DBT Skills Group: LEVEL 1

The DBT Skills classes are intended to help any person address:

  • Impulsiveness, and high-risk behaviors.
  • Life threatening behaviors including suicide attempts and parasuicide (self-harm) behaviors.
  • Mood swings, highs and lows.
  • Confusion about self, ‘who am I’ and self-esteem issues.
  • Interpersonal conflict and fear of intimacy.
  • Behavioral, Emotional and Thought patterns that may be contributing to misery, distress and “problems in living”.

Participants attend 10 consecutive sessions. Participants benefit best when they are involved with an individual therapist who can help them integrate the skills into their lives and support the process. It is possible for a person to enroll and benefit from the group even if they are not in ongoing individual therapy at Inner Solutions™, but this is determined after an individual consultation session. Our commitment is to ensure the material is relevant to your issues and that you have appropriate support to integrate the skills into your life as well as support during the process of the class/group series. To best support our clients, and encourage the complete, empirically-sound DBT program, we have adjusted our fee structure for the Level One Skills Group:

For those registered in the complete DBT program at Inner Solutions™, the fee for this 10-week class is $799.00 +gst. 

For those not registered in the DBT Program at Inner Solutions™, clients must have an initial assessment session (60 min) to determine goals and to go through required paperwork. The fee for those not registered in the complete DBT program with an Inner Solutions™ therapist is $1299.00 +gst.

Class dates / times: Please view Event Calendar

Skills Training Information Pamphlet (Download)

The Self-Referral Form must be filled out to enroll in this Class:
Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

DBT For Adolescents

We have commenced a program designed to treat the adolescent presentation of BPD behaviors following the model of A. Miller and J. Rathius from New York. Ages Served:  14 – 17 years (exceptions maybe considered).

We start with a minimum 24 week commitment (6 months) with the option to continue as long as the client finds it helpful. The 24 weeks is the minimum amount of time recommended with the treatment protocol.

A commitment of up to one year is not unusual.

Therapy consists of individual weekly sessions and phone coaching; plus 12 weeks of concurrent 2 hour weekly DBT skills classes (with one parent attending with the student).

Therapy includes phone coaching and family sessions (if required) with the focus being on the individual adolescent client, using therapy to learn and integrate better copies strategies and emotion regulations skills.

It is not unusual that the parents may need to have their own sessions with either the childs therapist of another therapist on the team.

Class dates / times: Please view Event Calendar

DBT for Adolescent Pamphlet (Download)

Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

Fees Schedule: $799 + 699 for first parent and $499 for second parent

DBT Graduate Group

GROUP PURPOSE:

Provides an opportunity for ‘graduates’ of DBT Skills Training Classes to consolidate their learning and improve application of their skills.  Members also benefit from peer support, feedback, and vicarious learning within a professionally lead group.

GROUP FORMAT:

  • NOTE: THE GROUP IS NOT OFFERED ON A ‘DROP-IN BASIS’
  • Participants reflect on their practice of DBT skills, receiving and giving skills review and coaching as the opportunity arises.
  • Mindfulness practice starts the session.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Have completed at least one – 10 week Dialectical Behavioral Skills Group.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Diary Card.
  • Commit to attending a minimum of 16 weeks on a regular basis and then may continue for as long as group is helpful.
  • Agree to terms of Confidentiality Form prior to attending.
  • Most clients in this group have been in therapy at InnerSolutions. It is strongly encouraged that the person has some form of individual therapy with a DBT therapist or support available outside of this group. If there is no ongoing individual therapist, the client will be asked to meet with a therapist from InnerSolutions to ensure they are a good fit for the group.

Class dates / times: Please view Event Calendar

Program Information Pamphlet (Download)

Fee Schedule: $80 per session

Parenting Group

The group provides education and support to parents who are experiencing challenges with parenting adolescents who are in their care and dependent on them.

The format will combine education and open discussion with the psychologist/facilitator and other parent group members.

The topics will vary, but will be related to:

  • Setting realistic and effective goals with skill, confidence and to lessen conflict with your child.
  • Learning how your own behaviors influence the behaviors of your adolescent.
  • Learning to identify the ‘emotion triggers’ of your adolescent.
  • Learning specific communication strategies.
  • Learning skills to regulate your own emotional responses.

Group members commit to initially attending for 10 weeks in order to truly benefit from the material; after 10 weeks there will be an option to continue on a month-to-month basis, if so desired.

Series dates / times:  Please view Event Calendar

Workshop Information Pamphlet (Download)

The Self Referral Form must be filled out to enroll in this series:

Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

Family and Friends Group

Session provide information about the underpinning factors causing BPD and helpful insights; along with strategies to address the stress and worry athat accompany living with a person with BPD.

This is a six week education and support series that provides:

  • education about the disorder & treatment options
  • effective methods of communicating with your loved one
  • how to disarm anger and validate emotional responses
  • learn how to ‘set limits’ using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy strategies
  • learn coping methods and how to work toward rebuilding safety and trust
  • learn about “radical acceptance”

The series is not for persons with BPD. A separate ‘DBT skills group’ is offered for persons with BPD. The series is not meant to replace individual consultation or therapy.

Series dates / times: Please view Event Calendar

Max. group size: 12

Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions.  Participants do not need to have a relative in therapy at InnerSolutions.

The Family Skills Training Workshop Pamphlet and Self Referral Form must be completed to enroll in this series:

Family Skills Training Workshop Pamphlet (Download)

Fill out & submit the Self Referral Form (click here)

Fee Schedule

DBT Skills: Registered Clients
$799/SERIES
  • 10-week commitment
  • As part of the Inner Solutions™ DBT Program
DBT-Skills: Non-Registered Client
$1299/SERIES
  • 10-week commitment
  • Individual consultation required prior to enrollment
DBT-A for ADOLESCENTS
$799/ADOLESCENT
  • 12-week commitment
  • Add $699 for 1st Parent, and $499 for 2nd Parent
Family and Friends Group
$549/SERIES
  • 6-week commitment
  • Add $350 for a second attendee
DBT Graduate Group
$80/SESSION
  • 16-week commitment, open enrollment
  • One session per week
Parent Group
$699/SERIES
  • 10-week commitment
  • Add $599 for 2nd Parent