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DBT Skills for Addictive Behaviors Group (4 weeks)
This brief module delivers skills specifically designed to target addictive behaviors from a relapse prevention model. From the DBT perspective, "you are addicted when you are unable to stop a behavior pattern or use of substances, despite negative consequences and despite your best efforts to stop" (Linehan, 2015). The goal of these skills is to achieve abstinence from addictive behaviors, avoid relapse, and mitigate the negative consequences should there be a lapse or relapse.

Skills covered include:

• Mindfulness—wise mind, common addictions, clear mind

• Distress Tolerance—minority stress for sexual and gender minorities, (what to do) when the crisis is addiction, dialectical abstinence, relapse prevention planning, burning bridges and building new ones, alternative rebellion, and adaptive denial

• Interpersonal Effectiveness—community reinforcement

Thursday evenings, March to April 2024 / Paula Carrizosa, DBT Therapist and Rebecca-Emma Kaplan, DBT Therapist

Fee: DBT groups have a tiered pricing structure ranging from $10 to $160 per week. Detailed information about the tiered pricing of DBT skills groups offered at our practice is on this page.

You are eligible for this group if:

• You’re attending regular, individual therapy.

• You're willing to attend group on a regular basis (missing no more than 2 meetings in a row).

• You're willing to avoid coming to group under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

• You're willing to practice skills outside of group.

• You're willing to keep information obtained during group (including the names of other participants) strictly confidential.

• You're willing to call/email providers ahead of time when you will arrive late or miss a meeting.

• You're willing to avoid private relationships with fellow group members.

• You're willing to pay your bill.

Note: If attending via Zoom, we require you to attend from a private space to preserve the confidentiality of fellow group members. Additionally, we ask that you have access to technology that allows you to: (A) see material (e.g., teaching slides, teaching videos, fellow members, etc.) on a screen; (B) listen to facilitators and participants; (C) participate with your camera on; and (D) participate with your microphone on.

Please click here for more information about the providers who make up our DBT Team.

Please click here if you are interested in joining one of the above groups.

Please click here and here to view the DBT Comprehensive and Skills Treatment Agreements,
and here to see the Program Description slides.

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