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Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a derivative of cognitive behavior therapy which incorporates behavioral therapy, dialectical philosophy and Zen practices. DBT skills training is a weekly group, run like a class, which teaches skills across four main topics: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills.
Individuals are required to complete homework assignments in which they practice the skills. DBT skills training includes a broad set of basic skills that do not require a high level of functioning to learn and are relevant for a variety of mental illnesses.
DBT is formally run as a program which involves individual psychotherapy, phone coaching, group consultation and weekly group therapy. We offer a non-traditional route as many individuals want the benefits of the group but are unable to commit to the structure of a traditional DBT program.
The clinicians running these groups are all trained and/or certified in DBT.
4-Week Group Session
Group runs consecutively for 4 weeks.
Pricing: $75 for 4 sessions (one topic)
*These topics are interrelated meaning you must complete them in order.
For example, before you sign up for the Distress Tolerance series, you must complete the Mindfulness series and so on. If you have any questions about how our DBT group works, please give our office a call. We are happy to explain in detail about the group and its requirements.
DBT focuses on helping people accept the reality of their lives and their behaviors, as well as helping them learn to change their lives, including their unhelpful behaviors.
Mindfulness: teaches participants how to focus the mind, direct attention, and to observe and describe what they are feeling and thinking in the moment without judgement.
Distress Tolerance: targets impulsively by teaching adults how to effectively distract and sooth themselves while considering pros and cons of their actions.
Emotional Regulation: addresses emotional sensivitivy, rapid mood changes, and other unregulated moods such as chronic depression, anxiety, or anger.
Interpersonal Effectiveness: addresses difficulties in maintaining consistent and rewarding relationships by teaching skills such as how to ask for what you want, how to say no in an effective way, and how to maintain a sense of self-respect and independence in the face of external pressure.
4 Week Session:
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21, 28
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