Teen study group



Preparing for college can be both an exciting and stressful time for many incoming college students. This 7-session program focuses on helping incoming college students prepare for the transition to campus life. By reviewing and integrating DBT skills, DBT For The Transition To College helps teens to recognize the ways in which they can effectively manage some of the challenges they are likely to face when living on a college campus. 

Program participants can expect to: learn more about what some of these typical challenges might involve; review a selection of skills from the DBT modules (Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness) that can help with these difficulties; and have opportunities to consider what skills application and integration will look like for them in their unique college environment. The program will help participants cope ahead for potential challenges, including how to manage crises, practice self-care, interact with others (e.g., roommates, peers, professors, etc.), manage their time, navigate homesickness, and make authentic decisions while living on a college campus.  

The DBT For The Transition To College Program is best suited for individuals who:  

  • Are incoming first year college students  

  • Will be physically attending college for the first time (e.g., if they attended remotely in the past)  

  • Are coming off of a gap year  

  • Have struggled in the early parts of their academic career and want to get some additional tools to help manage their return to campus.  

  • Have had some exposure to DBT either through a group, program, or individual therapy 


The Concord Center is offering this program twice during Summer 2022. Each iteration of the program will take place in-person (COVID-19 pending) and consist of 7 groups, with each group running from 5-6:30pm. Please note: all potential participants must also have a 30-minute intake prior to joining the group. 

Session 1 Dates 

June 21st, 22nd, 23rd and June 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th 

Session 2 Dates 
July 12th, 13th, 14th and July 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st 

Session 3 Dates - TBD
Please note that we are considering running a third session of this program in August 2022, dependent upon if there is enough interest.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please fill out our inquiry form here.