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 applying newly learned DBT skills is greatly enhanced when the family also learns the same skills, and have become adept at using those 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 two therapists intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The curriculum is organized into a number of modules that run over the course of 22 weeks. Family DBT Skills Group is an excellent resource to help the entire family system heal after being negatively impacted by mental health and co-occurring substance abuse issues.