DBT skills groups for adults

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Our DBT skills groups for adults provide a key component for effective treatment in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed to help adults who struggle with tolerating stress, focusing attention, controlling strong emotions and maintaining effective relationships.

An integral part of DBT therapy involves attending a group skills-training class. The skills taught in class include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

These four modules are presented as developed by DBT creator Marsha Linehan, Ph.D, and are a vital component to the evidence-based practice of comprehensive DBT treatment.

While the adult skills groups at CEBTOhio serve as one portion of our larger adherent DBT treatment program, adult clients are often eligible to attend the groups without having an individual therapist trained in DBT therapy. If you are interested in guidelines about attending a skills group, please call and ask.


For more information, contact Amy Kalasunas by email or at (216) 544-1321 (ext 2003).


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