The DBT class for adults/young adults skills training group is an essential part of the program. Clients learn the four primary DBT skills training modules that help them manage their emotional and behavioral patterns.
Mindfulness skills help clients be aware of their own emotions, thoughts, physical sensations, and behaviors as well as recognize their negatively distorted thinking patterns and impulsivity.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills are for maintaining stable and healthy relationships and reducing chronic feelings of emptiness.
Emotion regulation skills assist clients to understand the functions of emotion, change unwanted emotional responses and improve emotional resiliency by reducing vulnerability to emotional turbulence and managing difficult emotions.
Distress tolerance skills are to reduce mood-dependent and impulsive behaviors and learn to accept reality as it is. The clients learn to adopt alternative behavior skills instead of negative cognitive, emotional, behavioral patterns by learning and practicing DBT skills every week.
DBT Skills Training Class for Adults/Young Adults Module