DBT groups are psychoeducational in nature and are more like a class than a traditional psychotherapeutic group. The curriculum is six months long and includes four primary modules; Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Clients cannot opt to solely attend DBT groups since the research demonstrates that DBT is most effective when there is both individual DBT sessions and DBT groups.
Group admission requires an intake evaluation to assess for the appropriateness of DBT for the presenting issues/diagnoses. Once need for DBT is determined, client then begins the process of pre-treatment to prepare for group. This can take any where from two sessions to as many as six sessions. After the completion of pre-treatment (i.e. when the client understands the treatment approach and is ready to enter DBT groups,) s/he will begin group at the next transition session which is between the modules taught in a standard DBT curriculum. Each module is roughly 6-8 weeks long.
Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 pm Adolescent Group
Tuesdays 5 to 6:30 pm Parent Group
Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 pm Adult Group
Thursday 10:30 to12 pm Adult Group
Thursdays 5 to 6:30 pm Adolescent Group
Skills for Couples in Conflict TBD
Group times subject to change