Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group will continue with the Interpersonal Effectiveness module on March 12, 2020
As you may already know, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) represents some of the world’s best coping skills all in one place. A wealth of evidence demonstrates DBT’s effectiveness in reducing anxiety, depression, and even the symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder for which it was developed. Divided into modules for Emotional Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness – with Mindfulness integrated throughout – the Interpersonal Effectiveness module will be facilitated for 8 weeks, starting March 12, 2020.
Facilitator Eric J. Blommel, MA, MFTC uses apps for diary cards, distributes worksheets as PDF files, projects materials on a screen during the group, and encourages the use of phones, tablets, and laptops. Feedback from veterans of other DBT groups indicates that integrating DBT reminders and tracking into existing daily technology use is helpful and convenient.
What is DBT Group Therapy?
DBT skills improve emotional intelligence while providing detailed steps for handling situations that were previously overwhelming. DBT skills improve emotional resiliency and reduce or eliminate self-defeating behaviors.
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Infographic taken from “Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Is Effective Intervention”, an article published by PsychiatricTimes.com in March 2016.
More about DBT
Dialectical-Behavior Therapy is one of the most empirically researched therapy modalities for treating people who suffer from significant emotional dysregulation and prolonged relationship difficulties. First conceived in the 1980s, DBT was systematically designed to help people build concrete, practical skills for mindful self-awareness, emotional development, stress management, and the cultivation of a baseline of well-being.
Check out a brief article about DBT, written by Eric, and published on the Anxiety Relief Project website.
For a deeper dive into the details of DBT, visit this webpage.