DBT Skills Group
What is DBT and what is a DBT skills group?
What does the DBT group program actually entail?
Who should attend the course?
Those seeking effective life skills to assist in managing a range of mental health concerns including but not limited to Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or self-harm and suicidality.
Do I need a Mental Health Care Plan?
Yes, you will need a Mental Health Care Plan. Each group will be facilitated by two experienced Provisional Psychologists. A Clinical or Registered Psychologist will be present for most if not all sessions.
How much does it cost?
What will be asked of me?
When does it start?
Week 0 (before group commencement): Individual Assessment Session
--Group Sessions Commence--
Week 1 (August 18): Group Orientation, Mindfulness + Individual Therapy Session
Week 2 (August 25): Distress Tolerance
Week 3 (September 1): Distress Tolerance + Individual Therapy Session
Week 4 (September 8): Distress Tolerance
Week 5 (September 15): Distress Tolerance + Individual Therapy Session
--Break Week (September 22)--
Week 6 (September 29): Interpersonal Effectiveness
Week 7 (October 6): Interpersonal Effectiveness + Individual Therapy Session
Week 8 (October 13): Emotion Regulation
Week 9 (October 20): Emotion Regulation + Individual Therapy Session
Week 10 (October 27): Emotion Regulation
--Group Sessions Ends--
Week 0 (post-group individual session)
Your attendance at the group implies your agreement to the above group rules and any other determined by the group during the first group session.
If these rules are contravened, one of the group facilitators will ask to speak to that individual privately to remind the of the group rules. If a participant continues to contravene the group rules they will be asked to leave the group sessions and encouraged to engage in individual therapy until they are ready to rejoin group therapy in the future.
Groups will be run in Liverpool in a room that allows for 1.5m social distancing.
Participants will be required to provid evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination before commencing group therapy. To ensure your safety, all our staff and group facilitators are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Before each group session participants will be asked to use a Rapid Antigen Test to ensure they are COVID-negative. RAT kits will be provided by the practice and will be available for you before the group sessions begin. We will also provide masks, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitiser.