Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) often includes skills-based training in a group setting. In a DBT skills group, clients will learn and practice DBT tools to improve their ability to problem solve, cope with crisis, manage interpersonal conflicts, and set and achieve goals in various areas of their lives.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups consist of four modules:
- Mindfulness skills
- Distress tolerance skills
- Emotion regulation skills
- Interpersonal effectiveness skills
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for a number of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, impulsivity, and relationship problems. Although it was originally developed to help people who were struggling with suicide, this comprehensive treatment package can be useful for those who are experiencing emotional distress such as anxiety, depression, or anger, as well as those having difficulty overcoming procrastination, interpersonal isolation, relationship conflict, or effectiveness at work.
At The Counseling Center of Maryland, we offer DBT groups for adolescents, teenagers, college-age students, and adults. If you’re interested in learning more about one of our DBT groups, please reach out to us using the contact information at the bottom of this page.