This empirically-based therapy is designed to treat:
Borderline personality disorder
Substance abuse disorders
Urges for self-harm or suicide
DBT groups resemble a classroom atmosphere in which group leaders teach the following skills with easy-to-understand examples, tools, and strategies:
Mindfulness: staying present in the moment
Tolerating distress: getting through tough times without making things worse
Regulating emotions: learning to understand and manage your emotions
Relationship skills: asserting your needs, communicating effectively, and maintaining relationships
What DBT Groups Offer
Our team accommodates a wide range of patients, including those on psychiatry inpatient units. We also offer weekly outpatient skills groups for adults and teens.
Teen groups meet for about an hour every week for a minimum of two months. You are expected to commit to at least two months but are encouraged to participate in the full six-month program. We also provide family sessions.
Adult groups meet for two hours once a week for about six months. Group members are expected to complete homework and practice new skills in their everyday lives.
Inpatient units provide tailored support as well as skills groups.
Start Learning New Skills
For more information about the adult outpatient program, or to refer someone to this program, please call 1-319-356-7338 or send an email to [email protected].