Group Therapyfor Adults and Adolescents
**Due to overwhelming demand for comprehensive DBT, regrettably we have decided to close our referral at this time to allow us to process the existing referrals. Please check our website in a few months for updates.
To participate in a skills group, an individual will need to be under the care of a clinician while attending group. If you or your loved one already have an individual therapist and would like to attend one of our skills groups, please complete our online referral form. We accept self referrals and will contact you when an opening becomes available.
If you already have a therapist and would like to join our skills group only, we will arrange a one-hour pre-group meeting to collect some background information, clinical history, reasons for seeking DBT skills group, and to provide some rules and expectations about participation in a skills group.
26-Week Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Wise Mind Centre offers a 26-week standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills groups for adults and adolescents and their primary caregivers. 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. The groups are ongoing and held virtually.
To participate in one of our skills groups, you could participate in our comprehensive DBT program and see one of the Wise Mind Centre clinicians for weekly individual therapy (please note we are not currently accepting new referrals for comprehensive DBT). Alternatively, you may work with an individual therapist outside of our clinic (if you already have one) and see them at least once a month (or more frequently based on your clinical needs). The function of having an individual therapist is for you to go over the skills learned in the class with your therapist and discuss how you could practice and apply the skills to help you achieve your specific therapy goals.
Please feel free to download our clinic and skills group brochures and discuss with your physician or current clinical provider (if you have one) to see whether this would be a good fit to your needs.
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Adolescent DBT groups
Adolescents aged 13-17 and their primary caregivers. (exceptions may be considered)
The adolescent group requires a weekly 1.5-hour group session attended by the teen and at least one of the primary caregivers.
- Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:00pm
Adult DBT groups
Individuals age 18 and above.
The adult groups require participants to attend a weekly 2-hour group session.
- Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:30pm
- Thursdays 4:30 to 6:30pm
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