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 (MHCP). Each group will be facilitated by two experienced Psychologists including a Clinical or Registered Psychologist and a Provisional Psychologist. Medicare rebates can be applied to mental health groups for up to 10 group sessions per calendar year, if delivered by a Clinical or Registered Psychologist.
How many group therapy sessions is a client eligible for under their MHCP?
A Clients with a valid MHCP is entitled to up to 10 group therapy sessions per calendar year, provided that participation in the group program is considered complimentary to their individual treatment.
Do the group sessions come out of the client's allocation of 10 sessions?
No. Clients are eligible for up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions per calendar year. This allows clients with more complex needs to access additional treatment options, and can be a useful way to engage in skill-building outside their individual therapy.
How much does it cost?
What will be asked of me?
When does it start?
General Program Structure:
Week 0 (before group commencement): Individual Assessment Session
--Group Sessions Commence--
Week 1 : Group Orientation, Mindfulness + Individual Therapy Session
Week 2 : Distress Tolerance
Week 3 : Distress Tolerance + Individual Therapy Session
Week 4 : Distress Tolerance
Week 5 : Distress Tolerance + Individual Therapy Session
--Break Week --
Week 6 : Interpersonal Effectiveness
Week 7 : Interpersonal Effectiveness + Individual Therapy Session
Week 8 : Emotion Regulation
Week 9 : Emotion Regulation + Individual Therapy Session
Week 10 : 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.
Face to face 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 face to face 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.