House on Fire podcast

House on Fire Podcast

BPS has launched a new DBT-based podcast called House on Fire. Hear our clinicians break down how to use and implement DBT skills in real-world scenarios. It’s a little bit educational, a little bit cheeky and a lot of fun. Check it out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Buzzsprout from the image links below.

House on Fire Podcast on Apple
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Psychology Insights from Behavioral Psych Center

Addressing Body Image Concerns Using Mirror Exposure

Addressing Body Image Concerns Using Mirror Exposure

Who hasn’t experienced some form of self-criticism about their body image? We are all too familiar with examining ourselves in the mirror and zeroing in on whatever it is that we do not like. It’s a process so many of us unconsciously engage in…but what effect does it...

The Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain

Brains are like race cars: Powerful, innovative, dynamic, tough, and function like well-oiled machines. Sometimes, however, steering a race car can be hard to maintain control of. Brains are not that different.   Our brains have their own accelerator as well as a...

Start SMART this New Year

Start SMART this New Year

The New Year is accompanied by a fairly familiar tradition: Setting New Year’s resolutions and then great difficulty actually reaching those resolutions. It is something that, at one point or another, most of us are guilty of experiencing. We pinpoint behaviors to...

The Mindful Brain

The Mindful Brain

The practice of mindfulness can transform us from a rote state to an intentional state. Like a caterpillar morphing into a beautiful butterfly, mindfulness can help transform you into a happier and healthier version of yourself. Yet, what is mindfulness doing in the...

Thinking Dialectically about Recovering from Addiction

Thinking Dialectically about Recovering from Addiction

Whether you struggle with substance abuse or know someone who does, addiction impacts all of us. It’s easy to judge, to assume, or to have strong opinions about what you think someone should do to get better and survive. It likely comes from a place of love or fear,...

Science & Society: The DBT Brain

Science & Society: The DBT Brain

In the previous blog post on The Neuroplastic Brain, we began to explore how our environment can influence our brain's development through neuroplasticity. Have you ever considered how this plays out in your life? Well, if you are currently or previously engaged in...

Science & Society: The Neuroplastic Brain

Science & Society: The Neuroplastic Brain

Not everything about a person can be explained just by what is happening in their mind. Every day each of us interacts within many systems, some of which are invisible, that can have subtle influences on our neurobiology. We can think about the interplay between our...

Understanding Suicidality & DBT’s Approach

Understanding Suicidality & DBT’s Approach

Suicidality is a prevalent and complex problem in society today. As September is Suicide Awareness Month, it seems timely to revisit DBT’s approach to this global issue. In DBT, we try to understand what emotions are driving a client to suicide while also motivating...

How to Talk about Consent With Your Children

How to Talk about Consent With Your Children

Sex. It’s a topic parents often cringe at when thinking about how to broach the subject. And while teaching children about the birds and the bees is an important step toward sexual health and safety, allow me to make another suggestion: talk to your kids about consent...

What the Heck is the Biosocial Theory?

What the Heck is the Biosocial Theory?

What the Heck is the Biosocial Theory?  We’re talking about the biosocial theory today, and as with the concept of dialectics, the biosocial theory is a fundamental underpinning of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Therefore, whether you’re considering DBT for...

Mindfulness of Others: Through a DBT Lens

Mindfulness of Others: Through a DBT Lens

Mindfulness of Others: Through a DBT Lens By Nikita Patel, Psy.D. “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The moral of this infamous metaphor we’re told as children is to be curious to those around us rather than assuming we know everything about everyone.  Sounds pretty...

What The Heck is a Dialectic?

What The Heck is a Dialectic?

What the Heck is a Dialectic? By Avery Carmichael, BPS Social Work Intern Undergirding all that is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the eponymous concept of dialectics. I will start by saying, in full transparency, that the term ‘dialectic’ is an...