There are four modules that make up the DBT Skills group, and each module aids individuals in gaining a specific set of skills:
- The Mindfulness Module will teach the basics of how to live a mindful life. This module is especially helpful for those who experience rumination, spiraling thoughts, and physical or emotional pain.
- The Interpersonal Effectiveness module teaches how to use strategy when setting boundaries, making and keeping friendships, maintaining one’s self respect, and balancing assertiveness with sensitivity.
- The Emotion Regulation Module assists participants in building the skills necessary to reduce painful emotions. By the end of this module, participants will be able to understand the biological necessity of emotions, how to reduce vulnerability to strong emotions, and how to change unwanted emotions.
- The Distress Tolerance Module will teach how to cope with painful emotions skillfully. The goal of the distress tolerance module is to equip participants so that they can reduce suffering, anxiety, and frustration, and increase resilience.
About this group:
Every session starts with a grounding exercise, followed by a check-in and a review of last week’s homework. The bulk of the session will be spent learning new, concrete skills to help you increase your skillset so you can tackle painful emotions and experience with strategy and resilience.
- The group is priced at $75 per 90-minute session and each module runs for six weeks (total of $450 for six sessions or one module).
- Each participant is asked to complete the module they signed up for. Completion of a module will result in an invitation to learn the subsequent module.
- Additionally, there is a 45-minute intake session that takes place for new members before the start of the group and costs $75.
About the facilitator: Laura Wu, LMSW is a Resident Clinician at the group practice Resilience Lab. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an intake!
Accepted insurances: UnitedHealthcare/ Optum, Oxford, Oscar, UMR, and Harvard Pilgrim