Group Therapy

The Wisemind Centre offers two 26-week standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for adults ages 18 and up. These groups require participants to attend a weekly 2-hour group session. The sessions are delivered in a psycho-educational format, which means it is more like a class than a therapy group where people come to vent or process their feelings and thoughts about other group members.

Meeting information of our current DBT groups:
  • Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Fridays 9:30 to 11:30am

  • 26-week DBT Skills Training

    DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan for the treatment of chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Over the years, DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a variety of other disorders, such as substance dependence, treatment-resistant depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. A standard DBT skills group covers the following skills modules:

    • Mindfulness (6 weeks)
    • Emotion Regulation (8 weeks)
    • Distress Tolerance (6 weeks)
    • Interpersonal Effectiveness (6 weeks)

    Who may benefit from the 26-week standard DBT Skills training?

    • Individuals struggling with borderline personality disorder
    • Individuals suffering from high suicide risk
    • Individuals struggling with self harm behavior
    • Individuals struggling with substance use problems
    • Individuals struggling with treatment-resistant depression
    • Individuals with PTSD
    • Individuals struggling with eating problems
    • Individuals who do not suffer from chronic psychosis

    For more information about the effectiveness of DBT and for whom DBT may work, please visit https://behavioraltech.org/research/evidence and https://behavioraltech.org/research/how-dbt-helps.

    Our 26-week DBT skills group is meant to be offered as part of the comprehensive DBT program that includes the following:

    • DBT individual therapy sessions (one hour weekly)
    • DBT skills training class (two hours weekly)
    • Phone consultation (provided by the individual therapist)
    • DBT Consultation team (weekly for clinicians)

    Please contact us to find out more information about our DBT skills groups and how to get in.

    " Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. "

    Rumi

    How to book an appointment

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