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 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?

Check out the registration openings listed below. To register and pay for a class, 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 (registration will open April 22, 2019):
The next Distress Tolerance module will start on the week of May 13th.
 
Emotion Regulation (registration will open July 24, 2019):
The next Emotion Regulation module will start on the week of July 8th.
 
Interpersonal Effectiveness (registration closed):
Module is currently in progress. Registration is closed for this module

 

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.
  • A case management fee 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, 10am-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
  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
  • Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm 
 
Younger Adolescent DBT Skills Class
  • Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm     
  • Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm