DBT class in interpersonal (relationship) effectiveness skills
10 Jays Street
Interpersonal effectiveness is a skills class based on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy spread over eight weeks and it teaches effective strategies for asking for what you need, saying no, setting boundaries in relationships and coping with interpersonal conflict. This module is of particular relevance to individuals who experience their relationships as chaotic, intense and unstable, and it teaches strategies for building and maintaining balanced relationships whether with romantic partners, friends, family members or work colleagues.
How will I learn?
New skills are presented each week and homework is assigned for participants to practice during the week. Homework is reviewed at the next class. To enhance learning and effective application of newly acquired knowledge and skills people who commit to the full DBT programme will have access to phone skills coaching, which can be accessed at times of heightened distress 7 days a week. 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. All individuals interested in joining the full programme will be assessed by a member of the Mind-Reframed team to determine whether or not the group is an appropriate fit. Those who would like to attend only some modules without committing to individual DBT can provide a letter of recommendation from their psychiatrist or therapist outlining the history and reasons for referral.
Further details: To find out more please visit www.mind-reframed.com/dbtskills.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07891 901607.
This specialist programme is facilitated by a team of qualified and experienced therapists who, in addition to their core training, underwent extensive training and/or expert supervision in dialectical behaviour therapy. To find out more about us please go to www.mind-reframed.com/aboutus.