Based on Marsha Linehan’s DBT model, this 14-week DBT-informed skills training group is designed to aid clients in effectively controlling difficult emotional states that lead to destructive behavioral patterns. This group will help participants develop skills supportive of establishing healthy interpersonal relationship patterns. An accelerated version of Marsha Linehan’s DBT model, the four modules of this DBT-informed skills group include: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Extensive research has shown DBT to be effective in treating a variety of psychological disorders including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, compulsivity and impulsivity, chronic relationship difficulties, inappropriate and excessive anger, substance abuse, self-harm, and personality disorders.
DBT-Informed Skills Group
In a safe and supportive environment, clients learn skills to enhance their individual work and continue building a fulfilling and balanced life. This didactic model enables clients to learn DBT skills alongside other individuals who are experiencing similar difficulties in their lives. The development of skills with some experiential mindfulness exercises is the main focus of this weekly group.
This group is open to adult men and women (ages 18+) who want to decrease their destructive behavioral patterns, learn to tolerate painful emotions, and enhance the relationships in their lives. This group is structured such that each of skills in the DBT model are covered in a 14-week time period, with the opportunity to repeat the group if necessary. Because the content builds each week, you may only join the group when a new 14-week cycle begins.
Weekly attendance is requested. Prior to joining the group, all prospective participants are asked to complete a free 30-minute interview with the group facilitator to ensure the group will be a mutually good fit.
DAY: Wednesdays **next 14-week group begins July 19, 2017**
TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm
COST: $60.00 per group session
FACILITATED BY: Jennifer Denkers, LPC