In DBT, one of our goals is for you to learn and develop skills to increase your ability to take control your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. These skills are taught in an educational group format, much like a classroom setting. These groups meet weekly for 90 minutes, and we offer several groups to accommodate scheduling needs as well as to maintain smaller group sizes. Please note that while we welcome clients who are interested only in participating in our DBT skills training groups, all group members must also have an individual therapist even if that therapist is not at NYCBT.
As many clients wish to continue working on their DBT skills after completing DBT skills training group, we offer an optional advanced DBT graduate group. This group has a less formal structure than DBT skills training group, as the group agenda is determined based on the needs of specific group members. Group members then work together with each other and the group leader to help develop strategies and solutions to the issues discussed. The advanced DBT graduate group meets for 90 minutes every two weeks.