DBT Skills Classes

About Our DBT Skills Classes

Our DBT skills classes are offered for a range of age groups and areas of focus. The classes are divided into three 8 week modules:

  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

Modules are eight weeks long, and the first two weeks of each module are focused solely on mindfulness skills. The classes are conducted in a lecture-based format and are psychoeducational in nature. DBT skills classes are not process-oriented. To learn more about each skills module, you can refer to our DBT Skills page. You can also reach out to us using our online contact form to obtain more information!

 

When Can I Register for a Module?

Check out the registration openings listed below. To register and pay for a class module, you can do so at our Class Online Registration Page. More information about class rates can be accessed on our Cost and Payment FAQs page.  

Distress Tolerance Module (registration closed):
The Distress Tolerance module began the week of May 13th. Note: We will not be holding class the week of July 1st in observance of the 4th of July.
 
Emotion Regulation Module (registration closed):
The Emotion Regulation module will start on the week of July 15th.
 
Interpersonal Effectiveness Module (registration will open the week of August 12th, 2019):
The next Interpersonal Effectiveness module will start the week of September 9th.

 

Class Policies

  • All Participants are required to be under the care of a mental health clinician over the duration of class who they visit at least every two weeks. 
  • Participants with outside therapists are required to complete and return outside therapist paperwork prior to the start of class. Participants with outside therapists cannot attend class without completion of outside therapist paperwork.  
  • A case management fee ($80) is included for class tuition for participants with outside therapists. This is due to the weekly communication and dialogue between the class instructor and outside therapist. 
  • Registration and payment for class is required prior to the beginning of the module. You can learn more about the class rates on the Cost and Payment FAQs page.  
  • For further information about our class policies you may contact our office or view our terms of services. 
 

DBT Skills Class Age Groups and Times

Adult Class:
Adult classes are for individuals 18 and up with a variety of diagnoses.
  • Tueday, 10:00am-11:30am
  • Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Friday, 10:00am-11:30am 
 
Family DBT Skills Class:
Family skills classes are geared toward helping family members (parents, partners, caregivers) learn DBT skills and prinicples both for themselves and in their interactions with loved ones. People who attend this class often have a family member participating in DBT therapy but this is not a requirement.
  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm      
 
Older Adolescent DBT Skills Class (15-18yo)
The older adolescent class is designed for high school aged participants. 
  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm 
 
Younger Adolescent DBT Skills Class (12-14yo)
The younger adolescent class is designed for middle school aged participants. 
  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm