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DBT & RO-DBT

DBT

CORE PROBLEM

  • Emotion dysregulation, poor impulse control

  • One has anxious attachment style

RO-DBT

CORE PROBLEM

  • Social signaling deficits, low openness, and aloofness

  • One has avoidant attachment style

DBT

TEACHES

How to avoid conflict, be more organized, restrain impulses, delay gratification and tolerate distress (skills already over learned or engaged in compulsively by most OC individuals)

RO-DBT

TEACHES

Clients to increase openness, flexible responding, enhance social connectedness, and vulnerable expression of emotion

DBT

EMPHASIZES & PRIORITIZES RADICAL ACCEPTANCE

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Radical Acceptance is “letting go of fighting reality”

“It is the way to turn suffering that cannot be tolerated into pain that can be tolerated” (Linehan 1993).

RO-DBT

EMPHASIZES & PRIORITIZES RADICAL OPENNESS

Radical Openness is actively seeking the things one wants to avoid in order to learn—challenging our perceptions of reality, modelling humility, and a willingness to learn

“We don’t see things as they are—we see things as we are” (Lynch 2017).