(Target Age Group: Adults 18 & up preferred)
Target diagnosis/cause: These skills were originally designed to address symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); however, anybody who suffers from overwhelming emotions can benefit from being a part of this group. People who suffer from depression, anxiety and grief have all benefited from DBT skills.
Summary: Research has reinforced that DBT empowers patients to handle distress without losing control or acting in a destructive manner. By participating in the DBT skills group, patients will learn how to apply mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotional regulation techniques to achieve freedom from emotional pain.