Dialectical Behavior Therapy – Skills Groups

DBT Skills Training Groups teach clients the skills to identify, understand, and effectively manage their emotions. DBT breaks down these skills into the following modules:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Walking the Middle Path

Groups are run in a class-like format in which group leaders use a combination of lecture, discussion, and practice to teach the skills. Individuals are assigned homework so that they can practice skills in the situations where they experience distress (e.g. at home, at school, with friends).

Individuals who have completed a DBT Skills Training Group may graduate to a DBT Skills Integration group, which creates advanced opportunities to learn and apply skills. These groups include a combination of lecture, agenda, and in-vivo (real-life) practice.

To schedule an intake, contact Ashley Flynn at aflynn@bostonchildstudycenter.com or 617-398-0383.

Meeting Times:

  • Middle School Aged DBT Skills Training Group: Thursdays at 4:15 PM
  • Adolescent DBT Skills Training Group: Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
  • Adolescent DBT Skills Integration Group: Tuesdays at 5 PM
  • Young Adult DBT Skills Training Group: Tuesdays at 6:15 PM or Thursdays at 5:30 PM
  • Young Adult DBT Skills Integration Group: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM