DBT Outpatient Programs
DBT Outpatient Programs
Individual DBT TherapyIndividual DBT therapy is based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and focuses on patient/therapist collaboration to determine what maladaptive behaviors are impeding the patient towards building their Life Worth Living. The individual 50-minute session focuses on creating greater awareness and enhancing motivation for patients to learn and generalize DBT skills to manage the challenges they face in their daily lives. Learning new coping skills, replacing unhealthy thinking, developing greater awareness of behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, and learning how to balance Acceptance and Change strategies, are important aspects of individual DBT therapy. Using diary cards to support greater self-understanding as well as working through Behavior Chain Analysis with their individual therapist, strengthens the patient’s awareness of their behaviors and helps facilitate alternate coping strategies.
Adult Intensive Outpatient ProgramOur DBT Intensive Outpatient Program is held 3 days per week and offers a minimum of 10 hours of services. The program includes yoga/mindfulness practice, art therapy, skills training and individual therapy. An initial assessment is required. Participants can choose between a morning or evening track.
Adult DBT Skills GroupThis is a 90 minute DBT Adult Skills Group that meets weekly and covers the DBT model created Dr. Marsha Linehan. Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness are modules covered in a small, specialized group setting. The 16-week skills training is educative and interactive. An initial assessment is required.
Adult RO-DBT Skills GroupThis is a 1.5 hour class covering the evidence-based RO-DBT model as developed by Dr. Thomas Lynch. Excessive over-control is associated with social isolation and poor interpersonal relations and contributes to conditions like Chronic Depression, Treatment-Resistant Anxiety, Avoidant, Paranoid and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Treatment strategies aim to build flexible responding to the demands of the moment, emphasis on the importance of authentic emotional expression to build positive interpersonal relationships, self-inquiry and curiosity into usual responses, and ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback.
The 30-week skills training is educative and interactive. An initial assessment is required.