Is your life like trying to drive a car that is constantly careening out of control?
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
This 24 week program is designed for adults who have difficulties with emotions, relationships, impulsivity, self harm, suicidal behaviours, substance use or other problems that come from difficulties with controlling emotions.
The therapy consists of a variety of modes:
Individual treatment provides the client with the opportunity to work specifically on the skills learnt in group training. Talking confidentially about the successes and challenges of this process, helps to keep up motivation for working toward the clients’s individual therapy goals.
Telephone Coaching allows clients to make contact with their therapist in between sessions. This enhances the therapeutic relationship and encourages clients to apply new behavioural skills in their everyday life knowing they have support.
Group Skills treatment is the psycho-educational component. This is held in a group of 7-10 adults with two facilitators who are DBT trained psychologists. Overall, it covers the four core modules, according to Dr Marsha Linehan’s structured DBT group format, with each module targeting a specific area of skills enhancement. These include:
Team Consultation meetings (practitioners only)
It is not a traditional group therapy model but a very active learning process in which clients are expected to participate and also discuss how the skills apply to their real world situations. Telephone coaching and individual sessions complement what is being taught in skills group and provide support.
Recent research has consistently demonstrated the effectiveness of Comprehensive DBT. Most of all, it enables people with the skills required to thrive and connect with others.
The DBT Program Team Members:
Alison Lenehan, Registered Psychologist
Joe Alberts, Clinical Psychologist
Sarah Piper, Registered Psychologist
Ida Soghomonian, Registered Psychologist
The following clip is an explanation of DBT. while the video speaks of it’s use with adolescents, it is used for adults, in exactly the same way, to achieve significant changes.
Program length: 24 weeks
Time: Tuesdays 6.30 – 8.45 pm (2 hours plus a 15 min break) for the DBT Skills group
Start Date: 17th March 2020
Enquiries: Contact robyn on 0435 878 462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GPs and psychiatrists can assess eligibility for a Medicare rebate under a Mental Health Care Plan for this program for both individual and group visits. (a rebate of $21.65 for up to 10 group sessions may apply)
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) This 24 week program is designed for adults who have difficulties with emotions, relationships, impulsivity, self harm, suicidal behaviours, substance use or other problems that come from difficulties with controlling emotions.