For years, one of the greatest limiting factors in treatment progress has been the inability of families to adapt to a now healthier and well-adjusted DBT program graduate. This problem has been directly addressed by the creation of a completely separate DBT Skills Training track that is strictly for motivated family members of participants in the general DBT Skills Group.
The efficiency of the application of newly learned DBT skills is greatly enhanced when the family has also learned and has become adept at using the same DBT skills. Family Skills participants are required to remain in individual therapy with a DBT therapist for the entire course.
Participants in the Family DBT Skills Group will master four skill sets:
Family DBT skills group is a 2-hour group run by 2 therapists. The curriculum is organized into a number of modules that run over the course of 22 weeks.