Teen DBT Group
The Teen DBT skills training group focuses on teaching adolescents and their caregivers three core skills modules (Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness). Caregivers and teens learn these skills side-by-side and are able to apply them to address problem behaviors on a weekly basis through practice assignments. Teens and caregivers are encouraged to apply relevant skills to areas that are important to them with the ultimate goal of increasing mastery and efficacy in the skills. By having caregivers learn these skills alongside their teen, caregivers can encourage teens to use more effective strategies to cope with difficult experiences and provide a more supportive environment for changing behaviors. The groups typically consist of 2-8 families and meet for 2 hours once a week.