DBT Skills Training Groups are psychoeducational groups in which skills are taught in the areas of: Mindfulness; Emotion Regulation; Distress Tolerance; and Interpersonal Effectiveness. (see description of DBT for more details about the 5 Skills Modules). These therapy counseling groups follow a set agenda in which new information is taught weekly and homework and skills practice is assigned. The focus of this group is teaching effective skill use for regulating emotions, changing destructive patterns of thinking and behavior, improving relationship skills, and building the life you desire.
Adult DBT Skills Groups are appropriate for adults ages 18 and older, men and women. The skills of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness are taught in a weekly 90-minute session. These groups consist of teaching, experiential learning and discussion, with the goal of helping participants learn and incorporate the DBT skills into regular practice.
Young Adult - ages 18 to 28
This group is appropriate for adolescents of all ages and is intended for both the DBT experienced and the novice. Weekly 60-minute sessions will include a sampling of skills from each of the DBT modules which are reviewed and reinforced through discussion and experiential learning.
This group is intended to support the DBT graduate with continuing the practice of skills once they have completed the comprehensive skills training. A monthly 90-minute session offers the opportunity to practice and discuss what’s working and what is challenging participants in their regular application of the skills.
(Once a Month) With Lona
This group offers skills and support for individuals struggling with food, weight and body image issues. Through teaching, discussion, and practice, group participants learn to apply DBT skills and concepts to help balance acceptance of themselves and their body, with making changes that are healthy and sustainable.
Food Groups - Call for information on the next series (609) 921-0020
This group is intended to support and prepare new, returning and re-entering students into college life. The program uses DBT skills to help manage the intense emotions that often come with these transitions. Through discussion, creative activities, and experiential exercises, this group will teach the skills that are most relevant to the needs of college students. The group meets weekly for two hours on Mondays starting at 4:00pm. The ten week session begins in June and ends in early August.
With Lona and Jen
DBT Summer College Student Program
June 2019, call for information early for details on the next series (609) 921-0020