DBT & RO-DBT
Emotion dysregulation, poor impulse control
One has anxious attachment style
Social signaling deficits, low openness, and aloofness
One has avoidant attachment style
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)
Clients to increase openness, flexible responding, enhance social connectedness, and vulnerable expression of emotion
EMPHASIZES & PRIORITIZES RADICAL ACCEPTANCE
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).
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).