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, Transitioning to Adulthood, & Failure to Launch

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November 10, 2014
Anxiety, Transitioning to Adulthood, & Failure to Launch

Anxiety: “A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about something with an uncertain outcome.” Isn’t everything in life uncertain to a certain degree? Becoming a young adult, becoming independent, and taking on new responsibilities of life all come with a lot of uncertainties and a lot of unknowns. This time of life causes anxiety for most. Now consider someone

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Failure to Launch Syndrome: Overcoming a Lack of Clear Direction

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November 10, 2014

There was probably a time in your life when you had a lack of a sense of direction. You had a general idea of what you wanted but needed that extra push to get there. Whether it was school, career, or even volunteer-wise, you knew what general direction you wanted to head but didn’t have an adviser or that extra