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 takes 14 consecutive weeks to complete, and is broken up into 4 DBT skills modules over the course of the 14 weeks. New participants are able to join when the group is beginning a new module (which is usually about every 3 weeks); each participant then remains in the group for a minimum of 14 weeks, to ensure that they receive skills from all four modules.
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.
TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm
COST: $65. per group session
FACILITATED BY: Jennifer Denkers, LPC