Learn About Our DBT Skills Groups
Our DBT groups meet once a week for an hour and a half. In a classroom like setting, clients learn and practice a variety of DBT skills to improve their quality of life.
Skills learned in DBT group therapy sessions are then discussed in individual therapy, where the client practices applying those skills to the issues they are facing in their life. Through DBT phone coaching, the client is able to reach their therapist at anytime for in-the-moment skills coaching.
DBT group is a vital part of Front Range Treatment Center's DBT program. Persons must be seeing a therapist for individual therapy, either at FRTC or elsewhere, to participate in group. This is how the program was designed, and research has shown the group component to be essential. In order to be considered comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy treatment, a group component must be included.
Contact us to sign up for our DBT groups starting soon, or for a consultation to determine if it is right for you.
Fall and Winter 2019 DBT Course Schedule
Our fall session starts August 26th! We will cover the DBT skill of Emotion Regulation. During the upcoming winter session, we will discuss Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Fall Session: Emotion Regulation
8/26-10/14 (9 weeks)
Winter Session: Interpersonal Effectiveness
10/28-12/16 (7 weeks, no group the week of Thanksgiving)
We currently offer DBT Skills classes the following times:
Tuesday evenings, from 4:00-5:30 pm
Wednesday mornings, from 10:00-11:30 am
Thursday afternoons, from 11:30-1:00 pm
What Are “DBT Skills”?
There are four main types of skills clients practice in Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group:
UNDERSTANDING YOUR EMOTIONS.
INCREASING SELF CONTROL.
RELAX AND SOOTHE.
RADICALLY ACCEPTING WHAT WE CANNOT CHANGE.
ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT AND NEED.
BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT.
APPRECIATING YOUR EXPERIENCES.
LETTING GO OF JUDGMENT.