We provide DBT services for children and their families, adolescents, and adults which are comprised of the four components of DBT:
DBT skills training group is focused on enhancing clients' capabilities by teaching them behavioral skills. The group is run like a class where the DBT therapist teaches the skills and assigns homework for clients to practice using the skills in their everyday lives. Groups meet on a weekly basis for approximately 2.5 hours. It takes 24 weeks to complete the full skills curriculum, which is then repeated to create a 1-year program.
We offer three DBT skills training groups:
DBT Adult Group: A once weekly comprehensive DBT Skills Training Group as researched and developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan.
DBT Adolescent Multi-Family Skills Group: A once weekly group for teens and their parents modeled after Drs. Marsha Linehan, Alec Miller, and Jill Rathus' Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder.
DBT Graduate Group: A bi-monthly group for graduates of the DBT Adult Group to discuss applications of DBT to their lives.
DBT individual therapy is focused on enhancing client motivation and helping clients to apply the skills to specific challenges and events in their lives. In the standard DBT model, individual therapy takes place once a week for as long as the client attends the skills group.
DBT phone coaching is focused on providing clients with 24-hour in-the-moment coaching on how to use skills to effectively cope with difficult situations that arise in their everyday lives. Clients can call their individual therapist between sessions to receive coaching at the times when they need help the most.
DBT therapist consultation team is intended to be therapy for the therapists and to support DBT providers in their work with people who often have severe, complex, difficult-to-treat disorders. The consultation team is designed to help therapists stay motivated and competent so they can provide the best treatment possible. Teams typically meet weekly and are composed of individual therapists and group leaders who share responsibility for each client's care.