Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based therapy developed for people who have intense, fast reactions that feel impossible to resist, whether it’s stress, anger, or other unwanted, unhelpful emotions.
This group can supplement your therapy by teaching different ways of interacting with the world to improve your relationships and sense of self-worth.
Each weekly group incorporates mindfulness practice, review of skills practice via homework review, and teaching of new skills.
In group, clients practice mindfulness, the foundation of DBT. This is crucial to supporting clients’ practice during the upcoming week and helping them to remain dialectical about the difficult practice of being present. Clients also review skills learned the previous week, which supports skill generalization, or the ability to apply skills to the challenges they faced that week. Finally, clients learn new skills to practice in the coming week. This is called skill acquisition.