Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective form of cognitive behavioural therapy that helps you reduce the frequency of self-harm, assist in emotional regulation and reinforce healthy behaviours.

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This group is for people who struggle with their emotions, experience impulsivity, significant distress, or who have difficulty in maintaining relationships or employment.

Some of the specific psychological problems that can be helped with DBT include clinical depression and anxiety, binge eating, post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use problems.

Benefits of the day program?

This group aims help you increase effective skill use across four domains, including: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

When does the program run? 

The DBT program consists of three 10-week modules, delivered over a 32 week period with a one week break between each module.

The program is delivered in a modular format allowing new participants to enter the group at the beginning of each new module. 

Program format

Group sessions, face-to-face.

Book your place:

To join the group, you will need a referral from your psychiatrist. This group is skills-based. This means that it requires your active participation during sessions, and will require a pre-assessment from the group facilitator prior to being able to participate. 

Please note that successful completion of the DBT Pre-commitment Program is a prerequisite for entry into this program.

Additional information:

For more information please contact our Transitions Team on 03 9773 7000 or fill in the form below and someone will be in contact with you.