DBT is highly effective in the treatment of numerous disorders in adolescents including Borderline Personality, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and self-destructive behavior. These disorders can greatly impact the ability of a teen to function, jeopardize school performance, and adversely affect personal relationships. At the Delray Center for Healing, our DBT Teen Skills Group has been developed to help clients learn and apply productive skills that will decrease emotional dysregulation and unhealthy reactions to strong emotions.
The DBT Teen Skills Group structure has been adapted specifically to the needs of teenagers, in order to optimize treatment outcomes. Just like in the adult version, this is a highly structured group and clients must commit to the full schedule of sessions.
Participants in the DBT Teen Skills Group will master four skill sets:
DBT Teen 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 16 weeks. These groups are usually run in the evenings, at 5:00PM, to fit into most academic schedules.