Accelerated DBT Skills Training
Our DBT 101 5-Day Intensive Program is designed for adolescents (ages 13-19) who want or need DBT skills, but do not want this type of learning to interfere with their academic schedule. This accelerated program pulls from the evidence-based curriculum of Dr. Alec Miller and Jill Rathus, which tailors Dr. Marsha Linehan’s skills training manual specifically to adolescents. DBT 101 uses hands-on and interactive learning to help adolescents learn the necessary skills to begin to make changes in their lives, and work towards building a life worth living. Modules covered in DBT 101 include: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Walking the Middle Path.
Over the course of the 5-day program, adolescents will learn skills to:
Manage and express their emotions.
Effectively manage stress.
DBT 101 takes place from 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday. Participants are expected to be willing to commit to the entirety of the program, complete daily homework assignments, and be able to sit through a full day of groups. There will be breaks throughout the day, and The Concord Center will also provide group materials, lunch, and snacks. We also ask that group members are free from active substance use, do not have active suicidal ideation, and are not actively engaging in self-injurious behaviors. If you are interested in the program and have concerns regarding any of the above, please let us know so that we can discuss alternative options or potential accommodations.
If you are interested in the DBT 101 program, please contact us to set up a screening appointment so that we can help you to identify how this program could be helpful.