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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training Groups

Available groups

NEXT GROUPS STARTING IN APRIL!

(see below for more details or contact me here)

  • DBT skills training group - 24 weeks or 8 weeks for each module, online only, Monday 12:30pm-2pm, small groups capped at 7-8 participants

  • DBT skills training group for students aged 16-24 years - 18 weeks, Wednesday 3:30pm-5pm, small group of up to seven participants

  • DBT skills training group for emotion regulation - 10 week group (location and time TBC, please contact me if you are interested)

DBT skills training group - Online

This group is 24 sessions long, run in modules each of 7-9 sessions in length with breaks between modules.

This is a comprehensive DBT skills training group covering the core modules of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. The group follows the DBT skills training manual updated in 2015 by Marsha Linehan.

This group is suitable for people who want to build skills to manage stressful situations and difficult emotions and build assertiveness, boundaries and people skills.

 

This group is suitable for people with diagnoses of BPD or complex trauma or struggles with emotion regulation. It may be advisable that you have your own individual therapist who you see regularly. An intake phone call is needed to assess whether this group will be suitable for your needs and to ensure you will be supported during the group. The group will be run in three modules with one or two weeks break in between each section. Each module will start with core mindfulness skills and then continue with either distress tolerance, emotion regulation or interpersonal effectiveness skills. It is possible to sign up for one module at a time, for example the emotion regulation module, or for all three sections. 

*Please note this group is not the entire DBT treatment, full DBT treatment involves weekly therapy, weekly group attendance and seeing a DBT therapist who has access to a consult group. This group could fulfill the group component of comprehensive DBT, however, please talk to your individual therapist about whether it is suitable for you.

Module 1: Intro, Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance skills (8 weeks)

Module 2: Intro, Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Skills (8 weeks)

Module 3: Intro, Mindfulness and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills (8 weeks)

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $700 per module or $2000 upfront for three modules

If you are interested please email me and I will send through an information sheet, consent form and organise a phone call to discuss suitability for the group.

Please contact me to discuss whether this group would be suitable for you.

DBT skills training group for students (18 weeks)

This DBT skills training group follows the 2015 DBT skills training manual but condenses the skills from around 24 weeks to 18 weeks. This group has a specific focus on using the skills to adapt to stressful study situations and is ideal for late high school students, TAFE and University Students from ages 16-24. Group numbers are capped at 7 participants.

 

Content: Introduction to DBT, Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skills, Emotion Regulation SKills and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

 

Time: 330pm - 5pm (1.5 hours with a 10 minute break)

Location: Groups will run in my Chatswood office, Suite 100, Level 1, 10 Help Street, Chatswood  (near the train station)

 

Cost: $1500

If you are interested please email me and I will send through an information sheet, consent form and organise a phone call to discuss suitability for the group.

Please contact me to discuss whether this group would be suitable for you.

DBT skills training group for emotion management (abridged 10 week group)

A ten week group ideal for people experiencing intense emotions (including stress, anxiety, low mood, anger) and high levels of stress who would like to learn the skills of DBT and how to apply the skills to their lives to build mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This group would also suit people wanting to refresh their skills. This group follows the 2015 DBT skills training manual, however, it condenses the skills from approximately 24 sessions to 10 sessions.

Cost: $800

Please contact me to discuss whether this group would be suitable for you.

Additional information:

DBT skills training groups are learning groups not support groups. Each group follows a specific format. The first session of a module starts with reviewing the group rules and principles of DBT and teaching the core mindfulness skills. Subsequent groups start with 5 minutes of mindfulness, 20-30 minutes of reviewing participants practice of their skills between sessions, a 5-10 minute break and then 35 minutes teaching new skills, 5 minutes planning practice for the week and five minutes to wind down.

Participants are asked to commit to the following to help keep groups safe:

  • Keeping the confidentiality of others in the group

  • Being prepared for groups by completing the between session practices and being ready to share

  • Refraining from sharing information in group that would be likely triggering for others i.e. details of self harm or substance use

  • Not attending group when in an intoxicated state

  • Agreeing that if the group becomes distressing they use their own coping strategies and have someone to contact if they need help

  • If needed - having a regular individual therapist

Contact

Suite 100, Level 1, 10 Help Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067

 

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