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*Our DBT informed skills group curriculum follows Marsha Linehan’s DBT skills training manual.
*Our interactive and experienced group leaders teach the skills and assign homework for clients to practice using the skills in their daily lives.
*Participants purchase the DBT workbook (see link below) in order to participate remotely.
*Each group module requires an 8 week commitment. Groups are 75 minutes, one day per week.
*We are happy to provide referrals for those needing a "Comprehensive DBT" program (which requires both group & individual therapy, as well as, a therapist available 24/7).
The Four DBT Modules
Module 1: Mindfulness
Mindfulness is the ability to pay attention, to focus one's mind and to stay attuned to one thing at a time. This module teaches participants to stay present and to use their awareness to effectively and non-judgmentally participate in their own lives. *Elements of mindfulness are incorporated in each of the modules, as mindfulness is a building block for self acceptance and the ability to enjoy life.
Module 2: Interpersonal Effectiveness
Create awareness of factors that increase effective communication. Learn how to get your needs met with others while maintaining self respect and positive relationships with others. This module creates awareness of the factors that increase positive communication.
Module 3: Distress Tolerance
Painful feelings and situations are an inevitable part of life. The skills in this module are aimed at changing people's patterns of responding to difficult situations in ways that make things worse. The "crisis survival" skills focus on responding to short-term negative situations without making things worse. While the "acceptance" based strategies help participants to cope better with long-term painful situations.
Module 4: Emotion Regulation
There is HOPE. You can live a happier life. Emotion Regulation teaches participants to be able to understand their emotions, change or reduce unwanted emotions and reduce their emotional vulnerability.