Class in advanced DBT skills
The advanced DBT skills class is a 12-week module for people who have mastered some of the skills in the core modules (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance) and now want to enhance their existing skills and learn new ones. In this module, you will learn about;
- the theory and practice of dialectical thinking
- riding the wave of emotions
- managing extreme emotions
- validation of self and others
- building new relationships
- getting people to like you
- ending hopeless relationships
- mindfulness of others
- reinforcement and strategies for changing behaviour
- recovering from invalidation
- effective communication in important relationships
This module is also open to people who have completed standard DBT with our team or elsewhere. In some circumstances, it is possible for people who are new to DBT to attend this course before deciding whether they would like to commit to the full DBT programme.
How will I learn?
New skills are presented each week, and homework tasks are assigned for participants to practice during the week. Homework is reviewed at the next class. The goal of this is for people to get better at using the skills when they are needed most, such as during times of intense emotion, crisis, or conflict.
Who should join the class?
There is no specific diagnostic requirement for participation in our DBT skills classes. Although DBT was originally developed for people meeting criteria for BPD, the skills we teach can help other people who experience problems with self-harm, extreme emotional sensitivity, mood swings, anger, recurrent depression, anxiety, intense or chaotic relationships, impulsivity, and stress.
How to begin
All individuals interested in joining the full programme will be assessed by a member of the Mind-Reframed team. You can also provide a letter of recommendation from your psychiatrist, GP, or therapist outlining the history and reasons for referral.
£80 per 90-minute session. A small number of concessionary rates towards the skills classes are available to people in genuine financial difficulties.
This specialist programme is facilitated by Jaclyn Everitt, one of the senior team members. In addition to her core psychotherapy training, Jaclyn received extensive training and expert supervision in dialectical behaviour therapy. To find out more about Jacly please go to www.mind-reframed.com/aboutus.