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Is Body Positivity Really All Positive?

Is Body Positivity Really All Positive?

An interesting Op Ed was recently published to online publication Redbook Magazine discussing the fine line between body positivity and body obsession. Lisa Fogarty, an adult female who has been recovered from anorexia nervosa for many years, delved into her unique...

DBT 101: “PLEASE MASTER” & The Importance of Self-Care

DBT 101: “PLEASE MASTER” & The Importance of Self-Care

As we continue our blog series on DBT Skills for coping, we enter the DBT module or chapter called Emotion Regulation.  Emotion Regulation skills have three primary goals: 1) to help us better attend to and understand our emotions, 2) to decrease our vulnerability to...

Meta Analysis of E-therapy Trials

Meta Analysis of E-therapy Trials

Due to the widespread accessibility of cell phones and electronic devices, the mental health field has embraced the likelihood that treatment options could, and very well should expand over the next decade. As a result of this movement, various e-therapies have been...

Support for Pre-Eating Anxiety via EXRP and Meal Support

Support for Pre-Eating Anxiety via EXRP and Meal Support

Our patients with anorexia consistently report high anxiety with significant and often irrational food-related fear (akin to phobias), avoidance behaviors, eating rituals, and other maladaptive behaviors that can resemble the various manifestations of OCD. While the...

DBT 101: Three Mind States of DBT

DBT 101: Three Mind States of DBT

As we continue to progress on through the four DBT modules in this blog series, we find ourselves exiting Distress Tolerance and entering Emotion Regulation. This module does just what it says— it teaches us various ways in which we can understand our emotions and...

DBT 101: ACCEPTS Skill

DBT 101: ACCEPTS Skill

We continue to travel through the Distress Tolerance module (one of the four “chapters” or modules of DBT, each presenting a number of strategies in each skills group) of DBT with the introduction of the “ACCEPTS” skill. Like other skills within the Distress Tolerance...

Easily Accessible & Effective TIP Distress Tolerance Skills

Easily Accessible & Effective TIP Distress Tolerance Skills

As we continue our series on accessible skills for coping (DBT Skills), I want to introduce Distress Tolerance Skills.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy consists of four “chapters” or modules, each presenting dozens of strategies in each skill group.  One of the modules...

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

DBT Skills 101: Observe & Describe

While at times we may wish we did not experience strong emotion, emotions serve an important purpose. Emotions are the bodies way of signaling to us what is happening around us and within us. From an evolutionary perspective, the development of an emotional response...

DBT Skills 101: Mindfulness

DBT Skills 101: Mindfulness

While Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was initially developed as a treatment for chronic suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, it has been proven effective as a treatment for a broad range of issues like substance abuse, depression,...