DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

DBT skills training teaches powerful self regulation and interpersonal skills that can interrupt patterns of self-destructive and self-defeating behavior. The goal of DBT is to help clients to develop the skills to create “a life worth living.”

The group focuses on the DBT skills of:

  • mindfulness
  • interpersonal effectiveness
  • emotion regulation
  • distress tolerance

This sixteen-week group is an abbreviated version of the standard 24-week DBT skills group—clients are welcome to repeat the group for more intensive training.

New clients are expected to complete a screening interview, to commit to attend the entire sixteen weeks, and to complete out-of-session behavioral homework.

More Details

The group is designed for older adolescent and adult clients with emotional regulation and interpersonal problems. In most cases, we expect clients to continue working with their individual therapist while they are attending the group.

The group meets on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. After completing the initial screening interview, it is possible to join the group at the beginning of one of the skill modules. Please contact BMSPA for possible start times.

Many insurance providers will pay for this treatment as part of an intensive outpatient program or as group psychotherapy. Self pay fees and some fee reductions based on financial hardship are possible.

With client consent, psychotherapists and other relevant professionals are kept informed of progress and are invited to collaborate with the client’s work in the group.

For more information about the DBT group or other BMSPA services please contact us at 316-686-5195.



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