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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group

Are you looking for ways to better manage stress, feel more in control of your emotions and be more effective in relationships?

Consider joining a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Group at Behavioral Health Services at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.

DBT was originally developed for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD); however, it has been adapted to work for people who have:

  • anxiety
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • obsessive compulsive disorder
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • substance use disorders
  • suicidal thoughts
  • and thoughts of self-harm.

It also has been proven to be effective with people struggling with anger and to help manage and maintain sobriety.

The DBT group consists of seven to nine week sessions of skills training to help with everyday life, such as:

  • how to regulate intense emotions
  • interact effectively with others
  • and tolerate distress, in ways that are not harmful to oneself or others

Mindfulness skills involve effective awareness and learning to control attention. Since mindfulness is at the core of all skills, mindfulness skills are taught for two weeks before each module of distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.

You are expected to attend each group, unless prior permission is given. Part of participating in group also means participating in individual therapy, which can be done with any provider.

Sessions take place in the evenings at the CCMH Fifth Floor Classrooms—there is availability for the group to be offered online with WebEx, depending on the client’s situation.

Groups are available for adolescents (13-17) and adults over the age of 18.

Group services can be applied to the sliding fee scale for clients with and without insurance. Potential clients can inquire with a Financial Specialist at 307.688.5000.

To learn about the next session schedule, or to learn more about the group, call 307.688.5000.