Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Skills Groups
Dialectical behavior therapy is designed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is a modified form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that uses traditional cognitive-behavioral techniques, but also implements other skills like: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. There is an additional fifth set of skills called Walking the Middle Path, which can be used with adolescent clients. Clients will participate in weekly DBT Skills Groups. A skills group facilitator will teach strategies related to mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness (and possibly Walking the Middle Path skills for adolescents) to help clients manage emotions, problem solve and cope with challenges more effectively.