Teen study group



*Taking place the first 2 weeks in January 2023*

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:  

  • Rising college students

  • Students with a Spring start date for college

  • Will be physically living on campus the first time (e.g., if they attended remotely in the past)  

  • Are coming off of a gap year or gap semester

  • Have struggled in their first or second years in college, 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 

This program will be offered during the first two weeks of January. The 7 sessions will take place on January 3rd - 5th, and January 9th - 12th in-person from 1-2:30pm.

The Concord Center typically offers this program during the Summer, as well as during Winter Break. Please complete the inquiry form at this link to be considered for the program