Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
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About the Event
Are you having a difficult time managing your emotions, maintaining relationships, or identifying your goals in life?
Dialectical behavior therapy is a specialized form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) developed to help people to manage their emotions, tolerate distress, interact more effectively with others, and build a life worth living.
DBT skills group aims to help participants regulate their emotions, improve impulse control, develop coping skills necessary to solving their own problems and achieve desired goals, and navigate relationship conflicts. Group members learn CBT and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage emotions, including anxiety and depression. Participants practice applying those skills to their daily lives in order to better tolerate life events and improve the ability to interact effectively with others.
Four skills training modules are taught: Core mindfulness skills- to control the attention and to experience the present moment more fully. Distress tolerance skills - to tolerate painful and/or stressful events and emotions without making the current situation worse. Emotion regulation skills - to identify and modulate emotions without getting overwhelmed by them. Interpersonal effectiveness skills - to express beliefs and needs, set limits and negotiate solutions to problems while protecting relationships.
Our skills group is intended for participants currently meeting regularly with an individual therapist who could benefit from supplemental emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills training. All participants must complete an intake appointment prior to being admitted to the DBT skills group to assess goodness-of-fit and provide information about the group. Our DBT therapists are experienced and intensively trained through Behavioral Tech.
Groups meet weekly on Thursdays at 4pm.
For more information or to refer a participant, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register below. Space is limited.