DBT for friends & Family™

To enroll in F & F you must first complete the Family Connections Program

Friends & Family™ is a 12-week course that meets weekly to teach more advanced theoretical concepts of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and skill application techniques to friends and family members of individuals in a DBT program.  

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Intro (Guidelines/Assumptions) & Review the BioSocial Model of DBT
  • Mindfulness Skills: Three States of Mind, What & How
  • Validation & Problem Solving: Core Acceptance & Change Skills - why do we stay mindful of judgments?
  • Primary Target Behavior: Functions, Response from Family & Skills
  • Secondary Target Behaviors: Biological & Social Consequences
  • Understand the functional relationship: thinking, feeling & acting
  • Distress Tolerance Skills for Family & Friends
  • Review & Role Play: Limit Setting, Observing Limits & Acceptance
  • Relationship Mindfulness: Skills for Family & Friends
  • Emotion Regulation: Sensitivity, Reactivity & Slow Return to Baseline: Now What? Skills!
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: DEARMAN, GIVE & FAST (role play)
  • Basics of Behaviorism: Don’t Shoot the Dog!

When: Tuesday 5:00-6:30 PM, led by Joanna Marino, PhD 

Cost: FREE! 

Commitment: We HIGHLY encourage attending all 12 weeks.

How to register: Please contact an intake coordinator for scheduling.

 

Next Entry Date:

October 16, 2018