DBT Clinic

DBT at The Resilience Centre

The Resilience Centre has a new Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Clinic.

DBT is a treatment that was originally developed by Dr Marsha Linehan for individuals who meet the diagnostic criteria for Borderine Personlaity Disorder (BPD). Recent research on this therapy has demonstrated that DBT is not only useful for those with BPD but also for other challenges that stem from emotional dysregulation such as:

  • Complex and challenging behaviours
  • Difficulty maintaining relationships
  • Impulsivity and/or addictive behaviours
  • Frequent suicidal thoughts and/or urges to self harm

The research findings have consistently shown that DBT helps decrease the frequency and intensity of these behaviours, as well as helping to decrease hospital admissions.

The DBT Program Team Members:
Alison Lenehan, Registered Psychologist
Joe Alberts, Clinical Psychologist
Sarah Piper, Registered Psychologist
Ida Soghomonian, Registered Psychologist
Megan Webster, Provisional Psychologist

Comprehensive DBT

The Resilience Centre  offers a 24 week program for adults which helps in both a therapeutic and practical way, thus enabling them to grow personally as well as connect with others.

When: Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.45 pm starting 5th May 2020

DBT Family & Friends Support Group

An 8 week program for family and friends of participants in DBT programs, to learn how to help their loved one more effectively and also help themselves.

When: Mondays 7.00 – 8.30 pm starting 4th May 2020

DBT for Teens

An 8 week program for young people aged 14 – 18 who are experiencing difficulties managing their emotions and behaviour.

When: Thursdays  4.45 – 7.00 pm, starting 7th May. 2020

Expressions of Interest: Email Robyn Scarf, Program Co-ordinator, robyn@theresiliencecentre.com.au

DBT Refresher

A program for those over the age of 18 who have previously done DBT and would like to refresh their skills with group skills treatment only.

When: Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.45 pm. starting 22nd September, 2020

Expressions of Interest: Email Robyn Scarf, Program Co-ordinator, robyn@theresiliencecentre.com.au

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