Groups


DBT Skills Training Groups

  • Adult-18 and over
  • Multi-Family-pre-teen and adolescent
  • Young Adult-17-27
  • Adolescent-14-17
  • Substance Abuse-18 and over
  • DBT for Emotional Eating 
  • Parent/Family

DBT with Children 

A Multi-Family Group (ages 9 to 14) for “tweens” and their parents to learn DBT skills. The group runs on the traditional skills training cycle and incorporates the following skills set : Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Behaviorism, Dialectical Thinking, and Validation Strategies. The goal is to help emotionally vulnerable children and their families learn to regulate their emotions and control their impulses. Combining play and behavioral therapy techniques children learn skills to become more aware of ways to navigate their life – emotionally, intellectually, as well as physically – which helps children build a life that they and their families can feel proud of. With the incorporation of a mentoring program where previous graduates of DBT and/or current adolescent DBT clients whom are effectively generalizing their skills into their daily lives help role model the ways to practice behavioral strategies.

DBT for Emotional Eating Skills Group, learn how to:

·    Practice Dialectic Abstinence

Þ  How to make the commitment to let go of emotional eating

·    Mindfulness of Hunger Cues

Þ  Knowing your body and managing urges

·    Utilize Mindful Eating

Þ  Slow down cravings and learn to enjoy food again

·    Implement Diaphragmic Breathing

Þ  Cope with stress rather than fear emotions

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidenced based treatment designed to help understand and control  emotional eating difficulties including binge eating and bulimia. DBT specifically addresses the role negative emotions play with unhealthy eating patterns. It views emotional eating as emotion management difficulty rather than a sole focus on the food. You’ll learn how to incorporates an affect management model through skill education in a cooperative and supportive group learning dynamic.  

©Family CONNECTIONS

is a 12-week research-based, manualized family program. Family Connections was specifically designed to meet the needs of family members who have a relative with borderline personality disorder (BPD), or symptoms of the disorder. The program seeks to provide the most current information and research on BPD, to teach coping skills based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and to develop a support network. The groups are led by trained leaders who are themselves family members. For more info http://www.borderlinepersonalitydisorder.com