Dialectic Behavior Skills Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an advanced Skills-Based training that allows individuals to restructure thoughts and feelings.
Currently, Littleton DBT offers Dialectical Behavior Skills Training on Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Adult DBST Skills Training Group
Adult DBST is offered for adults age 18 and up. At this time DBST Skills Training is offered as three eight week modules. New participants can schedule a screening intake appointment by calling or sending a text message to Kathy Higgins at (720) 663-7702 or email [email protected] or Sandi Labo at (720) 466-1704 or [email protected].
Adult Dialectic Behavior Skills Training is structured as three eight week modules.
Our upcoming modules are:
Dialectic Behavior Skills Training may be taught on a one-on-one individual basis. In order to arrange treatment please arrange Screening Intake appointment with Kathy at (720) 663-7702 or email [email protected] or Sandi Labo at (720) 466-1704 or email [email protected]
Dialectic Behavior Therapy Training is designed in four modules, including:
- Core Mindfulness Practices and Cultivating Wise Mind: This is a developing awareness of reality as it is, pushing away nothing, learning a non-judgmental stance, fully entering into the present moment.
- Distress Tolerance: This is a set of skills to use when faced with personal distress. Practices include Distracting, Observing the Breath, Half Smile, and Basic Principles for Accepting Reality. In this module, you will develop a Tool Kit for Self Care and Acceptance.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness: In this module you will learn skills to get what you want, to maintain and improve relationships, and to maintain your self-respect.
- Emotion Regulation: This set of skills deals with understanding emotions, evaluating your emotional state, increasing positive emotions and decreasing vulnerability to negative emotions.
Created by Dr. Marsha Linehan, this therapy is originally designed to treat the pervasive Personality Disorder known as Borderline Personality Disorder. Proven highly effective as a treatment modality, DBT Skills can help people suffering from other mental and emotional problems, such as Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorder, Eating Disorders, and other self-destructive behavioral problems.
Kathy has completed Foundational training in DBT and have co-taught DBT Skills Training Groups at a local Community Mental Health Center. Kathy teaches and reinforces these skills in individual sessions with clients. Kathy is certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy by DBTNCAA.