CLIENTS

WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM SKILLS TRAINING?

The skills training course consists of 4 modules which include:
       

 WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY?
You can receive individual therapy from us or from an outside therapist. Bi-State DBT Associates will work together with your therapist while you receive skills training.

Core Mindfulness

Learning to be in the present moment rather han dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.  This will help you to be more skillful in using your mind to deal with problems. 

Emotion Regulation

Learning how your emotions impact your behavior and learning the skills to reduce or change painful emotions.

 Interpersonal Skills

Learning how to effectively get your needs met while keeping relationships and your self-respect intact.

 Distress Tolerance

Learning skills and strategies to best cope and survive in a personal crisis without making the situation worse.

 

FAMILIES

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN DBT?

Families (including spouses, parents, and siblings) of clients who are interested in understanding the principles and strategies of DBT are welcome to participate in skills training groups. There are several formats in which families can be involved in training. Families of adolescents are especially encouraged to receive skills training. These families will learn an additional module called:

Walking the Middle Path
This module emphasizes skills to resolve common parent/adolescent dilemmas. Skills training for adolescents is typically restricted to an appropriate peer group.

THERAPISTS 

HOW CAN BI-STATE DBT HELP YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS ? 

DBT can help stabilize symptoms and increase the effectiveness of your individual work with your client. Therapists are encouraged to contact one of our associates to become more familiar with DBT and how our ser vices can be helpful to you and your clients.