Launch Syndrome in Borderline Personality Disorder

Originally thought to be at the “borderline” between psychosis and neurosis, people with Borderline Personality Disorder suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. A person with BPD may experience intense bouts of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last only hours, or at most a day. These may be associated with episodes of impulsive aggression and/or self-injury including cutting, and

Guidelines for Relationship Effectiveness: Keeping a Relationship Using DBT GIVE Skills

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March 12, 2015
Guidelines for Relationship Effectiveness: Keeping a Relationship Using DBT GIVE Skills

My college roommate worked for the on-campus police substation, and as you can imagine they worked with a variety of students, professionals, and even the local community. More often than not, they were visiting the substation to complain about tickets, requesting a vehicle release, or reporting crimes. Watching her handle the never-ending line of disgruntled and even verbally abusive civilians

Living With BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder

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October 30, 2014
Living With BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder

Living with BPD is a journey filled with many ups & downs. We welcome back guest blogger Debbi Corso to share insights she has gained along her journey. I’ve had a lot to say about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) over the years, and there’s no sign of there being a shortage of things for me to say about it in