Skills Training Group


 

Our state-certified DBT team uses a dynamic and interactive approach to ensure DBT skills are clear and relevant to clients’ daily struggles. Each group consists of 8-10 clients and is facilitated by two state certified therapists. Clients are required to attend a two and a half hour group session per week. The skills taught in the group are reinforced with homework assignments in the form of skills practice and a daily skills log (Diary Card). DBT Skills Training focuses on 4 major areas:

  1. Mindfulness skills-- help you develop a lifestyle of living your daily life with awareness to the present moment. When you do that, you decrease unwanted behaviors such as: substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, emotional eating and other mood-dependent behaviors.
  2. Distress Tolerance -- skills help you to get through stressful, painful life situations both in the short and long-term without making your situation worse.
  3. Interpersonal Effectiveness skills-- teach you to manage challenging/complicated relationships such as romantic, family and other difficult friendships.
  4. Emotion Regulation skills– help you learn how to manage and cope with difficult emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, resentment without causing more problems. Once you complete the program you will have your own toolkit to pull from whenever you have difficult life circumstances. Thank you we hope to see you in DBT Skills Training.