Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Program - Adolescent & Caregiver Group, 13-17 (Care Plus NJ)

Monday, October 18, 2021 -
Monday, April 18, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Program - Adolescent & Caregiver Group, 13-17 (Care Plus NJ)

DBT is an evidence-based approach proven to reduce hospitalizations, the need for higher level of care, and reduce suicidality and depression by helping participants to regulate intense emotions and improve interpersonal relationships through validation, acceptance, and behavior change. This therapy has proven to be effective for other mental health challenges including reducing depression, reducing anxiety, anger management, trauma recovery, and impulsive behavior.

The purpose of the DBT Skills Training program is to provide education on the dialectics of acceptance and change, impact of behavioral patterns/cognitive process, development and practice of healthy skills and capabilities, as well as identifying methods of support and collaborative approaches in relationships. The goal is to reinforce positive behavior change by encouraging participants and their social support network to practice these skills on a consistent basis.

Program Purpose & Goals

  • To educate individuals & their families on the dialectics of acceptance and change.
  • To provide a supportive, non-judgmental, empowering environment conducive to gaining insight into the overall impact of emotional dysregulation & how this contributes to unhealthy patterns in their lives.
  • Encourage clients to learn, practice, & apply new life skills to daily life challenges.
  • Promote positive behavior change, improved self-confidence, & healthy perception of self and others.
  • Develop more stable, reciprocal relationships in their lives.

Specialized Services

  • Individual therapy - weekly
  • Family Therapy - monthly, as needed
  • DBT Skills Group - twice weekly
  • Phone Skills Coaching - as needed
  • Team Based Approach between your DBT Therapist and Skills Group Facilitators.

This model will teach skills to address common behaviors associated with the following diagnoses including, but not limited to Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Chronic Suicidality, Self Harm/Impulse Disorders, and Eating Disorders.

If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, DBT may be for you:

  • Have you struggled with managing and effectively communicating your feelings?
  • Have you ever intentionally, physically harmed yourself and/or thought of harming yourself because the emotional pain was too great to bear?
  • Have you ever had thoughts about suicide or felt that you did not have a purpose?
  • Have you ever felt that most or all relationships in your life have ended negatively, where you felt alone?
  • Have you felt disconnected from others and/or that you were just not enough?
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Payment Options
  • Free

Last Updated: 10/08/21