Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group Skills Training
Group skills training is an essential part of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) curriculum.
DBT helps individuals develop an awareness of their emotions and respond effectively, learn concrete coping strategies to deal with difficulties, decrease problematic behaviors, communicate clearly, and create positive relationships that foster healthy self-esteem.
Southlake is now offering DBT groups for both children (ages 11-18) and their parents and young adults (18+) to teach techniques on how to better regulate emotions and improve relationships with others.
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How does it work?
Interested participants are required to attend weekly individual counseling sessions while enrolled in skills training, either at Southlake or through an outside provider. An initial intake and a minimum of two pretreatment sessions are required to participate in any DBT skills training group.
Once in a DBT Skills Training group, participants will begin to discuss and practice the following topics:
- Distress Tolerance
- Emotion Regulation
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Middle Path Module
Groups will meet weekly for discussion and will be assigned homework after each session to practice newly-learned skills.