DBT Skill Training Class for Adults / Young Adults
DBT for Adults/Young Adults Skills Training Group is the backbone of DBT Standard program. Clients learn the four primary DBT skill training modules that help them manage their emotional and behavioral patterns better.
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.
And Distress Tolerance skills are to reduce mood-dependent and impulsive behaviors and learn to accept reality as it is.
Clients participate in a weekly DBT skills training group to learn and practice new DBT skills, to implement them into their life, to reduce negative cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns and to apply alternative behavior skills for positive changes.
DBT Skill Training Class for Adolescent & Family
In DBT Adolescents & Families Skills Group, clients learn five primary DBT skills training modules that help to adopt new behavior skills.
Mindfulness skills help adolescents lower their negative emotional state while they help adolescents increase their positive state of mind and become aware of their own emotions, thoughts, and urges. It helps them to recognize their negatively distorted thinking patterns and impulsivity.
Distress Tolerance skills help adolescents reduce impulsive behaviors and learn to accept reality as it is.
Emotion regulation skills improve positive emotions while they also reduce the negative emotion of adolescents.
Interpersonal effectiveness skills help both adolescents and their families build healthy relationships and validate each other using the ‘Walking the Middle Path skill’.
In DBT Adolescents & Families Skills Group, parents/guardians not only learn about the concept of dialectics and validation, but also behavioral modification theories including reinforcement, shaping, extinction, and contingency. Understanding and applying the theories and skills to adolescents who have difficulty regulating their emotions help the parents/guardians promote effective and consistent parenting skills. Adolescents also learn to reduce interpersonal conflicts within the family through this skills module.
Social Skills Training Class
Social Skills Training Class is a small group class for children and adolescents who are experiencing relationship difficulties with family members and friends because of autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depressive disorder, tic disorder, or adjustment disorder. We have various social skills training classes for Korean speaking as well as English speaking children and adolescents.
Our social skills training class curriculum includes basic communication skills, play-social skills, emotion regulation skills; and provides training for non-verbal expression skills, maintaining relationship skills, academic/vocational social skills and several social problem-solving skills. Class goals and curriculums are designed to meet the needs of a specific group and clinicians facilitate their social adjustment skills by improving their contextual understanding of the situation and training them to practice new alternative behaviors.
Behavioral strategies such as reinforcement, modeling, role-playing and variety of group activities are provided to expediate their learning of new social skills.